Signing the Letter of Intent for applying information model for the Tri An Hydropower Plant Expansion Project

On 4 June 2020, in Hanoi, Electricity of Vietnam (EVN), the British Embassy in Vietnam and the Steering Committee of the project of applying information model under the Ministry of Construction signed the Letter of Intent for application of this model to Tri An Hydropower Plant Expansion Project.

According to Mr. Nguyen Tai Anh - EVN Deputy General Director, the Building Information Model (BIM) is a new technology developed based on digital technology, widely applied in the construction industry in many countries. BIM is considered as one of the important solutions to approach Industry 4.0 in the field of construction.

In Vietnam, the application of BIM in the design, construction and operation management of works is being implemented with the project of BIM application in the design, construction and operation of works already approved by the Prime Minister (Decision No. 2500/QD-TTg dated 22/12/2016). Applying BIM will enhance the transparency and convenience in construction quality management and construction operation management, aiming to save at least 30% of the aggregate conversion cost from related entities.

From left to right: Mr. Nguyen Tai Anh - Deputy General Director of EVN, Mr. Le Van Cu - Director of Institute of Construction Economics, Deputy Head of Steering Committee for BIM application - Ministry of Construction, Mr. Stephen Lysaght - Deputy British Ambassador to Vietnam signing the Letter of Intent

Tri An Hydropower Plant expansion project of 200MW has been selected to participate in the Global Infrastructure Program supported by the Prosperity Fund (United Kingdom) to pilot BIM. Participating in the program will help EVN’s technical staff access and apply new solutions to improve productivity, quality and save resources in construction and management of electricity works.

The Power Project Management Board 3 (the unit on behalf of EVN implementing the Tri An Hydropower Expansion Project) is assigned to pilot BIM application from the stage of preparing a feasibility study report, proceeding to consider and apply it in construction phase and transfer of operating unit.

The project is expected to help demonstrate the efficiency of the BIM method in practice, thereby extending its application to power projects throughout the Group.

At the ceremony, Mr. Stephen Lysaght – Deputy British Ambassador to Vietnam expressed his joyfulness and confidence when EVN has joined the program. EVN has played an important role in economic development in Vietnam. Access to electricity has helped people improve their living standards, ensure equity, and sustainable development.

The Deputy British Ambassador hoped that EVN would be part of the green energy revolution in Vietnam in the coming time.

  • 04/06/2020 04:42