Cavico to Make Tunnel Breakthrough in Vietnamese Hydropower Plant

21 March 2011 (Last Updated March 21st, 2011 18:30)

Cavico subsidiary Cavico Bridge and Tunnel is set to make the third and final tunnel breakthrough at the A Luoi Hydropower project in Vietnam next month. Once complete, the 170MW hydropower plant is expected to generate about 686 million kWh of energy annually. In 2007, Cavico

Cavico subsidiary Cavico Bridge and Tunnel is set to make the third and final tunnel breakthrough at the A Luoi Hydropower project in Vietnam next month.

Once complete, the 170MW hydropower plant is expected to generate about 686 million kWh of energy annually.

In 2007, Cavico was awarded a contract to excavate the headrace tunnel and four sub-tunnels, a surge tank, a vertical shaft and a service access road for the project.

The firm created a 7.27 mile-long and 21.3 feet-wide headrace tunnel and broke through the first and second sub-tunnels in August and December last year.

The plant, built on the A Sap River in Thua Thien Hue Province in central Vietnam, is owned by Central Hydropower.