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Equipment sought for Hoa Binh extension project in Vietnam

Vietnam’s state power supplier, EVN, through the Vietnam Electricity Power Projects Management Board No. 1, invites sealed bids from eligible bidders by 22 April for the procurement of electro-mechanical equipment for the Hoa Binh Hydropower Plant Extension Project on the river Da in the northern province of Hoa Binh. The project will entail the expansion of the 1920 MW Hoa Binh plant to 2400 MW, through the addition of two units totalling 480 MW in a new powerhouse to be built downstream of the existing dam. The new units are designed to increase annual production by about 488 GWh.

Construction work began this January. The first unit is scheduled to begin service in the third quarter of 2024, and the second in the last quarter of the same year. The project has a total investment value of VND 9.22 trillion (US$ 400.87 million), of which 30 per cent is from EVN’s equity and 70 per cent from commercial loans without a government guarantee. The contracted work will be financed by the Agence Française de Développement.

A complete set of bidding documents can be purchased by interested bidders on submission of a written application to the address below, and upon payment by cash or telegraphic transfer of a non-refundable fee of VND 7 000 000 (seven million Vietnamese dong) to the account of BAN QUẢN LÝ DỰ ÁN ĐIỆN 1 – Chi nhánh Tập đoàn Điện Lực Việt Nam (Vietnam Electricity Power Projects Management Board No. 1 – Vietnam Electricity Branch); Account number: 12010006994080 at BIDV Bank – Trang An Branch. Payments should be accompanied with the note: ‘Payment for Bidding Documents of bidding Package No. 1TB-HB Supply of Electro-Mechanical Equipment’.

Bids should be delivered no later than 09.30 hrs (Hanoi time) on 22 April and must be accompanied by a Bid Security of VND 46 billion or US$ 2 million or €1.65 million.

Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from, and inspect the bidding documents at the Head office of EVNPMB1 at:

Vietnam Electricity Power Projects

Management Board No. 1

Vietnam Electricity Branch

Room 701, Tower B

EVN Building

No. 11 Cua Bac

Truc Bach Ward

Ba Dinh District

Hanoi, Vietnam

Tel: +84 24 3795 7326;