Pumped storage success for Voith in China

Voith Hydro has supplied two complete power models (5 and 6) for the Changlongshan pumped storage plant in eastern China.
A bird’s eye view of Changlongshan pumped storage plant – Image courtesy of Voith.
Earlier this month, unit 5 efficiently handed a 15-day trial operation and was formally put into industrial operation. It is the world’s first reversible pumped storage unit with a rated velocity of 600 r/min and a capacity of 350 MW. There are เพชเชอร์เกจ put in in whole at the 2.1 GW Changlongshan station located in Zhejiang Province.
Voith says that the performance of unit 5 acquired excellent feedback from the house owners and experts in the industry.
“The data showed that the unit meets our excellence standards and thereby proves that the engineering, manufacturing, installation and commissioning of the world’s first 600 r/min with 350 MW unit was profitable,” stated Zhang Chengping, mechanical and electrical chief engineer at plant operator the China Three Gorges Group (CTG).
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