Kunming, Dec. 3 (Han Shuainan) — The China-Laos Railway officially opened to traffic on Wednesday, marking that the external power supply project of the Laos section of the China-Laos Railway has officially transferred from engineering construction and commissioning to operation and maintenance. The reporters learned from The Yunnan International Company of China Southern Power Grid that in order to ensure the safe and reliable use of electricity for railways, the company has worked out and implemented a series of measures to ensure power supply together with the Lao National Power Company and the Laos-china Railway Company.
The China-Laos Railway is the first electrified railway in Laos. As a supporting power supply project, the External power supply project of The Laos section of China-Laos Railway is the first power grid BOT project in Laos, providing power support for the commissioning and operation of china-Laos railway. The project is invested, constructed and operated by Laos-china Power Investment Company, a joint venture between Yunnan Power Grid International Co., Ltd. and Lao National Power Company. The project will start work on December 30, 2019, complete construction on March 31, 2021 with high quality and as scheduled, and complete power transmission and operation on September 26.
Old power investment in the company general manager, the old railroad traffic insurance supply team leader Huang Wengang, said the southern power grid company launched the relevant preparations for two months in advance, a systematic and comprehensive screening risk points of each link, formed the old railway power supply risk analysis report, power supply scheme and relevant contingency plans.
It is understood that the power supply protection area involves all 10 traction transformer power supply lines and equipment of china-Laos railway power supply project. Laos-china Electric Power Investment Company, Lao National Electric Company and Laos-China Railway Company organized special inspection and maintenance for the power supply lines and equipment involved in the identified key areas of power supply protection before opening to traffic. On the day of opening to traffic, the personnel on duty were arranged to patrol the equipment together with the substation personnel on duty to pay close attention to the operation of the equipment and timely respond to possible faults.
“The relevant departments and units of Laos and China have cooperated with each other and implemented various measures to ensure the smooth and orderly supply of electricity,” said Khoun Bhuppephan, deputy general manager of the Lao National Power Company.
Huang Wengang, said the next step, the old power investment in the company will continue with Laos partners to do a good job in Laos railway power supply project operations, will be based on a project to carry out a series of technical exchanges and training activities, to Laos reserves more electric power professional technical management personnel, to ensure the long-term stability of the power supplies for the old railway, power really become old railway development road, the road of friendship. (after)