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Laos 500KV power transmission project will soon be put into operation

Seetao 2021.09.16
  • The project is an important project for China and Laos to jointly build the Belt and Road Initiative

In Santong County, Vientiane, Laos, on the construction site of the 500kV Parat Substation in Laos, Xu Mingliang, the project leader sent by the Guangxi Transmission and Transformation Construction Company of China Southern Power Grid, led the local construction personnel to conduct the last batch of power equipment tests. With the construction day and night, the project is coming to an end. "2021 is the 30th anniversary of the establishment of dialogue relations between China and ASEAN, and also the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Laos. We are very happy and proud to be able to complete our work in this particularly meaningful year!" Xu Mingliang said.

It is reported that the Laos 500kV power transmission and transformation project (Xiankhou-Nasai Thong section) was born in accordance with the Lao Government’s "Seventh Five-Year Plan" and moved in response to the guidelines of the Belt and Road Initiative. Power transmission and transformation projects. As an important site of the project, the 500kV Parat Substation is an important part of the 500kV high-voltage transmission and transformation line network project in 10 provinces in north-central Laos. There are 3 main transformers with a total capacity of 750 MVA. After being completed and put into production, it will help Laos establish a large-capacity, high-efficiency cross-border power transmission channel, realize the strategic goal of building a "Southeast Asian battery", and serve to open up an efficient power transmission channel that runs through China, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Hand in hand on the road to economic recovery

In order to start production on schedule, the overseas construction team of China Southern Power Grid Guangxi Power Grid Company used various forms of inspection meetings at the end of the month and DingTalk to overcome the impact of the epidemic on a regular basis; adjusted and formulated construction plans reasonably to fight against Laos’s year-round hot and humid climate and prolonged rainy season , And applied mature Chinese construction technology and construction experience such as domestic tower pull line setting, laying of ground anchors and infrastructure safety "four steps", construction equipment "eight steps" to the construction site to ensure the steady and orderly progress of the project schedule.

"In Laos, you not only bring Chinese technical standards, Chinese equipment, and Chinese construction techniques, but you can also guarantee the quality and progress of construction during the epidemic. It is worthy of China's speed." In 2020, the general manager of the Lao National Electric Power Company, Zhan Sha Ben in Phrae During the investigation of the La Substation, the construction quality, progress and epidemic prevention measures were affirmed and praised.

It is understood that the Laos 500kV Pala Substation is not the first project constructed by China Southern Power Grid Guangxi Power Grid Corporation in Laos. As early as 2012, China Southern Power Grid Guangxi Power Grid Company instructed China Southern Power Grid Guangxi Power Transmission and Transformation Construction Company to actively "go out", as the general contractor, responsible for the construction of rural electrification projects in Xayaburi Province, Laos, benefiting 69 in Xayaburi Province, Laos There are more than 8,000 households in the natural village with 51 thousand people. In 2014, China Southern Power Grid Guangxi Power Grid Company was once again invited by the Laos Hongsa HONGSA Power Company to construct the Laos Hongsa HONGSA 500 kV transmission line project, which was successively awarded by the Laos Xayaburi government.

"Guangxi Power Transmission and Transformation Construction Company (GTSCC) has made great contributions to developing the local economy and improving the quality of life of the people. It will be remembered forever by the history of Xayaburi." The speed and quality of the power grid construction of the Power Transmission and Transformation Construction Company were fully affirmed, and it was also the first time that the company won a foreign government award.

China Southern Power Grid Guangxi Power Transmission and Transformation Construction Company set up after-work classrooms for local workers in Laos at the construction site of the 500 kV Pala Substation in Laos. Photo courtesy of Guangxi Power Grid Company

China Southern Power Grid Guangxi Power Grid has been actively "going global", serving the Belt and Road Initiative, building footprints in Asian and African countries, and promoting in-depth cooperation in the energy and power field between China and ASEAN and countries along the Belt and Road. Especially in the past 5 years, China Southern Power Grid Guangxi Power Grid Corporation has built 16 power projects for countries along the Belt and Road such as Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, etc., building up the “electricity link” and “electricity silk road” for communication between China and the countries along the Belt and Road. Build a "Bridge of Friendship".

Xie Liujun, deputy general manager of the design company of China Southern Power Grid Guangxi Transmission and Transformation Company, said: “Overseas projects are the links and bonds between countries. Overseas projects represent the image of China. Every project is completed carefully, and the local people are benefited with heart and sentiment, and made in China. Become a bridge for friendly exchanges between countries." Editor/Tian Zengpeng

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