Second hydroelectric set of A Vuong HPP has been launched into pilot operation

After 72 hours of successful integrated tests, the second hydroelectric set of A Vuong HPP (Vietnam), which was equipped with Power Machines OJSC’s participation, has been transferred to pilot warranty operation.

A tender for participation in the construction of A Vuong HPP was won by Power Machines in 2005 in consortium with Sumitomo Corporation (Japan) that has signed a turnkey contract for the supply of equipment for the turbine building. The Power Machines’ share in the total value of the project is $17.3 million. The Customer is Electricity of Vietnam, a Vietnamese state-owned energy company.

Power Machines’ contractual obligations included designing, manufacture, delivery and contractor’s supervision of two hydraulic turbines with the capacity of 107 MW each, two governors, two pre-turbine flow-regulating valves and turbine gate as well as supply of some elements of electrical equipment, cranes and auxiliary mechanical equipment.

It is already second in succession Power Machines’ project in cooperation with Sumitomo Corporation, the biggest Japanese company, on the Vietnamese energy market. In July 2005 Power Machines signed a contract for the supply of hydroturbine equipment and a number of elements of auxiliary equipment for two power-generating units of Buon Kuop HPP with the capacity of 140 MW each.

At the present time Power Machines OJSC is also implementing projects in Vietnam on the construction of Uong Bi TPP and Pleykrong HPP. The Russian company has manufactured and supplied electrical equipment for the turbine and boiler islands of the thermal power plant and two 55 MW turbine packages including generators and auxiliary equipment for the hydro power plant.