ANDRITZ has received an order from Vietnam Electricity (EVN) to supply the complete electro-mechanical equipment and technical services for the Ialy hydropower plant extension project located in Sa Thay district, Kon Tum province, and Chu Pah district, Gia Lai province, in Vietnam.
With the installation of the expansion, the total installed capacity of the Ialy hydropower plant will be increased by more than 30 per cent to 1,080 MW. The scope of supply consists of two 180 MW Francis turbine units, two 211 MVA synchronous generators, control and protection systems, as well as additional auxiliary equipment and associated technical services. The work will be undertaken jointly by an international ANDRITZ team from India, Austria, and Germany. After completion, the Ialy hydropower plant extension will have an annual electricity output of about 233 GWh and provide more than 70,000 local households additionally with clean and sustainable electrical energy as well significantly contributing towards balancing the grid at regional level and stabilising operation. The project is expected to be completed in 2025.