Mitsubishi, together with Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction of Korea, and Vietnamese partners Power Engineering Consulting and Pacific Corp, has won a contract from Vietnam Electricity (EVN) to build a 1,200MW coal-fired thermal power plant in Vietnam.
Spanning across 70.2ha of land, the Vinh Tan 4 thermal power plant will feature two600MW-units at the plant using the conventional steam turbine technology with supercritical parameters.
The developers are expected to begin construction on the plant in the first quarter of 2014 with completion of the first unit expected in 2017 and the second unit in 2018.
Located in Vinh Tan Commune, Tuy Phong District, Binh Thuan Province, the project calls for the construction and installation of main and auxiliary buildings and facilities in addition to other preparation activities at various phases of the project such as site clearance, compensation, resettlement and land leveling.
The plant will include turbine houses, boiler houses, cooling water intake and discharge systems, water, electricity supply system, coal port, ash yard and a corridor of separating greenery.
The project will be equipped with the ultra super-critical, single reheated boiler using pulverised fuel and a turbine generator using supercritical parameter, one-time intermediate reheat, single shaft, three or four-cylinders, two or four-exhaust condensing steam turbine.
Korea Eximbank, Korea Trade Insurance Corp and Japan Bank for International Cooperation will finance around 85% of the total cost of the project, while EVN will finance the remainder.
Vietnam is likely to see an annual increase of more than 10% of electricity demand in the coming years because of rising population and economic growth, creating an urgent need for the development of power generation infrastructure.
Image: Image of completed facility (including Vinh Tan I, II and III). Photo: courtesy of Mitsubishi.