EVN SPC and Siemens Consortium sign contract for smart grid package

EVN SPC and Siemens Consortium sign contract for smart grid package - 

On September 19th, 2014, in Ho Chi Minh city, the Southern Power Corporation (EVNSPC) and Siemens Consortium including Siemens AG, Power Automation – a joint venture between Siemens and Power Singapore, and Siemens Limited Vietnam sign a contract for package DEP-SPC-SCADA-1, which includes the design, supply, installation and commissioning of the SCADA/DMS and 110kV Unmanned Substations.

Photo: The Contract Signing Ceremony of the Smart grid package between Siemens Consortium and EVN SPC.

The contract with a value of US15 ml has been awarded in connection with the Distribution Efficiency Project (DEP) funded by the World Bank.

The SCADA/DMS system is to be installed and ready for operation by September

2016, and is expected to remarkably improve the availability and efficiency of the distribution networks in 21 cities and provinces in the southern region of Vietnam as well as reduce power losses. Besides, 110kV Unmanned Substations will enable EVNSPC to make a huge saving from more efficient and effective utilization of their labor source.

This is also the first project of its type to be implemented in Vietnam and EVN SPC is the pioneer in application.

“We are very proud to be the pioneer in applying the most advanced technology in the power distribution industry. The SCADA/DMS system, which is designed, supplied, installed and commissioned by Siemens Consortium, will help our company to remarkably improve the efficiency and reliability of the distribution network in 21 provinces and cities in the southern region of Vietnam thus contributing to the economic development in this region. Besides, the 110kV unmanned substations will help us save cost from a more efficient and effective use of our labour source“, said Mr. Nguyen Thanh Duy, President and CEO of EVNSPC.

"Our SCADA/DMS systems are successfully proving their worth in operation for numerous power providers and network operators over the world. And they have now arrived in Vietnam with EVNSPC to be our very first customer. This project is a benchmark in the power distribution industry in Vietnam, making its way to four more similar projects, which will be implemented here in the near future. As the world leading company in power business, Siemens is committed to bringing our best technology and service to Vietnam and offering our best support to Vietnamese customers. As such, we strongly hope to be able to accompany Vietnamese utility companies throughout the exciting journey ahead“,emphasized Dr. Thai-Lai Pham, President and CEO of Siemens Vietnam.

The contract volume for Siemens Smart Grid includes the design, supply, implementation and commissioning of SCADA/DMS system and 110kV unmanned substations for 21 cities and provinces in the southern Vietnam.

Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems are used for the operator interface and for the control and monitoring of power networks while the combined Distribution Management System (DMS) optimizes distribution network control. Spectrum Power, the SCADA/DMS product from Siemens, gives grid operators control over the network management and the energy flow. Furthermore, it helps to cut the cost of network maintenance and to speed up the elimination of faults.

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