ABB awarded $11 million Vietnamese tunnel contract

ABB announced today that it has won an $11 million contract to electrify the Hai Van Pass Tunnel in Vietnam, the longest highway tunnel in Southeast Asia.

ABB announced today that it has won an $11 million contract to electrify the Hai Van Pass Tunnel in Vietnam, the longest highway tunnel in Southeast Asia and a crucial link in the country’s national highway system.

This contract is in addition to a $5 million contract awarded to ABB in 2001 for delivery of the main substation for the Hai Van Pass Tunnel.

Under the terms of the contract, ABB will supply the 110/22kV main substation, which includes 110 and 22kV gas insulated switchgears, two 10MVA transformers, cast resin distribution transformers, low voltage switchboards and a SCADA system for power distribution protection, control and monitoring.

The contract, signed with Vietnam’s Ministry of Transport and Communications, also requires the supply of eight power distribution substations inside the tunnel, fire alarm and detection, radio rebroadcast, video monitoring and telecommunication systems as well as lighting and traffic control systems.

ABB will work with Kinden of Japan and the Vietnam Industrial Construction Corporation (VINAINCON) to meet the special requirements of the project.Kinden will supply cables and lighting systems and will partner VINAINCON in providing civil and installation works.

Total cost of the four-year project, which is scheduled for completion by April 2005, is estimated at $127 million.

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