Following great effort from staff and workers, and the construction process exceeding the deadline, the Van Phong 500kV substation and connection line held an official naming ceremonyon April 7.
On April 7, the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour, together with Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) organised an official naming ceremony for the Van Phong 500kV substation and connection line.
Nguyen Duc Tuyen, director of the Central Power Projects Management Board (CPMB) said, “During the construction process, the investors and contractors encountered many challenges, such as the COVID-19 pandemic causing delays in the construction. In particular, the sharp increase in the price of iron and steel materials, petrol, and labour costs put a lot of pressure on investors and contractors."
“To ensure the progress of the project, the EVN National Power Transmission Corporation (EVNNPT) and CPMB set up a detailed schedule to urge workers on and to solve problems promptly, ensuring the quality of the project,” he said.
At the ceremony, Tran Hoa Nam, Deputy Chairman of Khanh Hoa People's Committee showed appreciation for EVN, EVNNPT, CPMB, and others for their efforts to complete the construction. Hoa Nam said, "This project will help the province create trust in foreign investors, leading to an increase in the state budget."
The Van Phong 500kV substation and connection line is owned by EVNNPT and cost a total of VND1.1 trillion ($47 million).
Located in Khanh Hoa province, the project's two transformers have a capacity of 500/220kV - 900MVA. The 220kV connection line has a total length of about 26 km, with two circuits connecting the 500kV substation to the 220kV substation. A further two circuits are connected to the existing Van Phong - Tuy Hoa 220kV transmission line.
The Van Phong 500kV substation project, together with the Van Phong - Vinh Tan 500kV transmission line, will secure electricity supply for Khanh Hoa and neighbouring provinces and meet the socioeconomic development needs of the key economic region of the south central coast.
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