Vinh Tan 2 Thermo-power Plant Up and Running Next Year

Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 22:06 (GMT+7)
By Van Nam – The Saigon Times Daily

HCMC – Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has asked the Ministry of Finance to support Vietnam Electricity Group (EVN) in seeking capital for the Vinh Tan 2 thermo-power plant and related power grid works in order to put the first turbine of the plant into operation in December 2013.

Located in the south-central coastal province of Binh Thuan, Vinh Tan Power Center consists of four thermo-power plants with total output of 5,600 MW targeted as a key power supply center for the southern region in 2013-2020.

Work on the plant Vinh Tan 2 started in August 2010 with two turbines with total installed output of 1,244MW at a total cost of about VND23.48 trillion.

The first turbine of the Vinh Tan 2 is scheduled to be operational late next year while the second turbine will be put into service in June 2014.

The other factories of the power center are the Vinh Tan 1 and 3 under the format of build-operate-transfer (BOT) and the Vinh Tan 4. The Vinh Tan 1 scheme will be kicked off in 2014 and the construction of Vinh Tan 3 and 4 projects will be started in 2015.

All these plants apply traditional turbine technology with total coal consumption of about 8.8 million tons a year plus around 50,000 tons of fuel oil.

In his instruction, the Deputy Prime Minister also asked Vietnam Coal and Mineral Industries Group (TKV) to quickly initial an agreement with EVN to ensure coal supply for this power center.

According to a directive released from the Government Office last week, the Government had urged relevant agencies to hand over land to involved contractors in August to ensure the construction progress of the power plant under the management of EVN as project owner.

In this quarter, the Ministry of Industry and Trade will also complete the negotiation and signing of the BOT contract of the Vinh Tan 1 project with total investment capital of roughly US$1.9 billion.

TKV now is preparing for necessary documents and procedures in line with the contract with China Southern Group for the Vinh Tan 1 as well.

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