Volga-Dnepr helps Vietnamese solar plant power up

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Volga-Dnepr Airlines completes a charter flight with high voltage equipment to empower the construction of a 450MW solar power plant in Vietnam.

An-124-100 took off from Mumbai (BOM), India to Cam Ranh (CXR), Vietnam with 30-tonne shipment after the charter request was processed in cooperation with Bee Logistics Corporation – a leading regional logistics service provider on behalf of Advanced Information Technologies Corporation (AIT).

The oversized and super-heavy air cargo transport specialist had to re-configure the flight route three times due to reconstruction of the runway in Saigon (SGN) and severe lockdown restrictions in Da Nang (DAD). With not a single An-124-100 flight ever operated to/from Cam Rahn, the carrier’s regional specialists managed to process the whole flight approval procedures smoothly, including immigration issues, to make this flight happen, the company says.

“Covid-19 affects all the industries, with wind and solar power plant projects being among them,” says Ekaterina Andreeva, commercial director for Volga-Dnepr Airlines. “While some of them might be delayed or even cancelled across the Asia-Pacific region due to restrictions, the Thun Nam solar power plant is completed on time thanks to well-tuned work of all the stakeholders involved and contribution of our team.

“Not only the new plant will add much-needed electricity to the whole country’s system, but will also boost the development of renewable energy and lead the way towards more eco-friendly attitude,” Andreeva adds.

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