Thai Binh (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on February 14
cut the ribbon to inaugurate the Thai Binh Thermal Power Plant in the northern
province’s Thai Thuy district.
Hailing the plant as
one of the leading in Vietnam, PM Phuc said that the inauguration of the
project is the outcome of the coordination between the Vietnam Electricity
(EVN), a Japanese contractor and supervision and construction units from
Germany, the US and Vietnam.
In the time to come, the
EVN should focus all resources on ensuring enough electricity for
socio-economic development and people’s daily life, he stressed, asking the
investor to apply advanced technology to ensure safe operation, and intensify
supervision over the supply of coal and the treatment of cinders.
Work on the plant,
located in My Loc commune, Thai Thuy district, began in February 2015. It costs
a total of over 26.5 trillion VND (1.27 billion USD), of which 85 percent comes
from the official development assistance (ODA) of the Japan International
Cooperation Agency and the rest is funded by the EVN.
EVN Chairman Duong
Quang Thanh said that the plant’s two generator complexes with a combined
capacity of 600 MW have been put into commercial operation since April 2018. To
date, the plant has generated more than 3 billion kWh of electricity.
The plant is expected
to contribute 3.6-3.9 billion kWh of electricity to the national grid each