The project intends to increase peak load capacity to support the existing 150MW Thac Mo power station with 75MW of additional power.

Under the contract, Alstom will design, manufacture, test, supply, erect and commission electro-mechanical equipment.

It will feature one 75MW vertical Francis turbine, generator, control systems and electrical balance-of-plant equipment.

Alstom will manufacture the main turbines and generators at its Vadodara facility in Gujarat, India.

Electrical and mechanical balance-of-plant items will be delivered from several countries including Vietnam.

Alstom Renewable Power president Jerome PĂ©cresse said: "This project showcases our technological leadership in the hydro sector and reaffirms the confidence that our customers have in our ability to deliver world class products and solutions in different regions and geographies."

The existing Thac Mo power station, which was commissioned in 1995, features two 75MW Francis type turbines.

The facility supplies power to the national grid of EVN covering the southern part of Vietnam.

Image: Thac Mo Hydropower station view from downstream side. Photo: Courtesy of Alstom.