Second turbine of Vung Ang 1 thermal power plant reaches design capacity

Friday, 2015-02-06 11:49:28
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The Vung Ang 1 thermal power plant in Ha Tinh
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NDO - The second turbine of Vung Ang 1 thermal power plant reached its maximum capacity of 600MW at 2:57 pm on February 5, according to the Vietnam Machine Installation Corporation (Lilama) - the main contractor of the plant.

The second turbine of Vung Ang 1 plant was connected to the national grid on November 10, 2014 for a trial run and operation achieved maximum capacity yesterday, meeting all technical specifications.

Lilama expects to hand over the second turbine to the National Oil and Gas Group (PVN), the investor of the Vung Ang 1 plant, for commercial operation in late March 2015 as scheduled.

Meanwhile, the first turbine of the plant was handed over to the PVN for commercial use on December 20, 2014.

Vung Ang 1 is a coal-fired power plant which boasts the largest capacity (600MWx2) in Vietnam operated by a local contractor under the EPC (Engineering-Procurement-Construction) contract.

The thermal power plant is a key national power project which will generate around 8 billion kWh of electricity each year.