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November 10, 2021

Xiaowan, China

By Carmen

Xiaowan is a 4,284MW hydro power project. It is located on Lancang river/basin in Yunnan, China. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2002 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2009.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 4,284 4,284 Active Yunnan, China Sinohydro

Description

The project was developed by Sinohydro and is currently owned by China Huaneng Group.

The hydro reservoir capacity is 14,900 million cubic meter. The gross head and net head of the project are 251m and 216m respectively. The total number of penstocks, pipes or long channels that carry water down from the hydroelectric reservoir to the turbines inside the actual power station, are 3 in number. The penstock diameter is 9m. The project generated 19,000 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $3,900m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 2002 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2009.

Contractors Involved

The turbines for the hydro power project have been supplied by DEC Dongfang Electric Machinery and Voith Hydro Shanghai.

The electric generators for the project were procured from DEC Dongfang Electric Machinery and Voith Hydro Shanghai.

About Sinohydro

Sinohydro Corp Ltd (Sinohydro), a subsidiary of Power Construction Corporation of China, is a state-owned engineering and construction company executing large- and medium-scale hydropower projects. Its portfolio of services includes general construction; engineering, procurement and construction (EPC); and investment. The company carries out the construction of water conservancy, hydropower stations, power, transportation, civil work, mining, and real estate projects. The company also offers project financing, design, implementation, and operation of infrastructures such as power, transportation, civil work, mining, and real estate. The company has regional offices in several countries across Asia-Pacific, Africa, America, Eurasia, West Asia, and North Africa. Sinohydro 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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