$4 billion LNG Bac Lieu gets environmental impact assessment report approved

September 10, 2021 | 20:24
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has approved the environmental impact assessment report of the $4 billion LNG Bac Lieu project invested by Delta Offshore Energy Pte., Ltd.
$4 billion LNG Bac Lieu gets environmental impact assessment report approved
The report details the environmental obligations of the investor of the LNG Bac Lieu project

The investor has upload the content of the environmental impact assessment report on its website and strictly comply with its commitments. This move takes the project a step closer to starting construction.

According to the report, Delta Offshore Energy (DOE) is responsible for implementing the compensation, land clearance, and support for people affected by the project. The investor also has to complete procedures to change the land use purpose of the area, according to regulations.

DPE has to collect and treat all waste and scrap generated during construction as well as install and operate a cooling water intake and discharge system to ensure environmental safety and minimise the impact on livelihoods, biodiversity, aquatic ecosystems, and seawater quality in the project and surrounding areas.

DOE was asked to comply with current regulations on licensing for exploitation and use of water resources, corridors for protection of water sources, and discharge of wastewater during project implementation.

Previously in late July, DOE and Bechtel signed a contract to provide front-end engineering design (FEED) services for this 3,200MW combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant.

DOE is a Singapore-registered company focusing on project origination and development in clean energy, with offices in Singapore, Hanoi, and Houston. DOE is the owner of the 3.2GW Bac Lieu LNG-to-power project, which was included in Vietnam’s revised National Power Development Plan VII.

By Oanh Nguyen

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