The Project Management Board of Central Power Projects (AMT) on December 26 handed over a 500kV transformer station in the northern province of Bac Giang to the Power Transmission Power No. 1 company for management and operation.

Covering an area of 17ha in Hiep Hoa district, the Hiep Hoa 500kV transformer station is the largest of its kind in Vietnam and was built at a cost of 1,221 billion VND (58 million USD).

As one of the major projects of the Son La Hydropower Plant, the station includes two 500kV transformer towers with a combined capacity of 1,800 MVA and other 500kV, 220kV and 35kV distribution equipment./.