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Voith to supply turbines for Henan Tianchi's pumped storage project in China

Published 16 January 2018

Voith Hydro Shanghai has signed a purchase agreement with Henan Tianchi to supply four 300MW Francis reversible pump turbines and generators and also auxiliary equipment for its pumped storage plant in China.

The power plant will have a total installed capacity 1,200 MW. The rated head of the plant is 510 meters, and the rated speed of unit is 500 rev / min.

Henan Tianchi pumped storage plant project is intended for energy storage at valley periods to make up for peak periods, frequency and phase regulation, backup  for incidents and black start for the power system of the Henan Province.

The contract was awarded to Voith because of their expertise in large pumped storage plants and the owner's trust in Voith’s pumped storage technology. Currently, Voith has installed more than 200 pumped storage units around the world with a total installed capacity of over 25,000 MW.

According to the contract plan, the contracted equipment will be completed by December 2020. The first unit will be put into operation by the end of September 2021, and the last unit will commence commercial operation in June 2022.

Source: Company Press Release