Long Phu Power Centre

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Long Phú Power Centre is a 4,400-megawatt (MW) coal power plant complex currently under development in Sóc Trăng province, Vietnam.


The map below shows the location where the plant would be built, in Long Đức commune, Long Phú district, Sóc Trăng province.

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Long Phú-1

The first of the three power stations at the Long Phú Power Centre is Long Phú-1, a proposed "high efficiency" 1,200-MW coal-fired power station by Hanoi-based PetroVietnam Technical Services Corporation (PTSC), a subsidiary of energy provider PetroVietnam Group. The plant’s two units are planned to use supercritical boiler technology and scrubbers. Global engineering firm Black & Veatch won a contract to design and manage construction of the facility.[1]

In Dec. 2013, after three years of delays, a consortium of three companies — Russia's Power Machines, Slovakia's BTG Holding, and Vietnam's PetroVietnam Technical Services Corporation (a subsidiary of PetroVietnam Group) — signed an engineering & construction agreement with PetroVietnam for the construction of Long Phú-1. At the time, the cost was projected to be $1.39 billion. The first unit was slated to be completed in December 2017, and the second in May 2018.[2][3] In January 2015, PetroVietnam and the construction consortium signed another agreement, with completion now scheduled for 2019.[4] Site preparation work began in June 2015.[5]

Long Phú-2

In November 2013, Vietnam's Ministry of Industry and Trade approved a proposal by India's Tata Power, a subsidiary of the Tata Group, to build the second unit, the 1,200-MW Long Phú-2, at a cost of $1.8 billion. The plant would be Tata's first outside of India.[6][7][8] According to Tata Power, Long Phu 2 would use coal imported from Indonesia or Australia which will be carried to Vietnam on large ships.[9]

In October 2014, Tata agreed to construct the plant on an accelerated schedule, with completion now scheduled for 2019, rather than 2022 as previously planned.[10]

Long Phú-3

In March 2015, Tata Power began exploring the possibility of also building the two-unit, 2,000-MW Long Phú-3 coal-fired plant. Tata stated that it would choose a technological consultant for the project by May, and would also begin negotiating contracts with the provincial government.[11]

Coal Port

In May 2015, construction began on a $4 million port facility that will handle coal for the Long Phú coal plants.[12]


  • Long Phú-1: Petrovietnam.[13]
  • Long Phú-2: The Song Da Corporation was originally chosen to be the main investor in the Long Phu 2 project. In August 2012, Song Da Corp. requested permission to withdraw from the Long Phu 2 project citing economic difficulties.[13]
  • Long Phú-3: As of September 2011, PetroVietnam was searching for investors for Long Phú-3. This final phase would have a capacity of 2,000 MW and would cost an estimated $3 billion.[14]

Power Development Plan VII

According to the Revised Power Development Plan VII, the status of the project is as follows:[15]

  • Phase I - 2 x 600 MW - Construction - completed in 2018 and 2019
  • Phase II - 2 x 600 MW - "Planned with investor identified" (i.e. pre-permit development) - completed in 2021 and 2022
  • Phase III - 2 x 600 MW - "Planned with investor identified" (i.e. pre-permit development) - completed in 2021 and 2022

Project Details

  • Sponsor: PetroVietnam Technical Services Corporation (Long Phú-1); Tata Power (Long Phú-2 and Long Phú-3)
  • Parent company: PetroVietnam Group (Long Phú-1); Tata Group (Long Phú-2 and Long Phú-3)
  • Location: Long Đức commune, Long Phú district, Sóc Trăng province, Vietnam[16]
  • Coordinates: 9.71985, 106.08257 (exact)
  • Status: Construction (Long Phú-1); Pre-permit development (Long Phú-2); Pre-permit development (Long Phú-3)
  • Gross Capacity: 4,400 MW (1,200 MW Long Phú-1; 1,200 MW Long Phú-2; 2,000 MW Long Phú-3)
  • Type: Supercritical
  • Projected in service: Phase I: 2018 and 2019 (Long Phú-1 and Long Phú-2); Phase II Unit 1: 2021; Phase II Unit 2: 2022; Phase III Unit 1: 2021; Phase III Unit 2: 2022
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source: Long Phú-1 and 2: Australia and Indonesia[2][9]
  • Source of financing: Long Phú-1 - Petrovietnam; Long Phú-2 - Tata Group[6]

Articles and resources


  1. Jenny Marusiak , "Vietnam investing heavily in high-tech coal plants" Eco-Business, June 9, 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 PVN Signs Contract for New Power Station, Viêt Nam News, Dec. 28, 2013.
  3. EPC Contract Signed for Long Phu 1 Thermal Power Plant Construction, PetroVietnam press release, Dec. 27, 2013.
  4. Power Machines to build 1.2 GW TPP Long Phu 1 in Vietnam, AK&M News Service, 29 Jan. 2015.
  5. Thi công đóng cọc thử Nhà máy Nhiệt điện Long Phú 1, Petrovietnam press release, 1 July 2015.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Tata Power to Build $1.8B Coal Plants in Vietnam, Law360, Nov. 22, 2013.
  7. "Tata Power to develop 1,320 MW thermal power plant in Vietnam," Press Trust of India, November 20, 2013.
  8. "Tata Power to develop 1,320 MW thermal power plant in Vietnam," Press Trust of India, November 20, 2013.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Coal-run thermal power plant slated for Soc Trang province," Vietnam Net, November 18, 2014
  10. TATA Power to complete Vietnamese power plant in Long Phu in 2019, India Infoline, 28 Oct. 2014.
  11. Indian firm to build Mekong power plant, Viet Nam News, 30 Mar. 2015.
  12. Construction of port serving power plant begins in Soc Trang, Vietnam+, 4 May 2015.
  13. 13.0 13.1 "Indian firm to invest in Vietnam's $1.8-bln thermal power plant project," Thanh Nien News, June 08, 2013.
  14. Long Phu 3 Power Plant Project, PetroVietnam document, Sept. 2011.
  15. DANH MỤC CÁC DỰ ÁN NGUỒN ĐIỆN VÀO VẬN HÀNH GIAI ĐOẠN 2016 - 2030, Ban hành kèm theo Quyết định số 428/QĐ-TTg ngày 18 tháng 3 năm 2016 của Thủ tướng Chính phủ (LIST OF POWER PROJECT IN OPERATION PERIOD 2016 - 2030, Issued together with Decision No. 428 / QD - TTg of March 18, 2016 by the Prime Minister)
  16. "Fichtner Projects," Spinwell Global website, accessed November 2013

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