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November 3, 2021

Wudongde, China

By Carmen

Wudongde is a 10,200MW hydro power project. It is located on Jinsha river/basin in Sichuan, China. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. The project construction commenced in 2015 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2020.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 10,200 10,200 Active Sichuan, China China Gezhouba Group; China Three Gorges

Description

The project was developed by China Gezhouba Group and China Three Gorges. The project is currently owned by China Three Gorges with a stake of 70%.

Wudongde is a run-of-river project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 7,298 million cubic meter. The project generated 38,900 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $18,760m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 2015 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2020.

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Contractors Involved

China International Water & Electric was selected to render EPC services for the hydro power project.

Wudongde (Phase- I ) is equipped with General Electric francis turbines. The phase consists of 5 turbines with 850MW nameplate capacity.

Wudongde (Phase- I ) is equipped with Voith Hydro Holding francis turbines. The phase consists of 5 turbines with 850MW nameplate capacity.

Wudongde (Phase- II ) is equipped with General Electric francis turbine. The phase consists of 1 turbine with 850MW nameplate capacity.

Wudongde (Phase- II ) is equipped with Voith Hydro Holding francis turbine. The phase consists of 1 turbine with 850MW nameplate capacity.

General Electric supplied 5 electric generators for the Wudongde (Phase- I ).

Voith Hydro Holding supplied 5 electric generators for the Wudongde (Phase- I ).

General Electric supplied 1 electric generator for the Wudongde (Phase- II ).

Voith Hydro Holding supplied 1 electric generator for the Wudongde (Phase- II ).

About China Gezhouba Group

China Gezhouba Group Co Ltd (CGGC) is an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company. It provides a wide range of services including dredging, foundation works, building construction, engineering survey, designing and construction. The company carries out power construction, equipment installation, water engineering, airport and port projects, municipal projects, real estate, equipment manufacturing, investment and financing, and planning and design activities. CGGC develops hydroelectric plants, power plants, ports, roads, railways, and industrial, commercial, civil and municipal buildings. The company operates along with its subsidiaries and affiliates in China and carries out projects internationally across South Asia, South East Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, Oceania and Africa. CGGC is headquartered in Wuhan, Hubei, China.

About China Three Gorges

China Three Gorges Corp (CTG) subsidiary of State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council, formerly known as China Three Gorges Project Corp, is a renewable energy company which develops and operates hydropower generation plants. The company’s operations include hydropower project engineering, construction and management, electricity production, and provision of technical services. Its renewable energy business comprises construction, operation and development of solar and wind energy projects. The company develops hydropower projects of Yangtze River and its tributaries. It has operations throughout Asia, Europe, South America, Middle East and Africa. CTG is headquartered in Beijing, China.

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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