plant project signs on consultant
HA NOI — Viet Nam’s
Power Engineering Consulting Joint Stock Co (PECC2) signed a contract worth
US$1.8 million in Ha Noi yesterday to provide consultancy services to Malaysia’s
Janakuasa Sdn Bhd related to the Duyen Hai 2 coal-fired power plant project in
the southern province of Tra Vinh.
"As one the foremost
consulting agencies, with a proven track record, we are highly confident in the
PECC2’s capabilities to fully undertake all preparatory work for the
construction of Duyen Hai 2," said Janakuasa President and CEO Ti Chee
Duyen Hai 2 is a
second-phase project of the Duyen Hai Power Generation Complex, located in Duyen
Hai District. Janakuasa will develop two 600MW units to come on line in 2014-15.
Construction of the first
600MW power plant will begin in 2011, with Janakuasa investing about $1.5
billion and taking 100-per-cent ownership and operating responsibility for the
plant. Upon completion, Duyen Hai 2 would become one of the laregst coal-fired
power plants in the country, supplying 7,200 - 7,800GWh annually to the national
Phase one has included the
Duyen Hai 1 2x500MW thermal power plant project and infrastructure for the Duyen
Hai Power Generation Complex, including a coal jetty.
The Duyen Hai 2 plant was
expected to consume about 3.5 million tonnes of coal per year, said Ti.
The project was part of
the Vietnamese Government’s power development master plan, he added. Demand
for electricy in Viet Nam was expected to grow at a brisk pace of about 17-22
per cent annually during 2006-15. — VNS