Alstom, partner win power plant contract

15:56 | 28/01/2013
Alstom and consortium partner Hydrochina Huadong Engineering Corporation have been awarded a €20 million contract by Vinacomin Power Holding Corporation to supply electro-mechanical equipment for Dong Nai 5 hydropower project.

Alstom’s share in the consortium contract is €10 million with the scope of the contract including the designing, manufacturing, delivery to site and supervision of erection of two sets of 77 megawatt turbines and generators as well as mechanical and electrical auxiliaries. They are scheduled to be put into commercial operation in August, 2015.

Located on the Dong Nai River in Dak Nong and Lam Dong provinces, the Dong Nai 5 hydropower plant represents a total investment of €227 million from Vinacomin Power.

The project, which includes two units with a capacity of 154MW, will generate and supply to the national grid about 616 GWh per year.

This project is also part of Power Development Master Plan VII of the Vietnamese government.

“This contract reinforces Alstom’s leading position in Vietnam’s hydropower market. Our customer has shown its continued trust and recognition in Alstom’s technology and expertise in power solutions. We are very proud to contribute to meet the country’s growing demands for energy,” said Jerome Pecresse, president of Alstom Renewable Power.

Present in Vietnam for more than 20 years, Alstom is continuing to play a significant role in the Vietnamese power development plan.

Alstom has successfully supplied equipment for the construction of six 400MW turbines for the $2.9 billion Son La hydropower plant.

The Son La power plant is the largest hydropower plant in Vietnam and South East Asia, generates more than 10 billion kWh per year, accounting for almost 10 per cent of the total power generating capacity in Vietnam.

At the end of 2012 the power plant with all six units was officially put into operation, three years before the National Assembly’s approved schedule, proving the best efforts from different partners of the project.

Following the success of Son La project, Alstom and its consortium partner marked another achievement in Vietnam power market by signing the equipment supply contract for Lai Chau hydro power plant with the contract value of more than €90 million.

By Bich Ngoc

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