Illustrative photo. (Photo: VNA)

Construction began on the Nghi Son 2 Thermal Power Plant at the Nghi Son Economic Zone in the central province of Thanh Hoa on September 18.

The plant is being built at a total cost of 2.3 billion USD, with 25 percent contributed by a joint venture between Japan’s Marubeni Group and the Republic of Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco) and the remaining coming from foreign banks.

It will use the world’s most cutting-edge technologies to ensure productivity and cut coal losses and emissions.

Included in the master plan of the Nghi Son Power Centre, the project, together with the 600MW Nghi Son 1 Power Plant, forms part of the national power development plan during the 2011-2020 period with a vision towards 2030 approved by the Prime Minister.

The 1,200 MW plant includes two turbines with the first scheduled to be operational in September 2019 and the second in March a year later, expected to churn out a total of 8 KWh annually.

To ensure the project’s progress, the provincial People’s Committee has promptly addressed issues regarding land clearance, electricity and water supply, and ensuring security at the construction site.-VNA