Discover Our Transmission Network Engineering Expertise with 3 Flagship Projects in Asia
EDF Transmission Network Engineering possesses strategic expertise that can be adapted to any constraint. This flexibility and professionalism guide our teams as they carry out unique and complex projects all around the world.
Learn about two flagship projects on the Asian continent.
Harmonising the Electrical Systems of Countries along the Mekong River
EDF Transmission Network Engineering responded to an invitation to tender issued by the Asian Development Bank. The assignment: to harmonise electrical systems in China, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar.
In order to complete this assignment, we put together a team to model the network projects and evaluate the costs and environmental impacts. The goal was to accomplish two major objectives:
- Encourage these countries to form interconnections, with Laos serving an important role as the geographic centre.
- Develop electricity markets and energy exchanges between countries.
Challenges Coordinating the six countries of the Mekong to bring about a regional consensus on the benefits of interconnection in the region and to choose the most promising projects.
Solutions Developing an overview of the international interconnection issues through the experience of the EDF Group and its global presence.
Benefits The client received impartial advice founded on decades of experience with this issue.
Building 138 km of Lines for a Hydroelectric Dam
Nam-Theun 2 is a hydroelectric dam in Laos that used our Transmission Network Engineering experts for a number of technical aspects.
The Nam Theun Power Company (NTPC) in Laos contracted EDF Transmission Network Engineering to assist with the electrical connection and evacuation of a 1070 MW dam. Our experts and expatriates handled the technical specifications and supervised all of the electricity transmission aspects of the worksite.
Assessing a National Transmission Network
The Nepal Electricity Authority has chosen EDF Transmission Network Engineering to conduct a comprehensive study of the country's transmission network.
This comprehensive project illustrates the breadth of our transportation engineering expertise, a strategic strength that made us the ideal choice for the Nepalese authorities.
The challenges included:
Planning the network's development over the coming decades
Setting up a local planning department
Developing an "overhead lines" policy that was suited to local geological and meteorological conditions, which are particularly demanding