Pumped storage success for Voith in China

Voith Hydro has equipped two complete energy 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 passed a 15-day trial operation and was formally put into business operation. It is the world’s first reversible pumped storage unit with a rated velocity of 600 r/min and a capacity of 350 MW. There are Authoritative put in in complete at the 2.1 GW Changlongshan station situated in Zhejiang Province.
Voith says that the efficiency of unit 5 received outstanding feedback from the homeowners and experts in the business.
“The information confirmed 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 profitable,” mentioned Zhang Chengping, mechanical and electrical chief engineer at plant operator the China Three Gorges Group (CTG).
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