The following are the key projects for the revitalization of
China's equipment manufacturing industry during the 2006-2010
period, listed in the draft guidelines of the five-year development
guidelines being deliberated by Chinese lawmakers at their ongoing
-- Large high-efficiency clean generating equipment: million
kilowatt-grade nuclear power generating units, supercritical
thermal power generating units, gas-steam combined cycle generating
units, integrated gasification combined cycle generating units,
large cycle fluidized-bed boilers, large hydropower generating
units and pumped storage generators, large air-cold units, and
large wind-driven generators.
-- Super high voltage power transmission equipment: technology
for manufacturing key equipment for 500 kilovoltage and 750
kilovoltage direct current transmission facilities, and development
of complete equipment for 1,000 kilovoltage alternative current and
800 kilovoltage direct current power transmission.
-- Complete set of large ethylene equipment: localization of
million ton-grade ethylene equipment and complete sets of equipment
for paraxylene, terephthalic acid and polyester.
-- Large coal chemical equipment: equipment for liquefaction and
gasification of coal, and coal-to-alkene equipment.
-- Comprehensive coal mining equipment: large comprehensive
underground mining, conveyance and dressing equipment, and large
open-cut mining equipment.
-- Large metallurgical equipment: large continuous rolling mills
for cold and hot rolled steel sheet, and complete sets of plating
-- Large shipping equipment: large offshore oil engineering
equipment, 300,000-ton ore and crude oil ships, 10,000-TEU or
bigger container ships, liquefied natural gas tankers, and
supporting equipment for high-tech, high-value added ships and
large-power diesel engines.
-- Rail transport equipment: mastering the core technology and
commercial production of trains that travels 200 kilometers or more
per hour and new subway cars.
-- Equipment for environmental protection and comprehensive
utilization of resources: large environmental protection equipment
for air pollution control, treatment of urban and industrial
wastewater and solid waste; and equipment for the utilization of
sea water and treatment of discarded unserviceable motor
-- Numerical-control machine tools: improving the standards of
large, precision, high-speed numerical-control equipment and
numerical-control systems as functional parts.
(Xinhua News Agency March 6, 2006)