June 28, the world’s largest and most difficult hydro power project, Baihetan Power Plant on Jinsha River started its first batch of units went into operation safely and on time. General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, President of the state, Chairman of the Central Military Commission Xi Jinping wrote a letter to congratulate the progress. Since the mega project commenced its construction, HBIS has specifically designed its Q500、Q345C/B、SX780 series plates for this project and delivered around 10,000tons to manufacture seat rings of water turbines, generator covers, control rings and pressure containing pipes, improving the domestication of materials for one million KW power units.
Baihetan Power Plant is a key project in the country’s West to East Power Transmission projects and is equipped with the world’s largest 1 million KW hydro power units, which raise extreme requirements to steel materials, particularly the toughness, strength and weldability of the large thickness and high-grade hydroelectric steel plate used in the manufacture of megawatt hydroelectric generator sets are required to be higher.
HBIS has been developing high tech hydro power steel and thus improving the domestication of steel materials. HBIS’ Baihetan Premium Plates overcame the procedural difficulties in mass production and guaranteed an excellent welding, mechanical, low temperature impact toughness. HBIS high thickness hydro power plate low temperature impact resistance, breaking resistance and welding capabilities are far better than contract requirements. They beat their foreign competitors and are used to manufacture seat rings of world’s largest hydro turbine generators and win high remarks from the clients.