Vietnam connects new hydroelectric plant

February 4, 2008 (UPI) – The Tuyen Quang hydroelectric plant’s generator was connected to the national power grid in Vietnam, the Vietnam News Agency reported. The plant, which cost more than $438 million to build, will have three generators when finished with a total capacity of 342 megawatts.

The plant’s reservoir is capable of holding 2.24 billion cubic meters of water — including 1 billion cubic meters of floodwater. It has an area of more than 81 square kilometers.

The Song Da Corp.’s engineers are installing generators No. 2 and No. 3, which are expected to be operational by the end of the year.

The plant is on the Gam River in the Na Hang district of the northern Tuyen Quang province. Once complete, it will be the third-largest hydroelectric plant in northern Vietnam after the Son La Hydro-electricity Plant in Son La province, which is still under construction, and the Da River Hydro-electricity Plant in Hoa Binh province.

The project was financed by Electricity of Vietnam.

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