Vietnam to build four coal-fired power plants

VIETNAM - The Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) said it would kick off construction of four coal-fired power plants with a combined capacity of 3800 MW this year.

The plants will include Nghi Son 1, Mong Duong 1, Duyen Hai 1 and Vinh Tan 2.

This year, the group also plans to put into operation nine power works with a total capacity of 2700 MW, including Pleikrong, Se San 4, Buon Kuop, Buon Tua Srah, Ba Ha and Ban Ve hydropower plants and Hai Phong 1, Quang Ninh 1 and O Mon 1 thermo-electric power plants.

The EVN said it will also focus on developing power grid projects to ensure energy security and improve the quality of power distribution.

To meet power demand which is forecast to increase by 14-15 per cent in 2010 over 2009, the group will strive to operate new power sources totaling 2300 MW, including the first turbine of the Son La Hydropower Plant, the Srepok 3 Hydropower Plant and the Quang Ninh 2 and Hai Phong 2 Thermal Power Plants.


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