Vietnam builder wins another contract for 75-MW Dambri

Vietnam hydro plant builder Cavico Corp. has won another construction contract for the 75-MW Dambri hydroelectric project, bringing its total awards for the project to US$34.3 million.

Cavico said January 30 that Southern Hydropower Joint Stock Co. awarded it a US$19.2 million contract to build a second section of headrace tunnel for Dambri, in Vietnam’s Lam Dong Province. The tunnel segment is to be two miles long and 12 to 14 feet wide.

Cavico began transporting equipment to the project site in January where work is to begin on the first section of the tunnel under a previous US$11.3 million contract. (HNN 1/9/08) That contract calls for a 3.1-mile tunnel of similar diameter to connect the water intake and the pressure shaft for Dambri.

Southern Hydropower broke ground January 22 on the US$80 million project, 87 miles northeast of Ho Chi Minh City at Da Huoai. (HNN 1/29/08) Work is expected to be complete in 2010, generating 338 million kWh annually for the national grid.

Last year, Cavico received a US$3.75 million contract to build a 12-mile access and service road for Dambri. (HNN 7/11/07)

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