With investors showing growing interest in developing solar and wind power plants in Ninh Thuan, Technoprom Export, a subsidiary of Rostec from Russia, also selected the province for its upcoming thermal power plant.
|Technoprom Export set sight on Ninh Thuan for its next thermal power plant in Vietnam |
On August 29, at the working session with the leaders of Ninh Thuan People’s Committee, Topo Gilka, general director of Technoprom Export, outlined plans to develop a 2,000MW thermal power plant. However, the investor has yet to disclose the investment value of the project.
In Vietnam, the company has so far built five thermal power plants with the total capacity of 685MW and six hydropower plants with 3,146MW. It has committed to using environmentally friendly materials for power generation.
The representative of Technoprom asked Ninh Thuan authorities to provide more information about the locality’s potential, infrastructure, and requirements for investors.
Ninh Thuan leads the country in developing renewable energy, with a total of eight wind and solar power projects already in commercial operation. It has great potential for developing renewable energy, including gas-fuelled power. With permission from the prime minister to develop into a renewable energy hub, the province has been effectively attracting investment into wind and solar power plants, with the total capacity already reaching 2,000MW.
In January, the BP Solar 1 solar power plant opened in the province, becoming the first Vietnamese-built solar power project to be connected to the national grid. The project, including transmission lines and transformation stations, is expected to generate 74.45 million KWh per year.