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November 26, 2021

Silin, China

By Carmen

Silin is a 1,050MW hydro power project. It is located on Wujiang river/basin in Guizhou, China. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2006 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2008.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 1,050 1,050 Active Guizhou, China Guizhou Wujiang Hydropower Development

Description

The project was developed by Guizhou Wujiang Hydropower Development. China Huadian and Guizhou Provincial Government are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 51% and 49% respectively.

Silin is a run-of-river project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 1,593 million cubic meter. The penstock length is 114.7m. The penstock diameter is 8.8m. The project generated 4,047 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $951.06m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 2006 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2008.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to China Southern Power Grid under a power purchase agreement.

Contractors Involved

Voith Siemens Hydro Power Generation was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 4 units of francis turbines, each with 262.5MW nameplate capacity.

Harbin Electric Machinery supplied 4 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 262.5 MVA.

About Guizhou Wujiang Hydropower Development

Guizhou Wujiang Hydropower Development Company Ltd. is a company engaged in the business of development and construction of Hydropower in the Wujiang region, power generation, construction and installation projects and equipment supply.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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