16/06/2017 09:16 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Big thermal power plant to be built in Ba Ria-Vung Tau

Hanoi, June 15 (VNA) - The General Electric Corporation 3 under the Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) Group plans to invest in building Long Son thermal power plant with a total capital of 4.39 billion USD in southern Ba Ria–Vung Tau province. 

The plant is designed to reduce the power shortage and improve the power supply in the southern region in the period between 2020 and 2030, and the following years. 

The plant is planned to be built in Long Son commune, Vung Tau city with an area of 132ha and a capacity of 3,600MW. 

A port of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) with a capacity of 3.5 million tonnes per year and three turbine manufacturers with a capacity of 2x600MW will be built in the period from 2019 to 2025. 

Long Son thermal power plant is expected to provide 21 billion kWh of electricity per year to the national power grid and contribute about 4.1 trillion VND (181 million USD) per year to the national budget when operational.