Alstom has been awarded a contract worth around €13 million (US$16.8 million) from Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) for the extension project of the Thac Mo 75 MW hydropower plant in Vietnam. The aim of this project is to increase peak load capacity to support the existing 150 MW Thac Mo power station with 75 MW of additional power. Alstom’s scope of the contract includes design, manufacturing, testing, supply, erection and commissioning of electro-mechanical equipment consisting of one vertical Francis turbine of 75 MW, generator, control systems and electrical balance-of-plant equipment.
Jerome Pécresse, President of Alstom Renewable Power said: “This project showcases our technological leadership in the hydro sector and reaffirms the confidence that our customers have in our ability to deliver world class products and solutions in different regions and geographies.”
The main turbines and generators will be manufactured at Alstom’s state-of-the-art Vadodara facility in Gujarat India, one of the company’s largest hydro manufacturing hubs worldwide. Electrical and mechanical balance-of-plant items will be supplied from various countries including Vietnam.
The existing Thac Mo power station has two 75 MW Francis type turbines and was commissioned in 1995. It supplies power to the national grid of EVN covering the southern part of Vietnam. The project aims to focus intensively on creating a positive social and environmental impact for the population in the region.
 The contract will be booked during second quarter of the fiscal year 2014-15
 Electricity of Vietnam is the central utility of Vietnam represented by Thac Mo Hydropower Joint Stock