A strategic joint venture owned by SPX Corp. and Shanghai Electric Group Co. Ltd. has received new orders for dry cooling systems for four power plants in China totaling more than $80 million.

Shanghai Electric ― SPX Engineering & Technologies Co Ltd. will provide:

  • Air-cooled condensers to the Hami and Tianshan power plants located in China.
  • An indirect dry cooling tower to the Guojin power plant.
  • An indirect natural draft cooling system to the Junzheng Wuhai coal-fired power plant.

The core elements for the cooling towers will be manufactured by SPX Cooling Technologies (Zhangjiakou) Co. Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of SPX.

The Hami plant, located in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, is a 2x660 MW coal-fired power plant. The contract calls for the joint venture to supply a whole air-cooled condenser island, including two 8x8 modules.

The Tianshan plant, also located in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, is a 2x350 MW coal-fired power plant, and will see the joint venture supply a whole air-cooled condenser island, including two 6x5 modules. Both plants are expected to be operational in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Shanghai Electric ― SPX Engineering & Technologies Co Ltd. also will provide an indirect dry cooling tower with multi-channel tubes to the 2x350 MW coal-fired Guojin power plant, located in the Shanxi Province. This includes two 164 Mega-Delta units in one tower. The Guojin plant is expected to be fully operational by the second quarter of 2015.

The joint venture also will provide an indirect natural draft cooling system to the Junzheng Wuhai coal-fired power plant. The system will consist of one natural-draft dry cooling tower, equipped with heat exchange bundles using aluminum round-finned tubes, serving the power plant's two 330 MW units.

Shanghai Electric ― SPX Engineering & Technologies Co. Ltd. is headquartered in Shanghai, China, with a branch office in Beijing. Since its inception in January 2012, the joint venture has received 11 dry cooling orders in China totaling just over $170 million in value.