Successful rotor installation for unit 2 of Lai Chau hydropower project

At 9h15 on April 12, 2016, Son La – Lai Chau Hydropower Project Management Board (Vietnam Electricity) in coordination with civil contractors successfully organized placing rotor of unit 2 of Lai Chau Hydropower Project.

The rotor of unit 2 of Lai Chau Hydropower Plant was installed successfully

This is an important milestone in the project schedule to go forward to commissioning of equipment and component systems, meeting the target of operating unit 2 of Lai Chau Hydropower Plant by the end of June 2016.

Generator motor of unit 2 is weighing 1,000 metric ton, with diameter of 15,589 mm, height of 2,816 mm. Before rotor installation, contractors completed installation of turbine, stator, bridge crane, lifting equipment system, insulation experiment, etc.

Mr. Pham Hong Phuong, Director of Son La – Lai Chau Hydropower Project Management Board said that after successfully placing the generator rotor of unit 2, the PMB will together with their contractors review the whole time schedule, with the aim of closely controlling work items in order to arrange and allocate adequately and appropriately manpower to meet the target of putting unit 2 into operation by the end of June 2016, contributing a significant generation source to the national power system in dry season.

“This important milestone is achieved so that the target of putting the entire project into operation by the end of 2016 can be realized, that means one year earlier than the project schedule originally set up before” – said Mr. Pham Hong Phuong.

Lai Chau hydropower project:

- Being approved by the Prime Minister at Decision No. 819/QĐ-CP dated June 7, 2010

- Project owner: Vietnam Electricity

- Location: Nam Nhun town, Nam Nhun district, Lai Chau province

- Installed capacity: 1,200 MW (400x3 MW)

- Average generation output per year: 4.69 billion kWh

Some major milestones:

+ Construction start: January 5, 2011

+ Da river closure, first time: April 24, 2012

+ Da river closure second time: October 10, 2014

+ Diversion tunnel closure for reservoir impoundment: June 20, 2015

+ Operation of unit 1: December 2015

+ Completion of the whole project: within 2016


  • 12/04/2016 07:00

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