Beijing, China (August 18, 2010) /ChinaNewswire.com/ — China International Water and Electric Corp. has awarded Wirtgen China a contract, worth CNY 20 million, for 24 Hamm Single Drum Compactors to be used on the construction of the dam complex at Upper Atbara in Sudan.
The dam complex project is located in eastern Sudan and has a total contract value of USD838 million. The project is financed by the government of the Sudan, and the engineering and construction of the complex is scheduled to last about 6 years. This is the largest single project contracted to Chinese companies in Sudan at the moment.
The project is composed of two dams. The main functions of which are irrigation, water supply, and power generation. After completion of the project, the dam complex will form a reservoir storage capacity of about 3 billion cubic meters. It will irrigate an area of about 500,000 hectares, and 7 million people will benefit from the irrigation. It will also provide drinking water for 3 million people. Its power generation capacity will supply 1 million people.
The contract is for the following equipment: Nine units of Hamm compactor type 3520 with an operating weight of 20 tons; nine units of Hamm compactor type 3520 P (Padfood shells) with an operating weight of 20 tons; and six units of Hamm compactor type 3412 with an operating weight of 12 tons.
About Hamm compactors Series 3000
Hamm's intelligent technology optimizes the machine's functions and thus provides for an economic use of fuel and lubricants. Hamm Series 3000 increases productivity, works more economically, saves on Diesel consumption, and extends the life span of your machinery.
About the Wirtgen Group
The Wirtgen Group is an internationally operating group of companies in the construction machinery sector incorporating four traditional brands: Wirtgen, Vogele, Hamm, and Kleemann. As a technological leader, they offer their customers mobile machine solutions for road construction and road rehabilitation, as well as for mining and processing minerals.
The Wirtgen Group has been present in China for more than 20 years and, since 2004, has operated an assembly factory in Langfang, Hebei Province. With more than nine branches and 250 employees, Wirtgen China are always close to their customers.
For more information: www.wirtgen-china.com.cn
About China International Water and Electric Corp
China International Water and Electric Corp. (CWE), a wholly-owned subsidiary company of China Three Gorges Corp. (CTGPC), has been practicing water resource and hydropower engineering for 54 years. The company has the reputation of being one of the first few state-owned corporations approved since the 1980s by the China State Council to undertake international contracting projects. Over the years, CWE has been the backbone of Chinese companies engaged in overseas engineering and construction. By the end of June, 2009, it had completed over 700 international contracts in more than 60 countries and regions, with a total contract value exceeding USD7.5 billion; thus contributing tremendously to the Chinese enterprises' "Going Global" strategy.