Converteam awarded contract on Liyang pumped storage plant, China


Power conversion specialist Converteam has signed a contract with NARI Technology Development Company to supply Static Frequency Converters (SFC) for the 1500MW Liyang plant, the largest pumped storage power plant in China’s Jiangsu Province.

Converteam’s scope of supply includes two sets of 18MW water-cooled Static Frequency Converters, equipped with a high-performance control platform. The SFCs will be used to start-up and run up quickly in pump mode six sets of reversible hydro turbine motor/generators, rated 250MW each.

Liyang PSPP – which will come into operation in 2015 – is the third pumped storage plant in Jiangsu, after two other major plants, including Shahe which was equipped by Converteam in 2000.

“After our successful involvement in the Shahe PSPP project, Converteam is once again recognized as an expert in power conversion,” said Mr. Bell Huang, Sales & Marketing Director at Converteam China. “Today, we are proud to work with NARI in this major project and bring our expertise in this field. With the impressive growth of the wind power generation capacity in China, more and more power storage will be required in order to ensure grid stability, and pumped storage plants represent today the largest opportunity for power storage.”

”Converteam’s tailor-made SFC technology featuring high degree of design flexibility as well as the high-performance control platform gives us full confidence in the successful execution of the project,” added Lian Fan Vice President of NARI Electrical Control Company.


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