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Sinohydro wins engineering, civil works contracts for Song Bung 4 hydro project

Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) has awarded China's Sinohydro Corporation Limited several contracts worth a combined US$92.7 million to provide engineering and civil works of the 156-MW Song Bung 4 hydroelectric project on the Song Bung River in Vietnam's Quang Nam Province.

Song Bung 4 is to include a dam; a headrace tunnel; underground penstock; a power station about five kilometers downstream from the dam; and a 35-kilometer transmission line. The project is expected to be completed in 2013.

Recently, Zimbabwe signed a $400 million agreement with Sinohydro Corporation Limited to expand its Kariba hydropower project.

The government has signed a memorandum of agreement with Sinohydro for the expansion of Kariba by an additional two 150-MW units, the director of the Zimbabwe Power Company, the generation unit of state utility ZESA, told wire services.

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