Power plant project signs on consultant

Update: January, 07/2009 - 00:00

Power 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 Liang.

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 power grid.

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