The runner, which was handed over in an official ceremony, is the first of five Francis runners manufactured by Voith Siemens Hydro Shanghai, who – in a consortium with Chinese manufacturer Dongfang – are responsible for the supply of seven 715MW Francis machines.

Voith Siemens Hydro will supply a total of seven runners. These runners are produced in an especially erected workshop directly at the Longtan site, considered an extension of the Voith Siemens Hydro Shanghai facilities.

Representatives from Voith Siemens Hydro Power Generation Shanghai and Longtan Hydropower Generation Corporation. Photograph courtesy of Voith Siemens Hydro Power Generation