The plant, which has a total investment of VND43 trillion ($2 billion), is expected to be completed within four years.
On April 10, the developer of Song Hau 1 Coal-fired Power Plant, Vietnam Oil & Gas Group (PetroVietnam), signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract with Lilama Corporation to build its new plant. On the same day, Lilama Corporation also signed with South Korea’s Doosan Corporation a $780 million contract to supply equipment for the plant.
“We are committed to concentrating all resources to install and put the plant into operation on schedule, and ensuring quality and safety standards,” Lilama Corporation’s General Director Le Van Tuan said at the signing ceremony. “Song Hau 1 Coal-fired Power Plant is the thermal power plant with the largest localization ever in Vietnam.”
The project consists of two units with a capacity of 1,200 MW (2 x 600 MW). According to a PetroVietnam representative, coal used in the plant is expected to be imported from Australia and Indonesia.
The plant is located over an area of 115 hectares situated in the Phu Huu A industrial cluster of Chau Thanh district in Hau Giang Province. It is one of three plants in the Song Hau Power Complex, which has a total capacity of 5,200MW.
The power plant’s first unit is expected to go into operation in late 2018 after 48 months of construction and the second will be completed after 52 months.