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Gov’t green lights $2.5b thermal plant

Update: May, 11/2017 - 17:40

HÀ NỘI — POSCO Energy Co has been received in-principal approval from the Government to develop a thermal power plant that will cost approximately US$2.5 billion in central Nghệ An Province.

Quỳnh Lập II thermal power plant will be built using the Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) method in Đông Hồi Industrial Zone, Hoàng Mai Commune. It will produce an annual power capacity of 1,200 megawatts (MW), with two reactors, baodautu.vn reports.

The State has asked the Ministry of Industry and Trade to work with Posco Energy on the plant’s development, with top priority given to avoiding environmental pollution.

The energy arm of South Korea’s steel giant Posco completed construction and started operations of Mông Dương II coal-fired thermal power plant in Quảng Ninh Province in October 2015. — VNS

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