MHPS wins T-G order for Vietnam’s Nghi Son 2 coal plant19 September 2018
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) has received an order for two power generation trains (each consisting of a high efficiency steam turbine and a generator) for the Nghi Son 2 coal fired power plant project in Thanh Hoa province, Northern Vietnam. The project is being implemented by a special-purpose company jointly financed by and under the leadership of Marubeni Corporation and Korea Electric Power Company (KEPCO).
The new plant will have a total generating capacity of 1330 MWe and is due to start operation in 2022.
Nghi Son 2 is being built in the Nghi Son economic zone, about 200 km south of Hanoi. MHPS received the new order through Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction, which has been subcontracted by the special purpose company to carry out engineering and procurement.
Under Vietnam’s Revised Power Development Plan VII (PDP 7), announced by the government in 2016, the country is planning to build new coal fuelled power plants with a total capacity of approximately 55 GW between 2016 and 2030. PDP 7 calls for infrastructure facilities of outstanding quality and environmental credentials, with a focus on high-efficiency fossil fuelled power plants.