Andritz to provide pump turbines for Chinese pumped storage power plant

Andritz has received a contract worth almost €70 million from the state-owned Chinese energy utility Fengning Pump Storage Co Ltd, State Grid Xinyuan Co Ltd to supply two variable speed pump turbines for the new Fengning pumped storage power plant in Hebei Province, China.

The Andritz scope of supply includes two pump turbine motor generator units with variable speed and a nominal capacity of 330 MVA in generator mode and 345 MVA in pump mode. Andritz will also supply AC-excitation, governor, as well as protection and computer control systems.

The project is scheduled for completion in 2021.

The Fengning pumped storage plant will be the world’s largest pumped storage power plant, equipped with 12 x 300 MW pump turbine units in one cavern. Andritz will supply the two variable speed units.