First gas turbine reconditioning workshop in Vietnam

French conglomerate Alstom and Electricity of Viet Nam (EVN) recently announced a partnership that would establish a gas turbine reconditioning workshop in southern coastal Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province's Phu My Town. This joint venture would help power generating organizations to shorten the time for getting units to back into operation, contributing to the assurance of the nation's energy security, according to Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai.

With its prime location in Asia, the workshop would help recondition the latest gas turbine parts. This collaboration would also help bring together the latest technology with local expertise and competitive positioning in a major long-term investment in Viet Nam and Asia.

Alstom and EVN also signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) covering other areas of co-operation including the establishment of training programmes for EVN engineers and online monitoring of power plants, reducing fuel consumption and improving plant efficiency. The joint venture and MoU will cover major hydro projects such as Son La and Huoi Quang, and thermal power plants like the Phu My gas-fired facilities.