Pumped storage success for Voith in China

Voith Hydro has equipped two full energy items (5 and 6) for the Changlongshan pumped storage plant in japanese China.
ตัววัดแรงดัน ’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 officially 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 units installed in whole at the 2.1 GW Changlongshan station located in Zhejiang Province.
Voith says that the performance of unit 5 obtained outstanding suggestions from the homeowners and specialists in the trade.
“The data 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 profitable,” said Zhang Chengping, mechanical and electrical chief engineer at plant operator the China Three Gorges Group (CTG).
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