|Tata Power Managing Director, Anil Sardana.— Photo Thehindubusinessline.com
NEW DELHI (VNS) – Private power firm Tata Power said it is looking for a local partner in Viet Nam for the proposed 1,320 MW project in the Southeast Asian country.
"We are looking for a local partner in Viet Nam, we would like to keep 80 per cent of the equity in the project," Tata Power Managing Director Anil Sardana said here.
The company has signed an agreement with the Vietnamese government for setting up the thermal power plant in the country. The pact was signed during the meeting of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and General Secretary of the Communist Party of Viet Nam Nguyen Phu Trong on Wednesday.
The project, consisting of two units of 660 MW each.
The company bagged the Long Phu 2 power project earlier this year.
The thermal power plant, which will be based on imported coal, is likely to be commissioned by 2019-20, Sardana said.
The project will be designed, engineered, procured, contracted, constructed, owned, operated and maintained through a BOT company owned by Tata Power and additional investors, with Tata Power as the lead member and will reach commercial operation in accordance with agreements with the Viet Nam side.
Tata Power generates about 8,521 MW of power from energy sources like thermal (coal, gas, oil), hydroelectric, solar, wind and geothermal energy. It has generation capacities in the states of Jharkhand, West Bengal, Gujarat, and Karnataka.— Thehindubusinessline.com