Rotor installed for first turbine at Lai Chau hydroelectricity plant hinh anh 1Lai Chau hydroelectric plant (Source: VNA)
Contractors successfully installed the rotor of the first turbine at the Lai Chau hydroelectric plant on October 14, the Electricity of Vietnam said the same day.

The group said this marks an important step toward the goal of putting the turbine on a trial run at the end of this year, three months ahead of schedule.

Following the installation of the 1,000 tonne rotor, the heaviest among the equipment at the plant, the EVN instructed the project’s management board and contractors to review the entire progress to prepare workforce for the construction of other items in service of the first turbine’s power generation.

The Lai Chau plant, located in the upper reach of the Da River, has three turbines which will supply more than 4.6 billion kWh of electricity to the national power grid when all of them become operational.

With the test run of the first turbine slated for the end of this year, the plant is expected to be completed in 2016, a year ahead of schedule, thus serving socio-economic development of the northeastern region.

The project’s construction began in Nam Nhun district, the northern province of Lai Chau, in January 2011.-VNA