Work starts on over US$192 million thermal power plant in Lang Son

Friday, 2015-10-16 16:33:12
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The groundbreaking ceremony for the Na Duong II thermal power plant in Lang Son province (Credit: VGP)
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NDO – Construction of the Na Duong II thermal power plant officially kicked off at a ceremony held in the northern province of Lang Son on October 16 by the Vietnam National Coal–Mineral Industries Group (Vinacomin)’s Power Holding Corporation.

Covering an area of 11 hectares in Toong Gia village, San Vien commune, Loc Binh district, the plant has a total investment of more than VND4.194 trillion (US$192 million).

Once completed in 2018, the thermal power plant will have a capacity of 110MW to generate 650 million kWh of electricity each year, contributing to ensuring high-quality power supply for Lang Son and other northern border provinces as well as national energy security.

Addressing the ceremony, Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang said that this is an important project for Vinacomin’s restructuring towards diversification of the use of coal and minerals, as well as for the development of national energy.

The Na Duong II thermal power plant is also expected to play an important role in the development of the national energy system to meet the high power demands of the national economy.

With Circulating Fluidized Bed Boiler (CFP) technology, the plant will utilise the low-quality coal resources with a high sulfur content from Na Duong coal mine to generate electricity.

The operation of Na Duong II thermal power plant will also create jobs for hundreds of local workers, contributing to improving the people’s lives as well as increasing the annual remittance to the State budget.