Vinh Tan power station

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Vĩnh Tân power station is a proposed 5,600-megawatt (MW) coal power plant complex in Bình Thuận province, Vietnam.


The map below shows the location where the plant is being built in Vĩnh Tân commune, Tuy Phong district.

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The Vĩnh Tân power station complex is made up of four separate plants.

In July 2007, a consortium of Vinacomin and China Southern Power Grid Company received financing from the Asian Development Bank to build the two-unit, 1,200-MW, $2 billion Vĩnh Tân-1. Vinacomin signed a deal with two Indonesian coal mining companies in July 2008.[1] In December 2012, the consortium -- now also joined by the China Power Investment Corporation -- finally signed an deal with the Vietnamese government for the plant's construction; the plant is scheduled to come online in 2018.[2][3]

In October 2009, Electricity of Vietnam signed a construction contract with Shanghai Electric Group for the construction of the two-unit, 1,245-MW, $1.3 billion Vĩnh Tân-2.[4] Construction work began in August 2010.[5] The first unit of the plant came online in January 2014, and the second is expected to come online in June 2014.[6][7]

In October 2008, OneEnergy, a partnership of China's CLP Group and Japan's Mitsubishi Corporation, announced that it would be partnering with Electricity of Vietnam to build the three-unit, 1,980-MW, $1.1 billion Vĩnh Tân-3, planning on beginning construction in 2010.[8] In October 2013, the consortium signed a construction agreement with the Harbin Power Equipment Company; construction would begin in 2014, and the plant would go online in 2018.[9]

In December 2013, Electricity of Vietnam signed a construction agreement with the Mitsubishi Corporation and Doosan Heavy Industries (a subsidiary of the Doosan Group) to build the two-unit, 1,200-MW, $1.4 billion Vĩnh Tân-4. Construction is slated to begin in early 2014, and the plant would come online in 2017-18.[10][11] (A February 2014 news story about Doosan Heavy Industries signing an order for the project referred to the plant as costing US$1.5 billion. [12])

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