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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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 is slated to be completed in December 2017, and the second in May 2018.[2][3]

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.[4][5][6] Construction is expected to be completed in 2019. According to Tata Power, Long Phu 2 would use coal imported from Indonesia or Australia which will be carried to Vietnam on large ships.[7]


  • Long Phú-1: Petrovietnam.[8]
  • 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.[8]
  • 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.[9]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: PetroVietnam Technical Services Corporation (Long Phú-1); Tata Power (Long Phú-2)
  • Parent company: PetroVietnam Group (Long Phú-1); Tata Group (Long Phú-2)
  • Location: Long Đức commune, Long Phú district, Sóc Trăng province, Vietnam[10]
  • Coordinates: 9.71985, 106.08257 (approximate)
  • Status: Development
  • 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: 2017/18 (Long Phú-1); 2019 (Long Phú-2)
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source: Long Phú-1 and 2: Australia and Indonesia[2][7]
  • Source of financing: Long Phú-1 - Petrovietnam; Long Phú-2 - Tata Group[4]

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. 4.0 4.1 Tata Power to Build $1.8B Coal Plants in Vietnam, Law360, Nov. 22, 2013.
  5. "Tata Power to develop 1,320 MW thermal power plant in Vietnam," Press Trust of India, November 20, 2013.
  6. "Tata Power to develop 1,320 MW thermal power plant in Vietnam," Press Trust of India, November 20, 2013.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Coal-run thermal power plant slated for Soc Trang province," Vietnam Net, November 18, 2014
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Indian firm to invest in Vietnam's $1.8-bln thermal power plant project," Thanh Nien News, June 08, 2013.
  9. Long Phu 3 Power Plant Project, PetroVietnam document, Sept. 2011.
  10. "Fichtner Projects," Spinwell Global website, accessed November 2013

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