Vietnam’s EVNNPT and CPMB launch 500 kV transformer station construction

Electricity Vietnam’s (EVN) subsidiaries – National Power Transmission Corporation (EVNNPT) and Central Power Project Management Board (CPMB) have launched the construction of the 500 kV Binh Duong 1 transformer station project in An Binh commune of the Phu Giao district, Binh Duong province of Vietnam.

EVNNPT will provide the investment for the project while CPMB will manage it. Power Construction Consulting Joint Stock Company 4 is responsible for the construction survey and design; Joint venture PC1 Thang Long and Alphanam E&C will construct the station; and Power Transmission Company 4 will operate it. The scope of the project includes the construction of a new 500/220 kV transformer station with two 500/220/35 kV transformers with a capacity of 900 MVA. The first phase will involve the installation of one transformer. Once completed, the project will help improve the reliability of the electricity supply for Binh Duong province and the southern economic development region, support capacity and prevent overload for the 500 kV Song May and Tan Dinh substations, and ensure safe operation of the power transmission system. Currently, the site clearance work for the project has been completed. CPMB has requested construction units and supervision consultants to strengthen and mobilise forces, and closely coordinate with the management unit to ensure quality and timelines. The project will be energised in 2024 under the direction of EVNNPT.