Alstom wins contract for Song Bung 4 project in Vietnam

DANANG CITY, Vietnam PennWell (2/7/12) — Alstom and its consortium partner, Hydrochina Huadong Engineering Corporation, have been awarded a contract worth about US$23.6 million by Vietnam Electricity (EVN) to provide electro-mechanical equipment and technical services for the Song Bung 4 hydropower plant in Vietnam.

Alstom says it will produce two 78-MW Francis turbine-generators and related equipment for the project. Alstom will also be responsible for the equipment’s design, engineering, manufacturing, installation, commissioning and testing.

The units will be manufactured at Alstom’s new industry manufacturing plant in Tianjin, China, and are expected to be placed into operation in 2014.

EVN last took bids for the project in May 2011. In March 2011, the state-owned utility issued a US$4.6 million contract to Hydraulic Equipment 7 Joint Stock Co. of Vietnam to supply the hydro-mechanical equipment.

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Alstom wins contract for work at Robert-Bourassa hydro plant

BAIE-JAMES, Quebec, Canada 1/6/12 (PennWell) — Hydro-Quebec has awarded Alstom a contract worth about 50 million euros (US$64 million) to modernize the 5,616-MW Robert-Bourassa hydroelectric facility, the power conglomerate announced.

The hydropower plant, located on northern Quebec’s La Grande River, consists of 16 units. The facility is coupled with the 2,100-MW La Grande 2-A generating station as the second part of Hydro-Quebec’s James Bay project. Following Robert-Bourassa’s refurbishment, the plants will account for more than 20% of Hydro-Quebec’s installed capacity, according to an Alstom release.

Under terms of the contract, Alstom will design, manufacture and deliver four new 333-MW Francis turbine runners for units 1-4 at the plant. The company will also refurbish and modernize two turbine-generator groups.

The contract also includes an option for the supply of four more runners for units 4-8 and the refurbishment and modernization of six more turbine-generator units.

Commissioning of the first upgraded unit is scheduled for Fall 2013.