Vietnam seeks grid link from 260-MW Trung Son hydro project

Trung Son Hydropower Project

Northern Vietnam Power Projects Management Board seeks bids for civil construction and for equipment to complete a 220-kilovolt transmission line to connect the 260-MW Trung Son hydroelectric project to Vietnam's national power system. Bids in two solicitations are due May 6 and 13.

Trung Son Hydropower Co. Ltd. recruited consultants in November to design and oversee reservoir clearance for Trung Son, which is to feature an 88-meter-tall dam and powerhouse on the Ma River. Earlier, it called for consultants to supervise resettlement, irrigation, and water resources management and to perform water quality and fish habitat studies for Trung Son.

Northern Vietnam Power Projects Management Board, a unit of National Power Transmission Corp., now seeks bids by 9 a.m. May 6 for civil work to build the transmission line in Quan Hoa District of Thanh Hoa Province and in Mai Chau District of Hoa Binh Province.

Additionally, it seeks bids by 9 a.m. May 13 for four lots of equipment for the transmission line, including conductors and earthwires, steel towers, insulators and fittings, and optical cables and accessories.

Bidding documents in English may be obtained from the address below for each solicitation for 6 million dong (US$300) each, plus US$100 for courier delivery. Payment is by cash, bank draft or check to Account No. 21110370039883 for dollars and Account No. 2111000000.5367 for dong, Northern Vietnam Power Projects Management Board – Investment and Development Bank-Hanoi Branch.

Bids are to be sent to the address below. For information, contact Director Phan Luong Thien, Northern Vietnam Power Projects Management Board, No. 1111D Hong Ha Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam; (84) 4-22103083; Fax: (84) 4-39840824; E-mail:

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