Thac Mo extends its power to address growing demand for cleaner energy
In October 2017, GE commissioned the Thac Mo 75 MW Hydropower Plant located in the Binh Phuoc Province of Vietnam. It has obtained the Provisional Acceptance Certificate from Hydro Power Management Board No. 6, a branch of Electricité du Vietnam (EVN). This followed a successful synchronization to the grid in July 2017, fully on schedule.
In 2014, GE was awarded a contract for the extension of the Thac Mo hydropower plant that supplies power to the national grid of EVN, covering the southern part of Vietnam.
The objective was to bring 75MW of additional power to increase the peak load capacity and support the existing 150 MW Thac Mo power station. The station was commissioned in 1995 and equipped with two 75 MW Francis type turbines.
The scope of the contract included design, manufacturing, testing, supply, erection and commissioning of electro-mechanical equipment consisting of one vertical Francis turbine of 75 MW, a generator, control systems and electrical balance-of-plant equipment, and most importantly, to manage the successful interface between the new and existing units.
This project, the first executed in Vietnam by the GE Hydro teams based in India, will become a strong reference for the South East Asia hydropower industry. GE is proud to have partnered with Hydro Power Management Board No. 6, and Electricité du Vietnam (EVN) on the extension of the Thac Mo plant.
Since 2014, GE got two more opportunities to collaborate with EVN when the company was awarded in 2016 a service contract for the modernization of the Tri An Hydro Powerplant (4 x 100MW) and EPC contract for Da Nhim Hydropower plant Extension (1 x 80 MW).
GE look forward to repeating these fruitful collaborations on future projects and supporting the utilities with the development of Hydropower in the region.