Work commences on Quang Tri 1 thermal power plant

Friday, 2019-11-22 15:47:12
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The ground-breaking ceremony for the Quang Tri 1 thermal power plant (Photo: VOV)
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NDO - A ground-breaking ceremony was held on November 22 to kick off construction of the 1,320-megawatt Quang Tri 1 thermal power plant, located in the central province of Quang Tri.

The project is undertaken by Thailand’s EGAT International Company Limited under a build-operate-transfer contract.

Employing supercritical technology, the coal-fired plant will have two turbines, with a capacity of 660 megawatts each.

It is expected to generate 7,200 billion kWh of electricity and revenues of VND12.5 trillion (over US$538 million) per year.

With a total investment of VND55.093 trillion (US$2.37 billion), the Quang Tri 1 power plant is the largest project ever invested in Quang Tri province and is expected to transform the province into a power centre of central Vietnam.

On the occasion, the Quang Tri Economic Zone Management inaugurated a 23.5-kilometre road connecting the Quang Tri Southeastern Industrial Park with Cua Viet Port, which was constructed at a cost of VND700 billion (US$30.2 million).