Dongfang, Voith Siemens to equip Vietnam’s 170-MW ALuoi

Central Hydropower Joint Stock Co. has awarded a contract to Dongfang Electric Corp. of China and Voith Siemens Hydro Power Generation of Germany to equip the 170-MW ALuoi hydroelectric project on Vietnam’s A Sap River.

The official Vietnam News Agency said the 685.5 billion dong (US$39.3 million) contract is to be completed in 32 months in A Luoi District of Thua Thien Hue Province. Dongfang and Voith Siemens are to provide equipment and technical service to the two-unit project.

Vietnam hydro project builder Cavico Corp. previously received contracts totaling US$59 million for dams, tunnels, and roads at ALuoi. (HNN 8/27/08) The 3.23 trillion dong (US$185 million) project is to be completed by the end of 2010, 43 miles west of Hue.

Major shareholders in ALuoi are Electricity of Vietnam, Hanoi Power Co., Power No. 2 Co., and Power No. 3 Co. Upon completion, the project is to produce 686.5 million kWh annually.

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