Guangzhou - China Southern Power Grid's plans to continue its varied projects during the Spring Festival 2020 holidays was upended by the recent COVID-19 epidemic.
It was only two weeks ago that CSG’s project construction began to ramp-up its previous schedule and on March 1, at Longmen Converter Station in the city of Huizhou, Guangdong, 260 workers were dispatched to different construction sites to complete varied tasks such as cable placement and GIS equipment installing.
China Southern Power Grid senior manager have put the company back on track as staff have fully resumed all engineering projects.
By March 1, 6,664 new and revised projects have already resumed with staff assignments posted throughout all upstream and downstream companies in the electric power industry chain.
Longmen Converter Station is one of the terminal stations of Kunbei-Liubei-Longmen DV project which will be the first multi-terminal mixed UHV-DC project after establishment. The project continues to stay on schedule to be placed into operation next year, which will increase channel power transmission capacity by 8 GW and deliver hydropower generated from Yunnan Province to Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and Guangxi Province.
Since the coronavirus epidemic began in Wuhan, Hubei Province, CSG staff has diligently contacted more 1,000 suppliers to update them on the then reduced work schedule.
However project construction entails not only material supply but human resources. After repeated contact with construction organizations, the construction unit of CSG chartered several buses to pick up workers from their home in Sichuan, Anhui, Henan and other provinces and transfer them to the varied construction sites.
By March 1, more than 46,900 workers have reported for duty.
CSG workers prepare for work at Longmen Converter Station.
Power supply workers inspect construction procedures at the site.
CSG workers on site after projects resumed.
CSG research institute workers conduct project debugging and testing.