Alstom said it won a contract with Electricity of Vietnam (EVN), as part of the extension of the Thac Mo hydropower plant (150 MW) project in Vietnam.

At a cost of nearly $13 million, this expansion is to increase the current capacity of the plant and to meet peak energy consumption in the region.

The contract includes the design, manufacture, testing, delivery, installation and commissioning of a vertical Francis turbine of 75 MW, alternator, control systems and auxiliary electrical equipment.

“This project highlights our technology leadership in the hydropower sector and confirms the confidence of our customers in our ability to provide products and services in different regions and geographies,” said Jérôme Pécresse, President of Alstom Renewable Power.

Turbines and main generator will be manufactured at Alstom’s Vadodara facility in Gujarat, India, one of the sites of manufacture hydropower equipment of the world’s largest group. Electrical equipment and mechanical aids will be made in various countries, including Vietnam.

Commissioned in 1995, the current center of Thac Mo has two 75 MW Francis turbines. It provides electricity to the national EVN network covering South Vietnam. The project focuses in particular to generate positive social and environmental impact for the people of the region.

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