Pumped storage success for Voith in China

Approved has provided two complete power items (5 and 6) for the Changlongshan pumped storage plant in japanese 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 business operation. It is the world’s first reversible pumped storage unit with a rated speed of 600 r/min and a capability of 350 MW. There are six models installed in whole at the 2.1 GW Changlongshan station positioned in Zhejiang Province.
Voith says that the performance of unit 5 acquired excellent feedback from the owners and consultants within the industry.
“The information confirmed that the unit meets our excellence criteria and thereby proves that the engineering, manufacturing, set up and commissioning of the world’s first 600 r/min with 350 MW unit was successful,” mentioned Zhang Chengping, mechanical and electrical chief engineer at plant operator the China Three Gorges Group (CTG).
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