Japanese giant to provide steam turbines and generators.
Japan’s Toshiba Corporation will supply steam turbines and generators (STGs) for the expansion of the Vinh Tan 4 coal-fired thermal power plant in south-central Binh Thuan province being completed by Electricity of Vietnam (EVN).
Toshiba will supply STGs that generate steam at a pressure of over 240 bars with a reheat steam temperature of 593°C.
They are considerably more efficient than the STGs now in wide use in Vietnam.
Toshiba will begin delivering the STGs in January 2018, with commissioning scheduled for 2019.
It received the order to supply the STGs from Japan’s Mitsubishi Corporation and South Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co., who are members of the consortium awarded the engineering, procurement and construction contract for the EVN project.
Toshiba earlier won a contract to provide STGs for Units 1 and 2 of Vinh Tan 4, which now under construction, in April 2014 and started delivery in December 2015.
Strong economic growth is straining Vietnam’s power generating capacity, with southern Vietnam particularly susceptible to shortages. The government is responding with expansion plans to boost electricity supply.
Toshiba will reinforce its thermal power plant business, a source of steady income, by globally providing high-efficiency power generation equipment. It will look to contribute both to the realization of a low-carbon society and to stable electricity supply.
It has already supplied STGs for the Vung Ang 1 Thermal Power Plant and the Thai Binh 2 Thermal Power Plant.