Coal-Fired Power Plants in Vietnam
An Khan-I
Location: Thai Nguyen
Operator: An Khanh Thermoelectric Power JSC
Configuration: 2 X 57.5 MW
Operation: 2015
Fuel: anthracite
Boiler supplier: Harbin
T/G supplier: ??
EPC: Harbin Power Engineering, Lilama-3 JSC, Lilama-3 JSC
Quick facts: In Jan 2010, the People’s Committee of Thai Nguyen province and the An Khanh Thermoelectric Power JSC started construction of the An Khanh-I TPP. This has a 30ha site in An Khanh commune, Dai Tu district, and the project will cost about VND 3.2tn. Design fuel for the CFB boilers is poor quality coal from the Khanh Hoa coal mine with total coal burn expected to be 420,000 tpy. This was the largst capital project ever in the province and was initially expected online in 2012. Funding is from the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam and Bank of China. In Sep 2011, the province issued an investment certificate for An Khann-II, to comprise two 150-MW sets. These will cost about VND 10tn.

Photograph courtesy of PECC No 1
Posted 30 Nov 2014

Cao Ngan
Location: Thai Nguyen
Operator: Vietnam Coal and Mineral Industries Group
Configuration: 2 X 50 MW
Operation: 2006
Fuel: anthracite
Boiler supplier: Alstom
T/G supplier: Harbin
EPC: Northeast Electric Power Design Institute, Harbin, Lilama, Vinaincom, PECC No 1
Quick facts: In May 2002, Harbin Power Engineering won the contract for this IPP on the Cau River in Thai Nguyen province 80km north of Hanoi. China Export-Import Bank provided a $85.5mn soft loan for the $123mn project. Anthracite is supplied from the Khanh Hoa and Nui Hong mines and transported by rail to a stockpile at Quan Trieu station and from there to the plant by conveyor where it is burned in CFB boilers. Construction started in Nov 2002 and Unit-1 was connected in Feb 2006, a little behind schedule.

Photograph courtesy of Lilsaker (wikipedia)
Re-posted 5 Feb 2014

Cam Pha
Location: Quang Ninh
Operator: Cam Pha Thermo Power JSC
Configuration: 2 X 340 MW
Operation: 2011
Fuel: anthracite, culm
Boiler supplier: FW
T/G supplier: Harbin
EPC: Northeast Electric Power Design Institute, Harbin International Power Engineering Co, Fichtner, Vietnam Power Engineering Consulting Co No 1
Quick facts: In Mar 2006, the EPC contract for this plant was signed and construction began the following month. The design uses two CFB boilers per T/G set. The plant was handed over on 15 Sep 2011. The total investment was VND 10,635bn. The operating company is 51%-owned by Vietnam National Corp-Mineral Industries Holding Corp (Vinacomin). China ExIm Bank supplied loans for 85% of the EPC contract value. The project was considerably delayed from its initial planned start-up in 2002/03.

Photograph courtesy of Vinacomin
Posted 22 Jul 2012

Duyen Hai-1
Location: Tra Vinh
Operator: EVN GENCO No 1
Configuration: 2 X 623 MW
Operation: 2015
Fuel: anthracite
Boiler supplier: Dongfang
T/G supplier: Dongfang
EPC: Dongfang, Guangdong Electric Power Design Institute, Sichuan No 3 Electric Power Construction Co
Quick facts:In Mar 2010, EVN signed the main BTG equipment contract and EPC contract for the Duyen Hai-1 TPP with Dongfang Electric. The deal was worth about $1.4bn. Ground-breaking was in September 2010 and Unit-1 was synchornized on 31 Jan 2015 to schedule. The total capex is estimated at $1.57bn and China Ex-Im Bank provided about 85% of the capital requirement. The EPC contractors include Dongfang, Guangdong Electric Power Design Institute, and Sichuan No 3 Electric Power Construction Co. Production by Duyen Hai-1 is expected to be about 7 TWh/yr.The 50ha site in Duyen Hai district, province, will eventually be built out with two similarly-size power plants. A series of 220kV lines will link to the grid.

Photograph courtesy of travinh.gov.vn
Posted 19 Mar 2016

Hai Phong-II
Location: Hai Phong
Operator: Hai Phong Thermal Power JSC
Configuration: 4 X 300 MW
Operation: 2011-2014
Fuel: anthracite
Boiler supplier: Dongfang
T/G supplier: Fuji
EPC: Marubeni, Dongfang, Guangxi Power Construction
Quick facts: In Oct 2002, EVN set-up Hai Phong Thermal Power JSC to develop the 600-MW Hai Phong-II Phase 1 plant in Tam Hung commune, Thuy Nguyen district. The development company is owned by EVN (77.5%), Vinacoal (10%), Lilama (5%), Vinaconex (5%), and BAOVIET (2.5%). In Mar 2005, four state-owned banks and BAOVIET, formerly Vietnam Insurance Co, agreed $125.3mn in loans for Hai Phong II. The banks included Agribank, BIDV, the lead loan coordinator, Incombank, and Vietcombank. JBIC is making a $66mn loan for the plant and Export-Import Bank of China is also assisting with the financing. In Nov 2006, Marubeni and Dongfang were jointly awarded a turnkey EPC contract worth $507mn, part of a total investment expected to be $650mn. ESBI was owner's engineer. Anthracite is supplied from the Quang Ninh mine and annual power production will be about 3.6 TWh. The second phase started construction in Oct 2007, but was delayed by contractual and financial issues Unit-3 was synchronized in Aug 2013 and Unit-4 in Feb 2014. They went commercial on 30 Jan 2014 and 27 App\r 2014, respectively.

Photograph courtesy of EVN Genco No 3
Re-posted 10 Oct 2015

Mao Khe
Location: Quang Ninh
Operator: Vinacomin
Configuration: 2 X 220 MW
Operation: 2012
Fuel: anthracite
Boiler supplier: FW
T/G supplier: Dongfang, Shanghai
EPC: WUhan Kaidi, Guangdong Thermal Power Constr
Quick facts: In Mar 2009, Vinacomin awarded Wuhan Kaidi the EPC contract for this minemouth CFB project on a 72ha site in Dong Trieu district. The two units were completed in Oct and Dec 2012, respectively under the $429.5mn EPC contract. Production is about 2,600 GWh/yr.

Photograph courtesy of Vinacomin
Posted 12 Nov 2014

Mong Duong-1
Location: Quang Ninh
Operator: EVN Genco No 3
Configuration: 2 X 540 MW
Operation: 2015
Fuel: anthracite
Boiler supplier: FW
T/G supplier: Doosan
EPC: Hyundai, Lilama, PECC No 1
Quick facts: In Oct 2011, EVN began construction on the $1.7bn Mong Duong-1 TPP in Cam Pha, Qung Ninh province. In Jan 2012, Foster Wheeler was awarded a contract for four, 250-MW-class, anthracite-fired CFB boilers for the project and these will drive a pair of 540-MW turbosets. Hyundai was awarded a $1.27bn EPC contract for the plant. Mong Duong-1 Unit-1 was synchronized in Jan 2015 and the plant should supply about 5.8 TWh/yr to the 500kV grid. The total cost was about $1.7bn

Photograph courtesy of EVN Genco No 3
Posted 10 Oct 2015

Mong Duong-2
Location: Quang Ninh
Operator: AES-VCM Mong Duong Power Co Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 621 MW
Operation: 2015
Fuel: anthracite
Boiler supplier: Doosan
T/G supplier: Doosan
EPC: Doosan, Doosan Power Systems India, Hyundai
Quick facts: In Feb 2006, Vinacomin and AES Corp announced plans to build the 1,200-MW Mong Duong-2 power plant to complement EVN's Mong Duong-I project. Mong Duong-II Unit-1 was synchronized on 17 Jun 2014 and went commercial on 4 Mar 2015, somewhat ahead of schedule. Mong Duong-II cost about $2.1bn and was built under a 25yr BOT agreement. Peak constructon employment was about 7,000. AES-VCM Mong Duong Power is owned by affiliates of AES Corp, Posco Energy, and China Investment Corp.

Photograph courtesy of AES Corp
Re-posted 13 May 2015

Nghi Son-1
Location: Thanh Hoa
Operator: EVN Genco No 3
Configuration: 2 X 330 MW
Operation: 2014
Fuel: anthracite
Boiler supplier: FW
T/G supplier: Fuji
EPC: Marubeni, PECC No 3, Jurong Engineering, Construction Corp No 1, Lisemco 2 JSC
Quick facts: In March 2011, EVN unit Cong Thanh Thermal Power JSC began construction on the Nghi Son-1 TPP at Industrial Park No 2, Nghi Son Economic Zone. The arch-fired boilers are designed to use anthracite from the Hon Gai and Cam Pha mines in Quang Ninh province. The VND 13tn plant is is expected to generate about 3.6 TWh/yr. The stacks are 207m tall.

Photograph courtesy of icon.com.vn
Posted 12 Nov 2014

Ninh Binh
Location: Ninh Binh
Operator: EVN Genco No 3
Configuration: 4 X 55 MW
Operation: 1974-1976
Fuel: anthracite
Boiler supplier: ??
T/G supplier: ??
EPC: Vinaconex, Lilama
Quick facts: This TPP was built with Chinese generating equipment not far from Ninh Binh city. The first unit commissioned on 19 May 1974 and the final unit on 8 Mar 1976.

Photograph courtesy of EVN Genco No 3
Posted 10 Oct 2015

Nong Son
Location: Quang Nam
Operator: Vinacoal
Configuration: 1 X 30 MW
Operation: 2014
Fuel: anthracite
Boiler supplier: Wuxi
T/G supplier: ??
EPC: China National Heavy Machinery Corp, Wuxi Huaguang Boiler Co, PECC No 3
Quick facts: In Nov 2004, Vinacoal received the go-ahead for this CFB minemouth TPP in Que Son district, Quang Nam province. The province is an investor in the scheme, which was to be the first thermal power plant in the province. Construction started in Apr 2006, and, in Mar 2008, Vinacomin awarded China National Heavy Machinery Corp an EPC contract for the scheme. The VND 529bn project was then expected to complete in Apr 2010, but work stopped in April 2012 at about 55% completion following commercial disputes and the contractor’s Chinese workers then left the country. Although the parties met to discuss the matter in September 2012, no substantive result was announced. The EPC work was subsequently taken over by boiler supplier Wuxi Huaguang Boiler Co and the project finished up in 2014. Fuel burn is expected to be about 100,000 tpy of coal with production of about 158 GWh/yr for the grid.

Photograph courtesy of taophunghoiquan.blogspot.com
Posted 30 Nov 2014

Pha Lai-2
Location: Hai Duong
Operator: Electricity of Vietnam
Configuration: 2 X 300 MW
Operation: 2001
Fuel: anthracite
Boiler supplier: Mitsui Babcock
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Pacific Power, Electric Power Development Corp, TransGrid, Sumitomo, Stone & Webster, Hyundai
Quick facts: Originally planned as a BOT plant, Pha Lai-2 was eventually built as an EVN project per a $560mn EPC award in Mar 1998. The site is 65km northeast of Hanoi in Hai Duong province. OECF provided funding support. The local anthracite coal is a difficult fuel with an ash content of 27-33% and an average volatile matter content of less than 5%. Despite the fuel's low-sulfur content (0.5-0.7%), the plant has an FGD system from Marsulex removing 90% of the SO2 from 85% of the flue gas. Construction started in Jun 1998 and the first 300-MW unit went online ahead of schedule in Oct 2001, followed by the second unit in Dec. Total investment is about $640mn.

Photograph courtesy of Mitsui Babcock
Posted 29 Jun 2002

Quang Ninh
Location: Quang Ninh
Operator: Quanh Ninh Thermal Power Co
Configuration: 4 X 300 MW
Operation: 2010-2012
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: Shanghai
T/G supplier: Shanghai
EPC: Shanghai Electric Group, China Sinogy Electric Engineering Co, PECC No 1
Quick facts: Quanh Ninh TPC is jointly invested by EVN, VINACOAL, and VINACONEX. The site is Hakan Ward, Halong City, Quanh Ninh Province. The total investment for both 600-MW phases will be VND 9,165bn. Phase-II has slipped about 2yrs from the original schedule. The stacks are 200m tall.

Photograph courtesy of China Sinogy Electric Engineering Co
Posted 1 Oct 2011

Thai Binh-2
Location: Thai Binh
Operator: Petrovietnam Power Corp
Configuration: 2 X 600 MW
Operation: 2017-2018
Fuel: anthracite
Boiler supplier: Babcock & Wilcox Beijing
T/G supplier: Toshiba
EPC: Daelim, PetroVeitnam Construction JSC
Quick facts: In Mar 2011, PV Power awarded PetroVietnam Construction the lead EPC contract for the Thai Binh-II coal-fired power project. This TPP has a 115ha site on the lower Tra Ly River in Thai Thuy distric. In August 2012, BWBC was awarded a USD 300mn + contract for the supercritical downshot boilers and plus two wet FGD systems. In May 2013, Toshiba Corp, Sojitz Corp, and Daelim were awarded USD 830mn equipment and E&C contracts. Zhejiang Tiandi Environmental Protection Engineering Co Ltd supplied the FGDs. The total cost is expected to be VND 26.5tn, of which JICA provided some 85% through ODA funds and EVN supplied the balance. Photo dates to Mar 2016.

Photograph courtesy of www.moit.gov.vn
Posted 31 May 2017

Uong Bi-7
Location: Quang Ninh
Operator: Uong Bi Thermal Power Co
Configuration: 1 X 300 MW
Operation: 2007
Fuel: anthracite
Boiler supplier: Taganrog
T/G supplier: LMZ, Electrosila
EPC: Ekono, Lilama, Zagranenergostroymontazh
Quick facts: In May 2002, initial construction work got underway on this extension to the Uong Bi power station 150km east of Hanoi in Quang Ninh province. In Jul 2002, Electrowatt-Ekono was awarded a €11.2mn contract for project management and initial engineering and in May 2003, Lilama was awarded a $267mn EPC contract for the project. In June 2003, Power Machines Group received an $83mn order for the main generating equipment and, in Dec 2003, Kawasaki received a ¥2bn order for a wet limestone FGD scrubber for the new unit. JBIC supplied some of the funding for the $305mn project, which went commercial on 18 Dec 2006. Some 800,000 tpy of anthracite from the Vang Danh mine is expected to be used to produce 1.8 TWh/yr.

Photograph courtesy of Zagranenergostroymontazh
Posted 10 Oct 2007

 
Vinh Tan-2
Location: Binh Thuan
Operator: EVN Genco No 3
Configuration: 2 X 622 MW
Operation: 2014
Fuel: anthracite
Boiler supplier: Shanghai
T/G supplier: Shanghai
EPC: Shanghai, Hubei No 2 Thermal Power Construction Co
Quick facts: In Aug 2010, EVN began construction on this first phase of an extra-large power generation complex located on Vietnam’s south coast some 250km from Ho Chi Minh City and expected to eventually total 4,400 MW. EVN signed a VND 23tn EPC contract with Shanghai Electric for a pair of supercritical units firing anthracite from Quang Ninh province. ABB supplied the automation and control system. The Vinh Tan port project in Tuy Phong was built in parallel with Vinh Tan-2 to facilitate coal deliveries for all four plants proposed for the complex, a total of some 5,600 MW of capacity. Vinh Tan-2 No 1 commissioned on 21 Jan 2014 to schedule.

Photograph courtesy of EVN
Posted 5 Nov 2014

Vung Ang-1
Location: Ha Tinh
Operator: Petrovietnam Power Corp
Configuration: 2 X 600 MW
Operation: 2014-2015
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: BWBC
T/G supplier: Toshiba
EPC: Worley, Lilama, Song Da, Zhejiang Electric Power Const
Quick facts: In Dec 2006, construction got underway at what was then Vietnam’s largest thermal-power plant, the $1.25bn, 1,200-MW Vung Ang-I in Ky Anh district. The TPP is expected to produce 7.2 TWh/yr. The 216ha site is in the Vung Ang Economic Zone and close to the Vung Ang deepwater port. The irst unit went commercial on 20 Dec 2014 and Unit-2 reached full load on 5 Feb 2015.

Photograph courtesy of Petrovietnam
Posted 12 Nov 2014

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 28-Jun-2017

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