The Israeli water management solution company Bermad is providing the Three Gorges Dam being built over China's Yangtze River and the hydroelectric power plant with 36 command and control systems to
The Three Gorges Dam is the largest dam in the world and the most complicated engineering project in history. Construction was completed last week but the power plant hasn't been activated yet.
The dam will employ 26 generators which will produce hydroelectric power. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2009.
Industry officials estimated that the Chinese government will pay Bermad USD 3.5 million.
Bermad manufactures water and power command and control systems to hydroelectric power plants, among other things. China is a major customer of Bermad's systems, and so far the company has installed 20 such systems in China.
'Complex engineering project'
Bermad began working on the Three Gorges Dam in 2002 and is scheduled to complete its work in 2009 upon completion of the whole project.
"This is an especially complex engineering project because of the high water pressure that is amassed by the dam and because of the water's low quality," explains Bermad's Far East Marketing Director Aharon Benyamini.
"The systems that we're installing in the dam will improve the water quality and regulate the water pressure dedicated to cooling of the power turbines. This will ensure that the turbines will not cease operation because of pressure problems," he said.
The system is designed to work automatically without the need for continuous maintenance
Bermad is owned by Kibbutz Evron and Kibbutz Saar in the western Galilee. The company provides comprehensive customized solutions for the control and management of water supply anywhere in the world, in fields of agriculture, industrial, and fire protection.
Some 90 percent of Bermad's products are exported and sold in 86 countries using its nine subsidiaries throughout the world.