Savannakhet Province has increased the number of 115 KV substations in the province and installed electricity transmission links to the provinces of Saravan and Xekong as well as to other power plants in southern provinces.
The upgrade aims to ensure that there is an adequate supply of electricity in the central part of the country and especially in the Savan-Seno Special Economic Zone in Savannakhet.
The project covered five districts of Savannakhet Province including Uthoumphone, Kaisone, Phalanxay, Atsaphangthong and Phin.
Transmission lines have been installed between the Nong Dern Substation and the newly constructed Seno Substation with a length stretching 42.8 km and comprising 115 pillars. Transmission lines were also installed between the Seno Substation and the newly built Phin Substation stretching 108.2 km and comprising 347 pillars. Both of the two new substations are 115 KV.
The network expansion began in 2014 and will be completed later this month. The project was financed with a loan from Exim Bank of China.
The work was conducted by China-East Resources Import & Export Company (CERIECO) for the owner EDL-Generation Public Company.
The launching ceremony for use of the Nong Dern-Seno-Pin transmission line expansion was held on Jan 9 at the Seno Substation in Savannakhet Province and was attended by Deputy Minister of Energy and Mines Synavong Souphanouvong, Vice Governor of Savannakhet Province Thonkeo Phuthakailath, Deputy Director of EDL-Generation Public Company Douangsy Pharayok, and President of CERIECO Wang Long Hai.
Source: Lao News Agency