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 expertise, as the project is implemented in a complex and mountainous terrain area of the province. Thus, the investor, Hua Na Company, has chosen experienced entrepreneurs, namely Song Da Corporation and the Vietnam Machinery Erection Corporation, said the company's officials. The project is expected to be completed in 2012. Translated by Thu Nguyen … [Read more...]

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 said. In its report, the State Audit also pointed out that among four inspected financial organizations, Agribank Financial Leasing Company lost over VND3 trillion, 8.5 times higher than its charter capital. … [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 years of operation. Self-rearrangement at some groups reflects the desire to separate themselves, going their own way. Group degrading On 2nd October, two groups namely Song Da Corporation and Song Da Holdings and Housing and Urban Development Group (HUD) received the decision by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on the termination of the pilot. Two years ago, these two groups were established on the basis of reorganization of 11 corporations of the Ministry of Construction under the decision of … [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 experience of the unit to ensure quality, schedule and performance. PVC will perform all the negotiation and conclusion of the contract to supply imported equipment and to carry out the entire construction of the project. With the experience gained through negotiation and successful conclusion of tender to supply the main equipment for recent Thai Binh Two Thermal Power Plant, PVC is actively implementing the selection of foreign subcontractors to provide major equipment and capital for Quang … [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 Company, both members of the State Capital Investment Corporation (SCIC), are on the list to be equitized, as well as two branches of Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) in Hai Phong and Nha Trang and its Khuyen Luong Port Limited Liability member company. The Vietnam Paper Corporation (VINAPACO), Vietnam Cement Industry Corporation (Vicem), Vietnam Glass and Ceramics for Construction Corporation (Viglacera) and the Vietnam Machinery Erection Corporation (Lilama) are also scheduled to be … [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 and Gas Group (PetroVietnam). Translated by Van Hieu … [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 plant meet a significant proportion of the country's energy needs. The turbine's operation comes just ahead of National Day on September 2. Nguyen Dinh Tinh, Director of Lilama 10 JSC's Son La branch, said workers had been working flat out to ensure the project was completed on time. The first and second turbines, which came into operation last January and April respectively, have generated a total 3.25 billion kWh of electricity. Construction of the VND37 trillion power plant in … [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 2 into operation at the end of October, 2011. The power station is expected to provide, annually, over 4 billion kWh, contributing to securing the country's energy security in the coming years. Previously, the Nhon Trach 2 Plant's two turbines GT11 and GT12, capable of generation 500 MW, had merged into the national grid since February, 2011. Translated by Van Hieu … [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 International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, the hanger is the most modern aircraft maintenance establishment in Vietnam . Once completed, the hangar will be eligible for the maintenance and repair of Boeing 777, Boeing 747 or Airbus A380 aircrafts. Source: VNA … [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 working in four months, said Nguyen Dinh Tinh, Director of the Lilama 10 Company - Son La branch. The third turbine is expected to begin generating electricity on August 30. Once its three turbines become operational, the Son La power plant will provide 30 million kWh of electricity for the national grid per day. Construction of the VND37 trillion power plant started in December 2005, It is designed to have six turbines with a combined capacity of 2,400 MW. VAN/VOVNews … [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 1 planned for October 2011, and for firing the furnace for trial purposes in February 2012. On this occasion, the Lilama 69-1 Joint Stock Company, Lilama's member, also launched a new emulation campaign to achieve its target. Translated by Van Hieu … [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 where we saw houses scattered amidst rows of tall, green Nipa palm trees on both sides of the road. Before 1975, this land was the Sac forest army base of Vietnam's special water forces, who were renowned for their sneak attacks into Sai Gon and made the troops of the US and the south's puppet government scared like cats on hot bricks. We soon arrived at an immense area of red soil and water where Nhon Trach 2 Thermal Power Plant stands. Perspective of Nhon Trach 2 Thermal Power Plant. … [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 units 1 and 2 will begin generating electricity anytime from the third quarter of 2012 and the first quarter of the following year. In related news, after a trial period, the second turbine at the Song Tranh 2 hydropower plant in the central province of Quang Nam was successfully made operation able on January 21, 33 days ahead of schedule. It is expected to generate electricity before the Lunar New Year to meet the power demand during Tet. During this period, water levels in the Song Tranh 2 … [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 PetroVietnam deputy general director Nguyen Quoc Khanh. It would be the first of three coal-fired power plants located in the provincial Long Phu Power Centre to begin construction. To date, land clearance and the overall design for the 115-ha plant has been completed, he said, adding that it would use hi-quality coal imported from Indonesia and Australia. During the signing ceremony, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Le Duong Quang spoke highly of PetroVietnam's efforts in ensuring the … [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 ahead-of-schedule operation of the first turbine is aimed at ensuring the electricity for the country's economy, especially in the context that 2011's six-month dry season is forecasted to be in short of 1.4 billion kWh. According to PVN, the group itself and the contractors are making great efforts to operate the second turbine in the first quarter of 2011 and put the combined cycle into operation by the end of next year. The US$706 million power project, kicked off in June 27, 2009 with … [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 of the first turbine is of significance to ensure the electricity for the country's economy, especially in the context that 2011's six-month dry season is forecasted to be in short of 1.4 billion kWh. According to PVN, the group itself and the contractors are making great efforts to operate the second turbine in the first quarter of 2011 and put the combined cycle into operation by the end of next year. The 706 million USD power project, kicked off in June 27, 2009 with Nhon Trach II … [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 the Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) and the Vietnam Machinery Erection Corporation (LILAMA) is the general contractor under the form of Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC)./. … [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, gas and oil exploitation, construction, agriculture, industry, auto manufacturing and processing industry, investment value will hit approximately US$250. As Vietnamese mechanical industry is still undeveloped, it is important for the country to focus on technological transfer from the countries which have developed mechanical industry and increase investment in this area. If we can increase local content of mechanical equipment, we can earn huge profit. Nguyen Chi Sang, the director of the … [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 business of economic groups and State-owned corporations. The examination will help determine whether or not these entities need to expand their investment as commercial banks increase their charter capital. Strategic shareholders will have to contribute more money when as many as 20 commercial banks increase their charter capital to 3 trillion VND (153.84 million USD) later in the year. The central bank's order of a check of State-owned-enterprise investments is intended to ensure the money is … [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), start building the two-turbine plant in Cu Jut district in late 2005. Turbine 1 of the plant has operated for 40 days at its full capacity of 110 MW and has generate 114 million kWh of electricity, equal to revenues of over VND110 billion. The plant is capable to contribute 1.06 billion kWh of power a year to the national electricity grid. (VNA) … [Read more...]