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According to these contracts, Alstom will provide all electrical materials and equipment, as well as supervisory services for the 500/220 kV air-insulated substations.
The 500kV My Tho and Vinh Tan substations are key projects for infrastructure development in southern Vietnam.
Once completed, the My Tho substation will provide electricity for the Mekong Delta region.
The 500kV Vinh Tan substation will connect the Vinh Tan thermal power complex, the biggest thermal power complex in Vietnam, to the national power grid, with a planned total capacity of 5,600MW.
The 500kV My Tho and Vinh Tan substations will be the first in Vietnam to use a rated short circuit current of 63 kA - 3s for primary equipment, as per the new requirement set by the Vietnam Ministry of Industry and Trade to improve the reliability and stability of the national transmission network.
Michel Burtin, Alstom country president in Vietnam, said these contracts highlighted Alstom's leading position in the high voltage switchgear market as well as its long-term commitment to support Vietnam’s power development plan.
“We are very pleased to continue to be a key partner in the rapid development of the electricity infrastructure in Vietnam," Burtin said.
Alstom Grid has provided competitive and reliable solutions to the Vietnamese market for more than 20 years.
Alstom is a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure and sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally friendly technologies.
The group employs 92,000 people in around 100 countries. It had sales of €20 billion and booked close to €22 billion in orders in 2011 and 2012.
Alstom Grid has 130 years of expertise in electrical grids. Whether for utilities or electro-intensive industries or facilitating the trading of energy, Alstom Grid brings power to its customers’ projects.
Alstom Grid ranks among the top three in electrical transmission sector with an annual sales turnover of more than €4 billion.