The gas-fuelled Phu My 2.2 power station in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau has begun commercial production after its successful commissioning tests.
The station located within the Phu My power generation complex, around 100 kilometres southeast of HCM City, now provides state utility Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) with up to 725 MW, 7% of the national power capacity.
Phu My 2.2, which was initially connected to the national power grid in March 2004, is a highly efficient power plant based on a “combined cycle” design, in which two gas turbines and one steam turbine actuate three generators, says a statement issued by Mekong Energy Co Ltd
The plant is financed, built and operated for the first 20 years by Mekong Energy under a build operate-transfer contract with the Ministry of Industry, and will be handed over to Vietnam after 20 years.
Mekong Energy is a consortium grouping Electricité de France (EDF) and two Japanese firms—Tokyo Electric Power International and Sumitomo Corp.
The entire construction and commissioning of the station was contracted to COFIVA, a subsidiary of EDF.
The main subcontractor was Eiffage for Civil Works of France and TDK of Japan for mechanical and electrical works and Areva Alsihom for the high voltage substation.
Many Vietnamese companies were involved in the construction of the power plant such as GCCI and HACC for civil works, Lilama for mechanical and electrical works, and Tan Lap for the fire fighting system.