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Alstom's new major hydropower site in China

18 Sep 2013
Alstom opened a major hydropower industrial site in Tianjin in the northeast of China this week in a bid to expand further in the booming Asian market.

The $134 million upgrade to its plant makes it Alstom’s largest hydropower manufacturing site in the world, employing 2000 people and reaffirms their global position as representing 25% of the world’s total hydropower capacity.

This new infrastructure will allow Alstom to deliver 26 turbine and generator units annually and produce turbines with a groundbreaking capacity of 1000 megawatts, according to reports. This follows the four 800 MW class units to Xiangjiaba hydropower plant in China’s southeast, which are said to be the most powerful devices of their kind.