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 annual session:
-- 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 equipment.
-- 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 vehicles.
-- 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)