April 16, 2017 | 21:27 (GMT+7)
Japan firm to build Quang Ngai power plant
The Japanese J-Power Development Company plans to build a thermal power plant in Dung Quat Economic Zone in the central province of Quang Ngai.
The working session. Source: baoquangngai.vn
Director of the International Development Business Department of J-Power Electricity, Jahana Takashi, told provincial officials about the intention at a recent working session.
Takashi said the company would proceed with a pre-feasibility study on investment in the coal-fired plant, which will be built in two stages: the first stage with capacity of 2,400 megawatts (MW) to be commissioned in 2028, and the second stage with a 2,000 MW capacity for operation in 2030.
The plant will use coal from Australia, Russia, Indonesia and Vietnam.
Chairman of the Quang Ngai provincial People’s Committee Dang Ngoc Dung, promised smooth sailing for the project. He said the province has been calling for investment in updated energy technology to achieve green growth and sustainable development.
Sembcorp Development, a partner of the Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park Group with Becamex IDC, also plans to build a 1,200-megawatt coal-fired plant in the province under a 25-year build-operate-transfer (BOT) arrangement.