Alstom and its consortium partner Hydrochina Zhongnan Engineering Corp on Thursday signed a contract worth over 90 million euros with Vietnam Electricity (EVN) to provide equipment for the 1,200 MW Lai Chau hydropower plant located on the Da River in Lai Chau Province.
The scope of the contract includes the delivery, supervision of erection, testing and commissioning of three Francis 400 MW turbine and generator sets as well as mechanical and electrical auxiliaries. Alstom’s share in the contract is worth over 60 million euros.
The equipment will be manufactured at Alstom’s hydropower industrial facility in Tianjin in China, which is Alstom’s largest hydropower manufacturing base in China and across Asia.
Construction of the Lai Chau hydropower plant began in January 2011 and is expected to be completed in 2017. The plant will be the third largest hydro plant in Vietnam, generating more than 4.7 billion kWh every year to the national grid.
Jerome Pecresse, President of Alstom Renewable Power, said, “This success further reinforces our already long and successful partnership with EVN. Alstom is pleased to contribute to Vietnam’s strong socio-economic development by meeting significant growth in energy demands.”
Present in Vietnam for more than 20 years, Alstom has been supplying equipment for many projects in the country, including the 520MW Hoi Quang and 156MW Song Bung 4 hydropower plants, and the 2,400MW Son La power plant.