Volga-Dnepr speeds up completion of Thuan Nam 12 solar power plant


Volga-Dnepr Airlines, the world’s leader in oversized and super-heavy air cargo transportation, has organised a charter flight with high voltage equipment onboard to empower construction of a 450MW solar power plant in Vietnam.
An-124-100 took off from Mumbai to Cam Ranh, Vietnam with a 30-tonne shipment after the charter request was processed in co-operation with Bee Logistics Corporation – a leading regional logistics service provider on behalf of Advanced Information Technologies Corporation (AIT).

The airline had to re-configure flight route three times due to reconstruction of the runway in Saigon and severe lockdown restrictions in Da Nang. No An-124-100 flight ever been operated to or 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.
“COVID-19 affects all the industries, with wind and solar power plant projects being among them. 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,” commented Ekaterina Andreeva, commercial director for Volga-Dnepr Airlines.