Son La – Lai Chau Transmission Line and Expansion of 500kV Son La Substation (commissioned by BMZ) Project Dates: January 2014 - December 2018
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PROJECT OBJECTIVE

Construction of the 500 kV transmission line Son La – Lai Chau and the extension of Son La substation; accompanying measures to ensure environmental and social sustainable construction of Lai Chau hydro power plant.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The scope of project is to construct a new double circuit 500kV Son La – Lai Chau transmission line of 158.5 km length from the 500kV Son La substation to the switch yard of 500kV Lai Chau hydropower plant; expand and install equipment for two 500kV feeders at the 500kV Son La substation. The 500kV Son La - Lai Chau transmission line route runs through the districts of Muong La, Thuan Chau of Son La province, Tuan Giao, Muong Cha and Muong Lay of Dien Bien province; Nam Nhun of Lai Chau province. The expansion of 500kV feeders is inside the 500kV Son La substation, belongs to Pi Toong commune, Muong La district, Son La province. The project was commenced on 22nd December 2013.

The 500kV Son La – Lai Chau transmission line and expansion of 500kV Son La substation project has a total investment cost of over VND 4,000 billion. It is invested by EVNNPT, with the Northern Power Projects Management Board (NPMB) on behalf of EVNNPT manages the project. The project implementation units include Power Construction Joint-Stock Company 1 (PCC1); One-member Limited Liability Construction Company 2, One-member Limited Liability Construction Company 4, Vietnam Power Construction Joint- Stock Corporation, Song Da 11 Joint Stock Company, Thang Long - Song Da 11 Joint Stock Company, Power Construction and Installation Joint Stock Company, Installation Joint Stock Company. The Power Transmission Company 1 (PTC1) was responsible for expansion and installation of equipment for two 500kV feeders at the 500kV Son La substation, as well as monitoring the project implementation and taking over the management and operation of the project after its completion.

This project was registered with the Central Enterprises Party Committee by EVN and EVNNPT as a typical one to be in honour of the 12th Nationwide Party Congress.


SECTORS OR AREAS OF WORK
  1. Energy efficiency

Region/Location

BUDGET

USD 87,000,000

DONORS (OR FUNDING /CONTRIBUTING ORGANIZATIONS)
  1. KFW - Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau
IMPLEMENTING AGENCY OR AGENCIES

SUPPORT TYPE
BUDGET

USD 87,000,000

DONORS (OR FUNDING /CONTRIBUTING ORGANIZATIONS)
  1. KFW - Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau
IMPLEMENTING AGENCY OR AGENCIES

SUPPORT TYPE