EVN to start Vinh Tan 2 Plant
Vietnam Electricity Group (EVN) said it would be putting into operation the second generator of Vinh Tan 2 thermal power plant and the first generator of Song Bung 4 hydropower project this month to supply an additional 700MW for the national grid.
Besides new generators put in place, EVN will make the most of operational hydropower, and coal- and gas-fired power plants in September to ensure power supply for southern Vietnam.
Earlier this year, the first generator of Vinh Tan 2 Thermal Power Plant in Binh Thuan Province came online to provide 622MW for the national grid. EVN started work on Song Bung 4 hydropower project with two generators having a combined generation capacity of 156MW in June 2010.
EVN plans to sign an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the extended Duyen Hai 3 Thermal Power Plant this month. This US$870-million project has an initial capacity of 600MW and is scheduled to generate electricity from 2019.
Duyen Hai 3 is one of the three power projects located at the Duyen Hai-Tra Vinh Power Center with a combined generation capacity of 4,200 MW. The other projects are Duyen Hai 1 and Duyen Hai 2 with each having a generation capacity of 1,200 MW.