Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh asked PetroVietnam, the investor of the project, and relevant authorities to complete the unfinished components of Thai Binh 2 Thermal Power Plant to connect it to the national power grid by April 30, 2022.
|$1.82 billion Thai Binh 2 Thermal Power Plant urged to start operation in late April 2022 |
The deadline was set by the deputy prime minister (DPM) during his second working visit to the construction site in the past month. During the previous business trip, the investor committed to taking the plant into operation next June.
The DPM said that shortening the construction time would save dozens of billions of dong each day and the sooner it is finished, the sooner it can help ease the pressure on the northern region’s power system.
The DPM will either directly visit the construction site or organise quarterly meetings to monitor the construction progress and deal with difficulties. The investor was asked to strictly monitor the overall construction process as well as the construction of each important segment.
According to the representative of PetroVietnam, during the past month, 10 of the 12 sub-contractors resumed work onthe project after having to halt due to the pandemic. As of August 31, 86 per cent of the overall construction process was completed.
Thai Binh 2 Thermal Power Plant is an important component of Thai Binh Power Center. The plant was designed with two units with a total capacity of 1,200MW, invested by PetroVietnam. The plant is located in south My Loc commune, Thai Thuy district, about 20km to the east of Thai Binh city.
PetroVietnam Construction JSC (PVC) is the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor with a $1.2 billion contract.
The construction was started in 2011 with operations expected to start in 2020 but the projec has been delayed by the pandemic.