Southern Power Corporation and Siemens Consortium sign a landmark contract in the power sector

10:13 | 20/09/2014
The contract signing ceremony for package DEP-SPC-SCADA-1, which includes the design, supply, installation and commissioning of the SCADA/DMS (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition/Distribution Management System) and 110kV unmanned substations took place yesterday in Ho Chi Minh City between the Southern Power Corporation under state power authority Electricity of Vietnam as the owner and Siemens Consortium including Siemens AG, Power Automation – a joint venture between Siemens and Power Singapore, and Siemens Limited Vietnam.

This $15 million contract has been awarded in connection with the Distribution Efficiency Project (DEP) funded by the World Bank.

The SCADA/DMS system slated to begin operation by September 2016, and is expected to remarkably improve the availability and efficiency of the distribution networks in 21 cities and provinces in Vietnam’s southern region as well as reduce power losses.

Besides, 110kV unmanned substations will enable the owner (EVNSPC) to make a huge saving from more efficient and effective utilisation of their labor source.

Joerg Berhaeuser, representing Siemens AG

This is the first project of its type to be implemented in Vietnam and EVNSPC is the pioneer in application, according to a Siemens Vietnam statement.

SCADA systems are used for the operator interface and for the control and monitoring of power networks while the combined DMS optimises distribution network control.

Spectrum Power, the SCADA/DMS product from Siemens, gives grid operators control over the network management and the energy flow. It also helps to cut the cost of network maintenance and to speed up the elimination of faults.

Pham Thai Lai, president and CEO of Siemens Vietnam

“We are very proud to be the pioneer in applying the most advanced technology in the power distribution industry. The SCADA/DMS system, which is designed, supplied, installed and commissioned by Siemens Consortium, will help our company to remarkably improve the efficiency and reliability of the distribution network in the southern region of Vietnam, thus contributing to the economic development in this region,” said Nguyen Thanh Duy, president and CEO of EVNSPC.

Nguyen Thanh Duy, president and CEO of EVNSPC

“Our SCADA/DMS systems are successfully proving their worth in operation for numerous power providers and network operators over the world. This project is a benchmark in the power distribution industry in Vietnam, making its way to more similar projects, which will be implemented here in the near future,” said Pham Thai Lai, president and CEO of Siemens Vietnam.

“As a leading company in power business, Siemens is committed to bringing our best technology and services to Vietnam and offering our best support to Vietnamese customers. As such, we strongly hope to be able to accompany Vietnamese utility companies throughout the exciting journey ahead,” he asserted.

By By Mai Thuy

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