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Brief: First unit connected at 7.2-MW Song Nhiem 4 hydro in Vietnam

The first of two units of the 7.2-MW Song Nhiem 4 hydro project in Vietnam has been connected to the grid, according to Dongfang Electric Corporation.

The small hydro plant is located in Niem Tong Commune, Meo Vac District, Ha Giang Province. It is being developed by the Song Da Joint Stock Company 4.

The project features a concrete gravity dam with a crest length of 57.25 m and a height of 22 m. When complete, the powerhouse will contain two 3.6-MW Kaplan turbine-generator units.

Song Da 4 Joint Stock Company, formerly known as the Central Hydropower Construction Company, has worked on construction of many hydroelectric projects in the country, including 720-MW Yaly Hydroelectricity, 290-MW Sesan 3 Hydropower and 320-MW Se San 4 Hydropower.

Currently, the company is constructing many hydroelectric projects across the country, such as Ban Ang Hydroelectricity Project, Trung Thu Hydroelectric Works, Nam Na 1 Hydroelectricity, Hoi Xuan Hydroelectricity Plant, Thanh Son Hydroelectricity Plant, Dak Po Co Hydroelectric Plant and Pac Ma Hydroelectric Plant.