Work complete at Vietnam's 2,400-MW Son La hydroelectric project

All six turbines at Vietnam's 2,400-MW Son La hydropower plant have been connected to the national grid, marking the completion of the nation's largest hydroelectric project.

Work on the US$2.5 billion project began in 2005, with the previous five Francis-type turbines being put into service incrementally throughout the construction process.

Already, Electricity of Viet Nam (EVN) says the Son La complex has contributed about 11,400 GWh to the grid, adding a reported $55 million back to the Son La Province's budget.

The Son La project includes a 453 feet by 300 feet concrete dam that impounds the Da River in north Vietnam.

Also in Vietnam, HydroWorld.com reported in September that Trung Son Hydropower Co. Ltd. is seeking equipment for the 260-MW Trung Son project on the Ma River.

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now

Whitepapers

Logistics Risk Management in the Transformer Industry

Transformers often are shipped thousands of miles, involving multiple handoffs,and more than a do...

Secrets of Barco UniSee Mount Revealed

Last year Barco introduced UniSee, a revolutionary large-scale visualization platform designed to...

The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...

Latest PennEnergy Jobs

PennEnergy Oil & Gas Jobs