Alstom awarded Three Gorges contract

Alstom has been awarded in excess of 163 million Euros to supply four 700 MW generating units to China’s Three Gorges hydropower station project.

Alstom has been awarded a contract by the Three Gorges International Tendering Co Ltd to supply four 700 MW generating units to the project’s Right Bank powerhouse on China’s Yangtze River, located in Yichang city, Hubei Province.

The contract, valued in excess of 163 million Euros, comprises four turbines and their associated generators. The equipment will be manufactured in Alstom’s facilities in France, Switzerland, Brazil and China, with delivery of the main components scheduled for 2006 and 2007.

As the world’s largest hydropower station under construction, Three Gorges is designed to have a total installed capacity of 18,200 MW, comprising 26 X 700 MW generating units, of which fourteen will be installed in the Left Bank powerhouse and twelve in the Right Bank powerhouse.

Alstom has been involved in the Three Gorges Project since 1997, when it was awarded contracts to supply eight generating units and subsequently all fourteen governors and control systems for the Left Bank powerhouse.

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