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Trung Son Hydro Power Station underway

Released at: 14:13, 09/09/2017

Trung Son Hydro Power Station underway

Photo: Toshiba Vietnam

EVN hydro power plant in Thanh Hoa province begins commercial operations with Toshiba hydro turbines and generators.

by Khanh Chi

The Toshiba Corporation announced recently that all hydro turbines and generators in units 1 to 4 at the Trung Son Hydro Power Station in north-central Thanh Hoa province, manufactured by Toshiba Hydro Power Hangzhou (THPC), have begun commercial operations.

The 260 MW plant is owned by the Trung Son Hydropower Company, a unit of Electricity of Vietnam (EVN). Toshiba has delivered four hydropower systems for the plant, which received financing from the World Bank in a loan combining drought and flood control with electricity generation.

THPC, Toshiba’s Chinese subsidiary manufacturing, selling, and maintaining hydroelectric equipment, received the equipment supply order from Trung Son Hydropower Company in August 2013, as a member of a consortium with the HydroChina Corporation. It was the company’s first order in Vietnam, won on the strength of positive evaluations of its technology and equipment reliability.

Commenting on the successful beginning of operations, Mr. Takao Konishi, Vice President of the Thermal & Hydro Power Systems & Services Division at Toshiba Corporation’s Energy Systems & Solutions Company, said: “I am delighted that THPC has successfully completed this major order for hydro turbines and generators. Toshiba has over 120 years of experience in delivering high-quality hydro power systems for projects around the world, and THPC has drawn on this deep know-how and our technological advantages in hydropower generation to achieve advanced capabilities. We are also very pleased to support Vietnam in meeting its fast-rising energy demand and will continue to provide support as the Vietnamese economy continues to grow.”

Hydro power plants account for about half of the total installed generating capacity of 34 GW in Vietnam. The government is responding to growing demand with an expansion plan that will raise capacity to 75 GW in 2020 and to 146.8 GW by 2030. Toshiba installed its first hydropower system in the country in 1964, and its record to date includes ten hydro turbines and six hydro generators for hydroelectric power plants.

Toshiba aims to continue delivering cost-competitive and high-performance hydroelectric equipment from Japan and China to markets around the world.

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