AZZ Inc. wins contract with Chinese hydro firm for 550 kV transmission line

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AZZ Inc. won a contract from Yunnan Huaneng Lancang River Hydropower Co., Ltd. to provide two circuits of 550kV 3150A Gas Insulated Line for the Huangdeng Hydro Power Plant located in the Yunnan province of China.

Under the terms of the contract, AZZ will provide 2,000 meters of gas-insulated transmission line, a portion of which will be installed in a 200-meter tall vertical shaft. The total contract award is estimated to be $7.5 million and delivery of the GIL is scheduled for mid-2017.

Bill Estes, Vice President of AZZ Electrical Systems, said, "AZZ continues to support the growing power generation needs within China as demonstrated by this award. Our high voltage bus systems provide our customers with higher carrying capacity, versatile routing options and superior reliability and service life in both horizontal and vertical shaft applications. We thank Yunnan Huaneng Lancang River Hydropower for the contract award and look forward to contributing to the successful completion of this critical power infrastructure project."

Yunnan's parent company Huaneng Lancang River Hydropower Co., Ltd is engaged in the development of hydropower projects in China. It has hydropower projects with an installed capacity of over 20 million kilowatts toward its stated 2020 goal of 25 million kW. The company is based in Kunming, China.

AZZ Inc. is a global provider of galvanizing services, welding solutions, specialty electrical equipment and highly engineered services to the markets of power generation, transmission, distribution and industrial in protecting metal and electrical systems used to build and enhance the world's infrastructure.

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