Voith Hydro has equipped two full power units (5 and 6) for the Changlongshan pumped storage plant in eastern China.
A bird’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 formally put into commercial 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 pressure gauge installed in total on the 2.1 GW Changlongshan station positioned in Zhejiang Province.
Voith says that the performance of unit 5 acquired outstanding suggestions from the homeowners and experts in the business.
“The data showed that the unit meets our excellence standards 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,” said Zhang Chengping, mechanical and electrical chief engineer at plant operator the China Three Gorges Group (CTG).