Big hy­dropower sta­tion to use do­mes­ti­cally made equip­ment

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Chengdu: The world’s sec­ond largest hy­dropower sta­tion, Bai­hetan, in south­west China, will use Chi­nese tur­bines. Bai­hetan is on the Jin­sha River, the up­per sec­tion of the Yangtze, strad­dling the Sichuan and Yun­nan prov­inces.

With an in­stalled ca­pac­ity of 16 mil­lion kilo­watts, the dam is ex­pected to gen­er­ate more than 60 bil­lion kilo­watt hours of elec­tric­ity per year, equal to about two-thirds of Bei­jing’s con­sump­tion in 2015.

It will have 16 tur­bines, each with a ca­pac­ity of a mil­lion kilo­watts, said Tu Yang­wen, di­rec­tor of an equip­ment in­stalling team of the China Three Gorges Cor­po­ra­tion, the Bai­hetan project owner. He added that he would seek public sup­port for a tougher stance over the Korea Penin­sula is­sue.

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