Leading Indian Contractor to Work on Sao Mai Solar PV Project

11:39:15 AM | 10/1/2018

Overcoming the other reputable candidates on construction capacity, Sterling & Wilson - India's leading Solar Power Work Consulting & Construction Group, has won a bid to fulfill the package of Solar Power Plant Project (Sao Mai Solar PV1) in An Hao commune, Tinh Bien district, An Giang province.

By the method of "Key handout", with the total value of nearly US$80 million in the first phase, Sterling & Wilson will execute the categories: Designing, supplying technology equipment and construction of work, preparing for operation, testing and checking the productivity of 104MWp solar power generation equipment, and getting 22kV overhead transmission line and all others connected to the grid.

India-based Sterling & Wilson is currently building a 1,177 MW solar power plant in Abu Dhabi (the United Arab Emirates) and is joining other projects in Zambia, Egypt, Namibia, Niger, Jordan, Argentina and Morocco. In Southeast Asia, Sterling & Wilson operates some solar power plants with a total capacity of 50MW in the Philippines and is currently putting into operation a 60-MW project in Bangladesh. In Vietnam, Sao Mai PV1 is the first solar power project that this contractor undertakes.

Sao Mai PV1 is one of the largest solar power projects in Southeast Asia and the second clean energy project of Sao Mai Group. Nearly two years ago, Sao Mai Group successfully put into operation the 1.06 MW Sao Mai Solar Plant on the roof of the seafood processing plant No.1 - I.D.I Company with an investment of  nearly US$2 million. After more than one year of use, Sao Mai Solar 1 has promoted the efficiency of electricity costs for I.D.I at least 20 per cent per year.

Based on that practical basis, Sao Mai Group is determined to build Sao Mai PV1 with the total generating capacity of 210 MW, and an investment capital of VND5,000 billion, divided into four phases from present to 2020. The amount of produced power is expected to be more than 302 million KWh/year. Once completed in the next 10 years, Sao Mai Solar Power Plant will have a total generating capacity of 2.5 billion KWh/year. Before that, in Hanoi, Sao Mai Group reached an agreement and entered into Contract for purchase and sales of electricity with Vietnam Electricity, National Load Dispatch Centre, the Power Trading Company and Southern Power Corporation.

Sterling & Wilson's timeline for construction of Sao Mai PV1 in phase 1 is nearly one year. The top contractor in India is committed to quality work and high aesthetics. This is a typical project of Sao Mai Group, a pride of Vietnam in clean energy, will generate many jobs, and create a critical breakthrough for the Southwest border economy.

Hoang Thai Ha