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November 24, 2021

Son La, Vietnam

By Carmen

Son La is a 2,400MW hydro power project. It is located on Da river/basin in Son La, Vietnam. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2005 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2010.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 2,400 2,400 Active Son La, Vietnam

Description

The project is currently owned by Vietnam Electricity.

The hydro reservoir capacity is 9,260 million cubic meter. The net head of the project is 78m. The project generated 10,200 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $2,850m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 2005 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2010.

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Contractors Involved

Tianjin Alstom Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 6 units of francis turbines, each with 400MW nameplate capacity.

Tianjin Alstom Hydro supplied 6 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 444.4 MVA.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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