Voith wins pair of hydroelectric power projects for South East Asian market
The first project is Fuji Hydro, a joint venture company of Voith Hydro and Fuji Electric Co. based in Japan. Voith has been awarded a contract to supply major electro-mechanical equipment for the Rajamandala Hydroelectric Power Project in Indonesia.
The run-of-river hydropower plant will have a capacity of 46.6 MW and is located in the Rajamandala on Citarum basin, in the Cianjur Regency, West Java Province, Indonesia. The plant will be constructed and operated by PT. Rajamandala Electric Power (REP), an Indonesian IPP company being invested by PT. Indonesia Power of Indonesia and Kansai Electric Power of Japan. The electricity produced is going to be sold to PT. PLN of Indonesia for 30 years.
The main contractor to REP is Hyundai Engineering of Korea (HEC) being responsible for overall plant engineering and procurement. Voith Fuji will deliver a 46.6 MW Kaplan type Hydraulic turbine and generator under the contract signed with HEC.
The second order entails the complete electromechanical equipment for a pumped storage power plant in Thailand.1 The order for the extension of the Lam Ta Khong hydropower plant includes the supply of two motor-generators, two 255 MW vertical pump turbines, the automation systems as well as the electrical and mechanical balance-of-plant systems. The contract has been awarded by the Electricity Generation Authority of Thailand (EGAT) and has a total value of around €50 million.
The equipment for Lam Ta Khong — the first pumped storage plant equipped by Voith in Southeast Asia — will be produced at Voith Hydro’s state-of-the-art manufacturing and engineering facility in Shanghai, China. The project is located on the Lam Ta Khong River, a tributary of the Mun River, 200 km northeast of the capital city of Bangkok. The extension project will double the capacity of the pumped storage plant: Once completed Lam Ta Khong will have a total capacity of 1000 MW.
“As a fully localized company in China, Voith Hydro Shanghai is powering most of the large hydropower projects in China with industry-leading equipment, technology and service,” said Martin Andrä, president of Voith Hydro Shanghai. “Our proven track record in China is now also helping drive our expansion into the Southeast Asia — home to some of the world’s largest untapped hydroelectric resources.”