China has shipped a 900 megavolt ampere transformer to the United States, marking the country's first export of an advanced electrical product to a developed country.
The transformer, made by the Tebian Electric Shenyang Transformer Group, will be used for connecting the California power grid and the hydropower grid in Los Angeles.
Tebian Electric beat out several big international rivals, including South Korea's Hyundai, Japan's Mitsubishi and Switzerland's ABB, to win the deal.
The company says it is preparing two other bids for power supply equipment in the United States.
Currently, the company has exported products to over 60 countries and regions around the world.
(China Daily March 13, 2004)