Duyen Hai 3 Extension Thermal Power Plant put into operation

The State council for acceptance testing of construction works has permitted Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) to put the Duyen Hai 3 thermal power plant expansion project in the Mekong Delta’s Tra Vinh province into commercial operation.

A council delegation led by Deputy Minister of Construction Le Quang Hung checked the acceptance of the project on May 6th and 7th.

He recognised parties’ efforts in managing quality, adding that the plant operated stably during a trial period.

Duyen Hai 3 Thermal Power Plant is a conventional condensing thermal project, which uses modern firing technology to ensure high demands about readiness, stability, high efficiency, safety, and especially environmental protection requirements.

After commissioning Duyen Hai 3 Thermal Power Plant plays an important role in power supply security for the Southern region, reducing hydropower dependency of grid to hydropower, especially in dry seasons and dry years, lowering dispatched power from the North to the South as well as power loss, and increasing safety, stability, and economics of the grid

The plant uses coal in pulverized combustion boiler to achieve high efficiency, stability, safety and requirements for environmental protection due to state-of-the-art equipment. Essentially the plant operates at base load during dry season and intermediate load in wet season.

After finishing the plant will be connected to national grid at 500kV voltage to contribute a part in power supply for the Southern region from 2018 and help to reduce grid dependency to hydropower, especially in dry seasons and dry years.

The expansion project is significant in ensuring electricity for socioeconomic development in the southern region in particular and the country in general.

Investment totalled more than 22.7 trillion VND (973.4 million USD).

Construction of the plant began in December 2014.

Source: CPV/VNA

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