Undersea cable to power Phu Quoc

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Undersea cable to power Phu Quoc

Electricity of Viet Nam Corporation's Southern Power Corp (EVN SPC) and Italy's Prysmian Powerlink SRL Group signed an engineering, procurement and construction contract for an undersea cable system to supply power to Phu Quoc Island on Thursday.

A 58km undersea cable from Ha Tien Town to Phu Quoc Island in the southern province of Kien Giang is scheduled for completion in late 2013 to provide electricity to the island. It will be the longest of its kind in Southeast Asia. — VNA/VNS Photo Ngoc Ha
HCM CITY — Electricity of Viet Nam Corporation's Southern Power Corp (EVN SPC) and Italy's Prysmian Powerlink SRL Group signed an engineering, procurement and construction contract for an undersea cable system to supply power to Phu Quoc Island on Thursday.

Prysmian will design, supply, and install the nearly 58km submarine line between Ha Tien town and Phu Quoc at a cost of over VND1.97 trillion (US$94.5). The total cost of the 110KV cable system and infrastructure like sub-stations, whose installation will take 18 months to complete, will be VND2.34 ($112.3 million).

It will have a transmission capacity of 131 MVA.

The work will be funded by a loan from the World Bank and EVN SPC's own resources.

Prysmian said the cable would be the longest of its kind in Southeast Asia.

Pham Ngoc Le, deputy general director of EVN SPC, said the project is aimed at ensuring stable power supply to Phu Quoc and promoting economic development and security.

It would also turn Phu Quoc into a special administrative and economic zone affiliated to the Government and tourism centre under a master plan approved in 2011, he said.

Diesel generators now supply much of the power to the island.

Pham Vu Hong, deputy chairman of the Kien Giang People's Committee, said the Phu Quoc distribution network would be linked to the national grid by late 2013 through the Ha Tien-Phu Quoc undersea cable. — VNS

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