Hai Phong Thermal Power Station

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Hải Phòng Thermal Power Station is a 1,200-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Hải Phòng province, Vietnam.


The undated satellite photo below shows the two units of Hai Phong-1 to the north and the two units of Hai Phone-2 to the south, in Tam Hưng commune, Thủy Nguyên district, Hải Phòng province.

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Hải Phòng-1

In 2002, Electricity of Vietnam set up Hai Phong Thermal Power Joint Stock Company (of which it is the majority owner) to construct the Hải Phòng plant.[1]

In July 2005, Japan's Marubeni Corporation and China's Dongfang Electric Corporation were awarded the construction contract for Hải Phòng 1, a two-unit, 600-MW coal power plant in Hải Phòng province, near the city of Hải Phòng.[2]

Unit 1 came online in July 2011, and Unit 2 in November 2011.[3]

Hải Phòng-2

In Nov. 2006, Hai Phong Thermal Power JSC signed a contract, again with Marubeni Corporation and Dongfang Electric Corporation, to build a second two-unit, 600-MW coal power plant, Hải Phòng-2, at the same location.[4]

The first 300-MW unit of Hải Phòng 2 started operating in Aug. 2013, and the second in February 2014. The cost of the entire project was $1.2 billion.[5][3] Loans were provided by the Export-Import Bank of China and the Japan Bank for International Co-operation.[6]

Hải Phòng-3

Vietnam's 2011-20 National Master Plan for Power Development, approved in July 2011, lists a four-unit, 2,400-MW Hai Phong-3, to be built by Vinacomin. Unit 1 would come online in 2021, Unit 2 in 2022, and Units 3 & 4 in 2025.[7][8]

In March 2016, after meeting with Vietnam government officials, Thai company Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding (RATCH) said that it was interested in joining Vinacomin in the project.[9]

Hai Phong-3 Units 1-2 delayed, units 3-4 cancelled

According to the Revised Power Development Plan VII (2016), the status of the Hải Phòng-3 project is as follows:[10]

  • Hải Phòng-3 Unit 1 - delayed until 2025 (status: "Planned with investor identified," i.e. pre-permit development)
  • Hải Phòng-3 Unit 2 - delayed until 2026 (status: "Planned with investor identified," i.e. pre-permit development)
  • Hải Phòng-3 Units 3 and 4 - cancelled

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Hai Phong Thermal Power Joint Stock Company (Phases I & II); Vietnam Coal-Mineral Industry (Phase III)
  • Parent company: Electricity of Vietnam (Phases I & II); Vinacomin (Phase III)
  • Location: Tam Hưng commune, Thủy Nguyên district, Hải Phòng province, Vietnam
  • Coordinates: Hai Phong-1: 20.9427817, 106.7578707 (exact); Hai Phong-2: 20.9397669, 106.7549156 (exact)
  • Status: Phases I & II: Operating; Phase III, Units 1 and 2: Pre-permit development; Phase III, Units 3 and 4: Cancelled
  • Gross Capacity: 3,600 MW
    • Phase I, Units 1 & 2: 600 MW (2 x 300 MW)
    • Phase II, Units 3 & 4: 600 MW (2 x 300 MW)
    • Phase III, Units 1-4: 2400 MW (4 x 600 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical (Phases I & II)
  • Projected in service:
    • Phase I, Unit 1: July 2011
    • Phase I, Unit 2: Nov. 2011
    • Phase II, Unit 3: Aug. 2013
    • Phase II, Unit 4: Feb. 2014
    • Phase III, Unit 1: 2025
    • Phase III, Unit 2: 2026
    • Phase III, Units 3 & 4: cancelled
  • Coal Type: Anthracite
  • Coal Source: Quang Ninh mine, Vietnam[1]
  • Source of financing: Export-Import Bank of China and the Japan Bank for International Co-operation (Hải Phòng-2)

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Coal-Fired Power Plants in Thailand & Vietnam, Power Plants Around the World website, accessed Jan. 2014.
  2. Marubeni Jointly Awarded Large Vietnamese Coal-Fired Thermal Power Plant with Giant Chinese Manufacturer of Heavy Machinery, Marubeni Corporation website, July 20, 2005.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Generating Unit 4 under Haiphong Thermal Power Plant connected to national grid, Talk Vietnam, 4 Mar. 2014.
  4. Hai Phong Power Plant Deal Signed, Viêt Nam News, Nov. 17, 2006.
  5. Hai Phong Thermal Power Heats Up, talkvietnam, Sept. 20, 2013.
  6. "Sharing the honour," Vietnam News, 05-07-2007
  7. Quyết định phê duyệt Quy hoạch phát triển điện lực quốc gia giai đoạn 2011 - 2020 có xét đến năm 2030 (Approval of the National Master Plan for Power Development for the 2011-2020 Period with Vision to 2030), Prime Minister of Vietnam, Statement No. 1208/QD-TTg, July 21, 2011, Appendix II, p. 3.
  8. Vinacomin focuses investment on power production, Vinacomin press release, 11 Sept. 2014.
  9. Thái Lan muốn tham gia dự án Nhà máy nhiệt điện Hải Phòng 3, Hai Phong AZ, 3 Mar. 2016.
  10. 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)

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