AZZ Inc is to provide eight circuits of 550kV 4,000 Amp Gas Insulated Line (GIL) for the Ningnan Baihetan Hydro Power Project after winning a contract from the Three Gorges Jinsha River Yunchuan Hydropower Development Co., Ltd.

The Baihaten Hydropower Project and the Wudongde Project together form the second phase of four large hydropower projects being constructed downstream on the Jinsha River.  AZZ had previously announced a contract award to provide 8900m of GIL to be installed in two vertical shafts for the Wudongde Project.

Under the terms of the contract, AZZ will provide approximately 16,850m of 550kV GIL and auxiliary equipment for the Baihetan hydropower plant. 

The 16,000MW capacity Baihetan project is the second largest hydropower plant in the world. The GIL will be installed in a series of vertical shafts that will transmit high voltage electricity from 120 to 300m.  The total value of the contract award is estimated to be valued at approximately US$50 million with delivery scheduled to begin the second half 2019 and complete by the third quarter of 2020.

"We are extremely proud to have been chosen as a partner to deliver a high voltage bus system for this critical power application in the Three Gorges River Delta Region, a large economic hub of the People's Republic of China,” commented Ken Lavelle, President of AZZ Electrical Systems. “AZZ has a proven and successful history in delivering high voltage gas insulated lines for these demanding and challenging projects. We are pleased that the Three Gorges Region has invested their confidence in AZZ as its trusted partner to complete this very important project."