Hydroelectric Power Plants in China - Guangxi & Guizhou

Dongqing
Location: Guizhou
Operator: China Huadian Corp
Configuration: 4 X 220 MW
Operation: 2009-2010
T/G supplier: TAH
Quick facts: In July 2006, Huadian company Guizhou Qianyuan Power Development Corp ordered four 220-MW Francis turbines and ring gates from Tianjin Alstom Hydro for the Dongqing project in Zhenfeng County, Qiannan Buyi and Miao AP. Construction began in Nov 2006 and river closure was in Aug 2009. The Rmb 6,963mn plant was fully completed in Jun 2010 and connects to the 500kV grid.

Photograph courtesy of China Huadian Corp
Posted 16 Jan 2010

Goupitan
Location: Guizhou
Operator: Huadian Guizhou Co
Configuration: 5 X 300 MW Francis
Operation: 2009
T/G supplier: Harbin, Tianjin Alstom Hydro
EPC: Sinohydro, 1st Hydroelectricity Corp of the Armed Police Force
Quick facts: In Nov 2003, construction started on the Goupitan plant on the Wujiang River in Yuqing County, Zunyi City. The Rmb 13.8bn plant delivers output to end users via the East-West transmission project. Unit-5 commissioned on 31 Jul 2009 and the last two sets went online at the end of Dec 2009.

Photograph courtesy of Sinohydro
Posted 12 Nov 2011

Longtan
Location: Guangxi
Operator: Longtan Hydropower Development Co Ltd
Configuration: 9 X 714 MW Francis
Operation: 2007-2009
T/G supplier: Voith, Dongfang, Harbin, Tianjin
EPC: Monenco, Mid-South Design and Research Inst for Hydroelectric Projects, China Gezhouba Group Corp, Sinohydro Engineering Bureaus 7&8
Quick facts: With completion of the final unit, Longtan became the second largest hydroelectric power station in China. China Datang is the controlling shareholder for the $4.2bn project. The 216.2m RCC dam on the Hongshui River is the tallest of its type in the world. Initial planning began in the 1950s, but site construction did not get underway until 1990 and dam construction started in Jul 2001. Unit-1 began commissioning in May 2007.

Photograph courtesy of Longtan Hydropower Development Co
Posted 7 Mar 2010

Naji Dam
Location: Guangxi
Operator: Guangxi Baise Multipurpose Project
Configuration: 3 X 16 MW Francis
Operation: 2011
T/G supplier: Liyuan
EPC: Sinohydro Bureau 16
Quick facts: In Mar 2004, the World Bank agreed a $91mn loan to partially finance the Fourth Inland Waterways Project to improve navigability of southern China's major east-west waterways, and to use the water flow to produce energy for Guangdong and Guangxi. In Guangxi, the project included funding for the construction of the Naji Dam and HPP on the You River in Baise City.

Photograph courtesy of Sinohydro
Posted 18 Mar 2012

Qiaogong
Location: Guangxi
Operator: Guangxi Fangyuan Power Co Ltd
Configuration: 8 X 57 MW bulb
Operation: 2008-2009
T/G supplier: Tianjin Alstom Hydro
Quick facts: In Sep 2005, TAH signed a Rmb 500mn contract with Guangxi Fangyuan Power for four 57-MW bulb T/G sets and accessories for the Qiaogong plant on the Hongshui River in Laibin Prefecture. At the time, the 7.4m diameter turbines were the largest in China and remain among the largest in the world. Four additional units were ordered later and the power station was progressively commissioned from Jul 2008 to Dec 2009 at a total cost of Rmb 2.4bn.

Photograph courtesy of Guangxi Fangyuan Power Co Ltd
Posted 14 Oct 2011

Shatuo
Location: Guizhou
Operator: Huadian Guizhou Co
Configuration: 4 X 280 MW Francis
Operation: 2013
T/G supplier: Voith Siemens Hydro Power Generation Shanghai, Tianjin Alstom Hydro
EPC: Hydrochina Guiyang Engineering, Sinohydro Bureau No 9 , 4th Hydroelectricity Corp of the Armed Police Force
Quick facts: In Jun 2006, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the Shatuo power station on the middle reaches of the Wujiang in Sinan County, Tongren City. Excavation work was completed in Apr 2007 and full-scale construction got underway on the 122m dam, a large ship lock, and other infrastructure for the Rmb 7.4bn project. The final unit passed the 72-hour, continuous, full-load trial operation and was put into commercial operation on 13 Jun 2013. Annual production is expected to be 4,500 GWh.

Photograph courtesy of www.gzgov.gov.cn
Posted 29 Jun 2013

Tianshengqiao-1
Location: Guizhou
Operator: Tianshengqiao Hydropower Development Co Ltd
Configuration: 4 X 300 MW Francis
Operation: 1998-2000
T/G supplier: Harbin
EPC: Kunming Hydropower Design Institute, Jiangnan Water Resources & Hydropower Const, Mendes Junior
Quick facts: Tianshengqiao-1 has a 178m concrete-faced, rockfill dam and went into full operation in the year of 2000. The first full-year output was 5.1 TWh. Construction began in 1991 and its four shareholders invested Rmb 9bn in the project. Guangxi Investment Group holds 20% of its shares. The plant is connected to Guangzhou by the 1,800-MW, 960km bipolar Tianguang +/- 500kV DC line built by Siemens. The Tianshengqiao-2 hydro plant (6 X 220 MW) is 7km downstream, also in Anlong County.

Photograph courtesy of Guangdong Yuedian Group
Posted 5 Jun 2010

Wujiangdu
Location: Guizhou
Operator: China Huadian Group
Configuration: 3 X 210 MW, 2 X 250 MW Francis
Operation: 1979-2004
T/G supplier: Dongfang
Quick facts: Tianjin Alstom Hydro is upgrading the original sets to 250 MW capacity.

Photograph courtesy of Yunnan Green High-Tech New Materials
Posted 16 Mar 2005

Yantan
Location: Guangxi
Operator: Datang Yantan Hydropower Co Ltd
Configuration: 4 X 302.5 MW Francis
Operation: 1992-1997
T/G supplier: Harbin
EPC: Guangxi Electric Power Industry Design, China Power Complete Equipment
Quick facts: Yantan has a 110m gravity dam is on the Hongshuihe River. The World Bank assisted in funding the project, which is connected to the grid with two single-circuit 500kV lines and three substations supplied by ABB. In Dec 2007, Guangxi Guiguan Electric Power Co Ltd agreed to acquire a 70% stake in Datang Yantan Hydropower from China Datang Corp for $383mn.

Photograph courtesy of Guangxi Electric Power Industry Design
Posted 29 Mar 2008

   
  Wujiang Silin
Location: Guangxi Operator: Huadian Guizhou Co
Configuration: 4 X 260 MW Francis
Operation: 2009 T/G supplier: Voith
EPC: Hydrochina Guiyang Engineering, Sinohydro
Quick facts: In Dec 2005, work got underway on the Wujiang Silin hydropower station in Tongren Prefecture. In June 2005, Voith Siemens Hydro Power in Shanghai won a €32mn contract for four, 270-MW Francis turbines for the Silin plant. The dam concrete pour started in Nov 2006, water storage began in Mar 2009, and the four units went online from Apr to Dec 2009.

Photograph courtesy of Hydrochina Guiyang Engineering
Posted 22 Oct 2011

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 29-Jun-2013

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