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Japan firm to build Quang Ngai power plant

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The working session between Quang Ngai authorities and the Japanese J-Power Development Company (Source:baoquangngai.vn)

Quang Ngai, (VNA) — The Japanese J-Power Development Company plans to build a thermal power plant in Dung Quat Economic Zone in the central province of Quang Ngai.

The director of the International Development Business Department of J-Power Electricity, Jahana Takashi, told provincial officials about the intention at a recent working session.

Takashi said the company would proceed with a pre-feasibility study on investment in the coal-fired plant, which will be built in two stages: the first stage with capacity of 2,400 megawatts (MW) to be commissioned in 2028, and the second stage with a 2,000 MW capacity for operation in 2030.

The plant will use coal from Australia, Russia, Indonesia and Vietnam.

The chairman of Quang Ngai People’s Committee, Dang Ngoc Dung, promised smooth sailing for the project. He said the province has been calling for investment in updated energy technology to achieve green growth and sustainable development.

Sembcorp Development, a partner of the Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park Group with Becamex IDC, also plans to build a 1,200-megawatt coal-fired plant in the province under a 25-year build-operate-transfer (BOT) arrangement.-VNA
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