News | February 17, 2017

AZZ Inc. Announces Contract Award From China Three Gorges Corporation For 550kV Gas Insulated Line In China

AZZ to provide 550kV GIL for the challenging Wudongde HPP vertical shaft configuration

Fort Worth, TX /PRNewswire/ - AZZ Inc. (NYSE: AZZ), a global provider of galvanizing services, welding solutions, specialty electrical equipment and highly engineered services to the power generation, transmission, distribution and industrial markets, announced today that it was awarded a contract from the China Three Gorges Corporation ("Three Gorges") to provide six circuits of 550kV 4,000 Amp Gas Insulated Line ("GIL") for the 10,200MW Wudongde hydroelectric dam project on the Jinsha River straddling the Yunnan and Sichuan provinces in southwest China.

Under the terms of the contract, AZZ will provide 8,900 meters of GIL to be installed in two vertical shafts encompassing three circuits of GIL for each power station on both banks of the Jinsha River. The contract award is estimated to be valued at greater than $27 million USD and delivery is scheduled to begin June 2018.

Bill Estes, Vice President of AZZ Electrical Systems, commented, "AZZ is very pleased to have been awarded this contract from Three Gorges to deliver our high voltage bus system for the Wudongde hydroelectric project. The decision by Three Gorges to combine the two tender packages into a single award for both banks of the river is acknowledgement of AZZ's world leadership in vertical shaft high voltage bus applications."

About China Three Gorges Corporation The China Three Gorges Corporation is a Chinese state-owned power company, established in 1993 to be responsible for construction of the Three Gorges Dam-project. Three Gorges is now the largest hydropower developer in the world and has a total controllable installed capacity base of 64,500MW globally.

About AZZ Inc.
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. AZZ Galvanizing is a leading provider of metal finishing solutions for corrosion protection, including hot dip galvanizing to the North American steel fabrication industry. AZZ Energy is dedicated to delivering safe and reliable transmission of power from generation sources to end customers, and automated weld overlay solutions for corrosion and erosion mitigation to critical infrastructure in the energy markets worldwide.

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