Pumped storage success for Voith in China

Voith Hydro has provided two full power units (5 and 6) for the Changlongshan pumped storage plant in jap China.
เกจวัดแรงดัน ’s eye view of Changlongshan pumped storage plant – Image courtesy of Voith.
Earlier this month, unit 5 successfully handed a 15-day trial operation and was officially put into commercial operation. It is the world’s first reversible pumped storage unit with a rated velocity of 600 r/min and a capability of 350 MW. There are six units installed in total on the 2.1 GW Changlongshan station situated in Zhejiang Province.
Voith says that the efficiency of unit 5 obtained outstanding feedback from the owners and specialists in the business.
“The information showed 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,” stated Zhang Chengping, mechanical and electrical chief engineer at plant operator the China Three Gorges Group (CTG).
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