Hua Na hydropower plant enters into construction

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PANO - A contract on a hydropower project was signed on August 6 th between Hua Na Hydropower Joint-Stock Company, a subsidiary of PVN Power Corporation, and Song Da Corporation. The project aims to construct a hydropower plant named Hua Na in Que Phong Nghe An and draws an investment of VND 4,864 billion. The plant will have a capacity of 180 mW and produce some 716.9 million kWh. Although the production capacity of the plant is relatively small, the project requires much technology and … [Read more...]

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State-owned corporations lose over $55 mln in 2009: auditors

According to a report issued Tuesday by state auditors, three state-owned corporations of Vietnam had losses totaling nearly VND1.15 trillion (US$55.2 million) in 2009. Vietnam Post, member of telecom giant VNPT, posted the greatest loss of VND1.02 trillion, followed by Vietnam Machinery Erection Corporation (Lilama) with VND 103 billion, said auditors who inspected 27 state-owned businesses, including 24 corporations. Song Hong Corporation, meanwhile, lost VND20.64 billion, it … [Read more...]

Going One’s Own Way

The time when Vietnam enterprises seek to get super-enterprise establishment project approved so as to turn themselves into state economic groups seems to be over. The collapse of some used-to-be-popular ones like Vinashin, Vinalines plused with the difficulties facing Vietnam economy and the slump of investment-attraction non-sector areas of enterprises has made the group model less "appealing" than ever before. The Government is under consideration of reviewing pilot group model after eight … [Read more...]

Partnership of PVC-LILAMA for Quang Trach One Thermal Power Plant

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(VEN) - According to the PetroVietnam Construction Joint Stock Corporation (PVC), the Prime Minister has approved the partnership of PVC-Vietnam Machinery Erection Corporation (LILAMA) as general contractor for the Engineering-Procurement-Construction (EPC) package of the Quang Trach One Thermal Power Plant, and PVC is assigned as the head contractor. The Government also allocated PetroVietnam (PVN) to decide the division of work for the parties to the partnership on the basis of ability and … [Read more...]

Over 90 State enterprises to go public in 2012

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As many as 93 State businesses will be equitized in 2012, announced the Ministry of Finance. VINAPACO, a State cooperation that needs to be equtized Improving quality of business administration The Binh Son Oil Refinery - Petrochemical Company (BSR) under the Vietnam Oil and Gas Group, and the Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group (Vinatext) are among the top companies listed for restructuring. The Vinaconex Investment and Mineral Trading One Member Company and Lai Chau Mineral … [Read more...]

Lilama installs turbine stator at Vung Ang 1 plant

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PANO - The stator of the second turbine at the Vung Ang 1 Thermoper Plant was successfully installed on November 24th by the Vietnam Machinery Erection Corporation-Lilama (the main EPC contractor). The stator, with a weight of nearly 400 tons, 7m long and 5.4m high, was fixed to the rotor system at the height of 16.5m by a crane with a loading capacity of 600 tons. The Vung Ang 1 Plant includes two generators with total capacity of 1,200MW (600MW each) invested by the Vietnam National Oil … [Read more...]

Third Son La turbine turned on

The third turbine of Son La hydroelectric power plant has hooked up to the national grid. Vietnam's biggest power plant can now generate 30 million kWh a day. The plant's third turbine began generating electricity in a safe and correct fashion, said Nguyen The Chinh, Deputy Director General of Lilama 10 JSC, an affiliate of Vietnam Machinery Erection Corporation (Lilama), which built the turbine. According to Electricity of Vietnam, the event is of great significance, and will help the … [Read more...]

Nhon Trach 2’s third turbine put into operation

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PANO - The Nhon Trach 2 Thermal Station's third turbine, ST10, with capacity of 250 MW, generated power for the first time which merged with the national grid on August 13th, 7 days ahead of schedule. It marked great efforts of the Nhon Trach 2 PetroVietnam Power Joint-stock Company and the Engineering-Procurement-Construction (EPC) contractor, a joint venture by Vietnam Machinery Erection Corporation (LILAMA) and the PetroVietnam Construction Joint Stock Company (PVC), to put the Nhon Trach … [Read more...]

1000-tonne arch frame installed in Vietnam

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The Vietnam Machinery Erection Corporation (Lilama) and its member company - the Lilama 45.1 Joint Stock Company recently installed successfully a 1,000 tonne-prestressed arch frame of a wide-body aircraft maintenance workshop. The arch frame is a plane steel structure, which is 105m in width, 150m in length and 30m in height. Lilama will undertake all processes of the projects, from designing, manufacturing to installation. Covering an area of 13,800 square metres at the Tan Son Nhat … [Read more...]

Rotor of Son La plant’s third turbine installed

The rotor of the third and final turbine of the Son La hydroelectric power plant, the largest of its kind in Vietnam, was successfully installed on June 13. Gov't leader hails Son La power plant as model Biggest hydroelectric power plant's new turbine commissioned The rotor is 15.5m in diameter, 2.8m in height and 1,000 tonnes in weight. To complete the installation, the Lilama 10 Company, an affiliate of Vietnam Machinery Erection Corporation (Lilama), had to mobilise 1,300 workers … [Read more...]

Installation of turbine stator at Vung Ang 1 plant

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PANO - The "stator" of electricity generator number 1 at the Vung Ang 1 Power Plant was successfully installed on May 21st by the Vietnam Machinery Erection Corporation (Lilama, the main EPC contractor). With a weight of 380 tons, the 7m-long, 5m-high stator, part of the rotor system, is the most important part in the generator. The stator lifted to a height of 16.5m by a 600-tonne crane. The successful installation is a major step for the installation and pressure- testing of furnace number … [Read more...]

Nhon Trach 2 Power Plant

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Nhon Trach 2 Thermal Power Plant is a key project for the strategy of national electricity development during the 2006-2015 period. When it is put into operation, the plant will not only make a contribution to solving the shortage of electricity in the whole country, but will also help promote the land's economic potential. Driving from Ho Chi Minh City, we took the Cat Lai Ferry to Nhon Trach District, Dong Nai Province. We drove on a small winding road through hamlets in Phuoc Khanh Commune … [Read more...]

Second steam drum installed in Vung Ang thermal power plant

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Vietnam Gas and Oil Group (PVN) completed the installation of a 320 ton second steam drum in their Vung Ang 1 thermal power plant in Ky Anh District in the central province of Ha Tinh on January 22 assisted by the Vietnam Machinery Erection Corporation (Lilama). Second steam drum installed in Vung Ang thermal power plant in Ha Tinh Province (Photo: SGGP) The Vung Ang 1 thermal power plant comprises of two machine units with a total capacity of 1,200MW. According to the plan, the machine … [Read more...]

PetroVietnam inks deal for new power plant

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The PetroVietnam Group inked a contract worth $1.2 billion with Petro-Vietnam Technical Services Corporation (PTSC) in Hanoi yesterday to build the Long Phu 1 coal-fired thermal power plant. Under the contract, PTSC would provide engineering, procurement and construction for PetroVietnam's 1,200-megawatt plant in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Soc Trang. The contract marked an important step for the two sides to begin progress on the project, slated for January next year, said … [Read more...]

Nhon Trach 2 power plant’s first turbine in operation

The first turbine of the Nhon Trach 2 thermal power plant, located in the southern province of Dong Nai, on December 26 began generating and supplying electricity to the national grid, three months ahead of schedule. This is a joint effort of the Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PVN) and the project's contractors - Vietnam Machinery Erection Corporation (Lilama) and PetroVietnam Construction Joint Stock Corporation and considered as a gift to welcome the 11th National Party Congress. The … [Read more...]

Nhon Trach 2 power plant’s first turbine operational

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The first turbine of Nhon Trach 2 thermal power plant, located in the southern province of Dong Nai, on December 26 officially generated electricity to the national grid, three months ahead of schedule. This is a joint effort of the Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PVN) and the project's contractors - Vietnam Machinery Erection Corporation (Lilama) and PetroVietnam Construction Joint Stock Corporation, as a gift to welcome the 11 th National Party Congress. The ahead-of-schedule operation … [Read more...]

Nation’s largest thermo-power project on track

The installation of the vapour cycle for the first turbine of Vung Ang I thermo-electricity project was finished on December 16, marking 2 months ahead of schedule. The two-turbine project in the central province of Ha Tinh , designed to have a capacity of 1,200 MW, is the largest thermo-power plant fuelled by coal so far in Vietnam . Once completed, the plant will generate 7.2 billion kWh/year, including 6.71 billion kWh for commercial purpose. The 1.17 billion USD project is invested by … [Read more...]

Strengthening Domestic Mechanical Development

(VEN) - By increasing local content of mechanical equipment in large construction works such as Son La Hydroelectricity Plant and Song Thao Cement Factory, Vietnamese mechanical sector has seen encouraging achievements in technological transfer.Initial successes According to the statistics, the capital invested in purchasing machines for the sectors of cement, thermoelectricity, hydroelectricity and nuclear power in 2008-2025 will be US$117 billion. If adding sectors of chemistry, ore mining, … [Read more...]

Banks to run a rule over State-owned investments

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The State Bank of Vietnam has instructed commercial banks to check the investments of economic groups and State-owned corporations in accordance with a prime ministerial directive. The instruction, designed to ensure these entities comply with regulations and obtain prime ministerial approval before investing in finance, banking and securities, was issued late on Wednesday. The directive also orders the Finance Ministry to examine the financial condition; capital demand for production and … [Read more...]

Vietnam Lilama 10 Installs Rotor for Turbine 2 of Serepok 3 Power Plant

Lilama 10 Joint Stock Company, an affiliate of the Vietnam Machinery Erection Corporation, installed a rotor weighing over 400 tons at turbine 2 of the Serepok 3 hydropower plant in the central highlands province of Dak Nong on Aug 15. Lilama 10 expects to connect the turbine 2 of the 220-MW plant to the national power grid by end September. Truong Son Construction Corp, the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor of the project totaling VND4.5 trillion ($235.6 million), … [Read more...]