BHEL bags Rs 200 cr Vietnam contract

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New Delhi, Aug 4 (UNI) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) today said it has won a Rs 200 crore contract for Nam Chien hydro power project in Vietnam, making its maiden entry into the South East Asian country.

The project-- comprising two pelton type hydro generating units of 100 MW each-- is located in the Muong La district in the Son La province of Vietnam, 350 km north of Hanoi, and is slated for completion by the end of 2010, a BHEL spokesman told UNI.

The order has been placed on BHEL by Nam Chien Hydropower Joint Stock Company of Vietnam, with Song Da Corporation and State-owned oil giant Petro-Vietnam as major stakeholders.

It is funded by the Government of India's Line of Credit to the Vietnamese Government, and administered by the Exim Bank of India.

The contract envisages design, engineering, manufacture, supply and supervision of installation and commissioning of the electro-mechanical equipment package for the project.

The major equipment to be supplied for the project include hydro turbines, generators, transformers, controls, monitoring and protection system and switchgear.

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