The construction of the first stage of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) Ca Na Power Centre was expected to be kicked off in this third quarter, however, the province has only completed the bidding procedures to look for investors so far.
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Ninh Thuan People’s Committee asked the Department of Planning and Investment to accelerate procedures for the bidding for the first phase of the 1,500MW Ca Na Power Centre.
It was added to the Power Development Plan (PDP) VII this April. The project was expected to be started in the third quarter and completed and put into commercial operation in the fourth quarter of 2024. Phases following the first would be outlined in the PDP VIII.
The power centre has a total investment capital of VND49 trillion ($2.13 billion) and would supply electricity to southern cities and provinces.
The project includes a 1,500MW combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) LNG power plant, a port to receive LNG with an annual capacity of 4.8 million tonnes, LNG warehouse with a capacity of 4.8 million tonnes a year.
In addition, in April, the prime minister approved the suggestion of the Ministry of Transport to add an LNG import port to Ca Na LNG Power Complex. The terminal can endure loads of up to 97,000 tonnes and will directly support the first phase of the power centre.
Numerous investors want to develop the power centre, including Delta Offshore Energy Pte. Ltd, Exxon Mobil, Marubeni, T&T Group and Trung Nam Group.