Mekong Delta plant under National Planning for Electricity Development in the 2011-2020 Phase and Vision to 2030.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has proposed the Prime Minister add a new coal thermal power plant project in Can Giuoc district in the Mekong Delta’s Long An province to the National Planning for Electricity Development in the 2011-2020 Phase and Vision to 2030.
The project is being invested by the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) and the Vinakobalt Co. under the build-operate-transfer (BOT) form, with a capacity of 1,600 MW and investment capital of $3.17 billion.
If approved the project would use imported coal and traditional condenser technology and other modern technologies. It is expected to go into operation in 2022-2023.
Issues relating to the environmental impact of the project and environmental protection measures will be guided by and follow the regulations of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.
According to the National Planning for Electricity Development in the 2011-2020 Phase, after 2020 Long An province will have another thermal plant with a capacity of 1,200 MW in Can Duoc district. MoIT therefore proposes putting the two plants in the same thermal center in the province, with the aim of ensuring efficient investment while leveraging the infrastructure of the transmission grid.