Friday, May 20, 2016

Hydroelectric Power Plants in Vietnam (Part 1)

An Kroet
Location: Lam Dong
Operator: Electricity of Vietnam
Configuration: 2 X 300 kW (ret), 2 X 1.25 MW (ret), 1 X 1.6 MW, 2 X 1.4 MW
Operation: 1943-2004
T/G supplier: Th Bell, Neyrpic, Alsthom, Harbin
Quick facts:This is considered the oldest operable hydroelectric power station in Vietnam and was originally built by the Indochina Dept of Public Works to supply Da Lat city via a 13km, 6.6kv line. Construction of the first phase started in Oct 1942 and completed in 1945. The site is in Lac Duong district on a tributary of the Dong Nai River. The plant was rebuilt and extended with Japanese funds in 1960 and then with Chinese equipment and local EPC services in 1999 and 2004. All the original turbines and generators have now been replaced. The plant is also a local tourist attraction with a distinctive architecture characteristic of simlar period plants in France.
Photograph courtesy of Guizhou CVC
Posted 18 Dec 2011
Binh Dien
Location: Thua Thien-Hue
Operator: Song Da Construction Corp
Configuration: 2 X 24 MW
Operation: 2008
T/G supplier: ICT Corp
EPC: Song Da Const
Quick facts:This plant has a 75m RCC dam and cost VND 1.1tn.
Photograph courtesy of ICT Corp 
Posted 30 Aug 2008

Can Don
Location: Binh Phuoc
Operator: Can Don Hydro Power JSC
Configuration: 2 X 36 MW
Operation: 2007
T/G supplier: Power Machines, UETM
EPC: Ukrhydroproject
Quick facts: In May 2000, Song Da started work on the $86mn Can Don hydro plant, the first Vietnamese hydroelectric IPP to be financed domestically. The three participating banks were Industrial and Commercial Bank of Vietnam (Incombank), BIDV, and the International Joint Stock Commercial Bank. Song Da has a 25yr BOT contract with EVN to sell electricity for 4.5 cents/kWh. The dam also irrigates 4,800ha of farmland in Binh Phuoc’s Loc Ninh district. Can Don Hydro was developed as a Song Da subsidiary, but is now a listed compan
Photograph courtesy of Can Don Hydro Power JS
Re-posted 30 Mar 2013

Da Nhim-1
Location: Ninh Thuan
Operator: Power Company No 2
Configuration: 4 X 40 MW Pelton
Operation: 1963-1964
T/G supplier: Toshiba
EPC: Hazama
Quick facts: Da Nhim-1 was constructed using Japanese war reparation funds. In June 2003, Toshiba and Nissho Iwai won a ¥5bn contract to rehabilitate the the power plant, the 230kV transmission lines to Ho Chi Minh City, and the substation in HCMC. Funding was from the Japan Bank for Intl Cooperation.
Photograph courtesy of 
Posted 27 Jan 2007

Da Nhim Thuong-2
Location: Lam Dong
Operator: Thai Bao Services Trading & Construction Investment Holding
Configuration: 3 X 1.5 MW
Operation: 2011
T/G supplier: Guizhou CVC
EPC: PQH Hycropower Consulting Co
Quick facts: This project in Da Chay Commune, Lac Duong Dist, cost about 86.3bn dong.
Photograph by Ngọc Viên (Panoramio) 
Posted 18 Aug 2012


Dak Mi-4
Location: Quang Nam
Operator: Viet Nam Urban & Industrial Zone Dev Invest Corp (IDICO)
Configuration: 2 X 74 MW Francis (4A), 2 X 22 MW Kaplan (4B)
Operation: 2012
T/G supplier: Dongfang
EPC: Hydrochina Chengdu Engineering Corp. Song Da, Licogi
Quick facts: The 190-MW Dak Mi-4 project was autorized on 11 Oct 2005. It is sited on the upstream Vu Gia River in Phuoc Xuan commune, Phuoc Son district. The project Dak Mi-4A (148 MW) and the lower cascade Dak Mi-4B (42 MW) representing a total capital investment of 4,547bn VND. Annual average power production is estimated at 753 GWh. Ground was broken on 21 Apr 2007. The upper RCC dam is 90m high and 475m long.
Photograph courtesy of Guizhou CVC
Posted 18 Dec 2011

Dak Ru
Location: Dac Nong
Operator: Hoang Nguyen Ltd Co
Configuration: 3 X 2.5 MW
Operation: 2010
T/G supplier: Guizhou CVC
Quick facts: This is an IPP project on Dak Lap stream. Development approval was received in Mar 2005.
Photograph courtesy of Guizhou CVC 
Posted 18 Dec 2011

Dak Srong-2
Location: Gia Lai
Operator: Hoang Anh Gia Lai JSC
Configuration: 3 X 8 MW Francis
Operation: 2010
T/G supplier: Chongqing
EPC: Hydropower Institute, Song Da Const, Song Da No 9
Quick facts: Dak Srong-2 is on the Ba River in Gia Lai southeast of Pleiku city. Annual production is expected to be 91 GWh and the plant connects to the grid via a new single-circuit 110kV line.
Photograph courtesy of Hoang Anh Gia Lai JSC 
Posted 17 Sep 2011

Dray Linh-2
Location: Dac Lac
Operator: Hydropower Electricity JSC No 3
Configuration: 2 X 8 MW Kaplan
Operation: 2007
T/G supplier: Dongfang
EPC: Yati Planning & Design Inst, Power Engineering & Consulting Co 1
Quick facts: Preliminary construction on this SHP got underway in Jul 2003 and the main contracts were signed in March 2004. The project completed about 2yrs past the original schedule at a total investment of about 243bn dong.
Photograph courtesy of Electricity of Vietnam 
Posted 26 Feb 2013

Hoa Binh
Location: Hoa Binh
Operator: Electricity of Vietnam
Configuration: 8 X 240 MW Francis
Operation: 1988-1994
T/G supplier: LMZ, Electrosila
EPC: Hydropower Institute, Song Da Const, Song Da No 9

Quick Facts: Hoa Binh is on the Da River 74km southwest of Hanoi and was the largest hydroelectric plant in Southeast Asia at completion and for about 20yrs thereafter. The complex includes a 128m high, 670m long rockfill dam, an underground powerhouse, and an underground transformer hall. Construction began in Nov 1979.  

Photograph courtesy of Song Da No 9 JSC 
Re-posted 30 Aug 2008

Ho Nui Coc
Location: Thai Nguyen
Operator: Ho Nui Coc Hydro Power JSC
Configuration: 3 X 630 kW
Operation: 2010
T/G supplier: Hunan Allonward Hydro-Generating Equipment Co
Quick facts: This minihydro plan
in Phuc Trio Commune is based on an irrigation reservoir and canal built in 1977. The plant is connected to the grid by a single-circuit 22kV. Construction stared in Jan 2008 and the plant commissioned in Jan 2010. The three 800-kVa transformers were built by Hanoi Electrical Transformer Manufacturing JSC.
Photograph courtesy of Ho Nui Coc Hydro Power JSC
Posted 3 Mar 2010

Krong Hin
Location: Dac Lac
Operator: Mekong Construction Co Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 3 MW Francis
Operation: 2006
T/G supplier: Guizhou CVC
EPC: Mekong Construction
Quick facts: This plant in M'Drac 
district in the Centrlal Highlands is considered the first privately-owend hydro power project in Vietnam.
Photograph courtesy of Guizhou CVC
Posted 18 Dec 2011

Na Hang (Tuyen Quang)
Location: Tuyen Quang
Operator: Electricity of Vietman
Configuration: 3 X 114 MW
Operation: 2008
T/G supplier: ICT Corp
EPC: Northwest Hydro Consulting Engineers, PECC No 1, Song Da No 9
Quick facts: This $490mn project was approved in Oct 2002 for a site on the Gam River near Pac Ta Mountain. Construction started on 22 Dec 2002 and the first unit commissioned in Mar 2008. This is the second largest hydro project in the north with annual production of 1,200 GWh expected. The 92m rockfill dam has a crest length of 718m.  Also known as Dai Thi.
Photograph courtesy of ICT Corp
Posted 30 Aug 2008Posted 27 Dec 2011

Nam Ngan
Location: Ha Giang
Operator: Song Da Construction Co Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 5 MW Francis
Operation: 2010
T/G supplier: Hunan Shaoyang Zijiang Hengyuan Hydroelectric Equipment Manufacture
EPC: Song Da Construction
Quick facts: Nam Ngan is located on Nam Ngan stream between Viet Lam and Quang Ngan communes, Vi Xuyen district. The project's estimated annual production is 58 GWh. The plant is connected to the national grid with a tie-line to the Ha Giang-Bac Quang 110kV line.
Photograph courtesy of Guizhou CVC
Posted 27 Dec 2011

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