China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG) and Germany's Voith Group signed an agreement to deliver two 350-megawatt units to the Zhejiang Changlongshan pumped storage power station, according to the German company on Wednesday.
The agreement was signed in the presence of the Chinese President Xi Jinping and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin.
The Zhejiang Changlongshan pumped storage power station has a total capacity of 2,100 megawatts and is China's tallest at 710 meters and the world's second tallest.
The agreement is expected to strengthen cooperation between the two parties in promoting hydropower in the African market.
By June 2017, Voith had installed about 10,000 megawatts of capacity in Africa and made significant contributions towards the continent’s development. CTG first came to Africa 50 years ago and now has over 300 completed or ongoing projects covering more than 30 countries and districts.
"The strategic agreement addresses the continuation and deepening of both companies’ cooperation on the African continent, and plans to work together to foster the concept of sustainable hydropower development, economic growth and social progress," the company said.
By Huseyin Erdogan