The $2.79 billion build-operate-transfer (BOT) Nghi Son 2 thermal power plant officially started construction in the central province of Thanh Hoa by driving in the first pile on August 27.
|The first piles are driven at the construction site of Nghi Son 2 in Thanh Hoa province |
Nghi Son 2 is a 1,330MW thermal power plant being built by Doosan that is scheduled for completion in July 2022.
The project is invested by Nghi Son 2 power company (NS2PC), which is a joint venture between Marubeni Corporation from Japan and Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) from Korea. To launch the project, NS2PC made an initial payment of $170 million to Doosan on June 24, 2018.
|The first piles being driven at the construction site of Nghi Son 2 in Thanh Hoa province |
Nghi Son 2 will produce the power needed to continue fuelling Vietnam’s remarkable economic growth and development. For perspective, the plant will generate enough electricity to power 6.8 million four-person households in Vietnam and will improve the living standards and provide economic opportunities across the country.
The construction of Nghi Son 2 will feature two separate high-tech, high-efficiency 665MW supercritical boilers, high-efficiency turbines, and generating units. The two units will be constructed side-by-side, but operate independently to allow for greater flexibility and efficiency.
In 2012, Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction won contracts worth more than $6 billion to build Mong Duong 2, Song Hau 1, and Vinh Tan 4 thermal power projects in Vietnam. Doosan Heavy Industries Vietnam employs thousands of Vietnamese workers and has played an important role in the development of the country’s engineering sector and its economic growth.
|The architectural drawing of Nghi Son 2 power plant |
Doosan Group is a global multinational focusing on power, water, and other infrastructure developments worldwide. The company is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, and operates in 38 countries, over 42,600 employees and $22 billion in annual revenue.