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Uong Bi power station

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Uông Bí power station is a 735-megawatt (MW) coal plant in Quảng Ninh province, Vietnam.

Location

The undated satellite photo below shows the plant, which is in Uông Bí township, Quảng Ninh province.

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Background

The two units Uông Bí-1 coal power plant are 50 MW and 55 MW and were commissioned in 1975 and 1976, according to GreenID.[1]. According to Global Energy Observatory the sizes are 2 x 55 MW and the commissioning date was 1978.[2]

Retirement

The first two units are scheduled for retirement in 2021.

Description of Expansion

Vietnam's 2000-2010 national energy plan called for a two-stage expansion to Uông Bí, with a first 300-MW coal-fired unit to be completed in 2005, and a second 300-MW unit in 2008.[3] According to GreenID, the units were commissioned in 2007 and 2013 respectively.[1]

In 2001, Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) began work on the first 300-MW, $305 million unit of Uông Bí-2, signing a construction contract with Vietnam Machinery Installation Corp.[4] The first unit was completed in December 2006, but suffered from a breakdown soon thereafter; after repairs, the unit went back online in May 2009.[2][5]

In May 2008, EVN broke ground on the second unit of Uông Bí-2, upgraded to 330 MW, with Chengda Engineering serving as general contractor; the completion date was projected for June 2011.[6][7] Archival photography on Google Earth shows that Unit 8 was completed in 2014.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Electricity of Vietnam
  • Parent company:
  • Location: Uông Bí township, Quảng Ninh province, Vietnam
  • Coordinates: 21.03906, 106.78555 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross Capacity: 735 MW (Units 5: 50 MW; Unit 6: 55 MW; Unit 7: 300 MW; Unit 8: 330 MW)
  • Type:
  • Projected in service: Unit 7: 2007; Unit 8: 2014
  • Coal Type: Anthracite
  • Coal Source: Quảng Ninh province
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 GreenID, June 2017
  2. 2.0 2.1 Uong Bi Coal Power Plant Vietnam, Global Energy Observatory website, accessed Jan. 2014.
  3. International Business Publications. Doing Business and Investing in Vietnam Guide: Vol. 1: Strategic and Practical Information. Washington: Global Investment Center, 2013 (updated), pp 209-10.
  4. EVN Invests $305m to Expand Power Plant, China Promotion Ltd website, Oct. 8, 2001.
  5. Uong Bi Thermal Power Plant Goes Online, Sai Gon Giai Phong, May 22, 2009.
  6. Project News: Phase II Expansion Project of 1*330 MW Thermal Power Plant, Uong Bi Vietnam, Chengda Engineering website, accessed Jan. 2014.
  7. Uong Bi Thermoelectric Plan Expanded, Vietmaz, May 24, 2008.

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