A memorandum of understanding on developing Dung Quat thermal power plant under the build-operate-transfer investment form was signed between the General Department of Energy (GDE) under the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Sembcorp Industries Ltd of Singapore in Hanoi on September 11.

The plant will be built in Binh Son district, Quang Ngai province, at a cost of almost 2 billion USD, said Director of GDE Pham Manh Thang. It is designed to have two turbines with a combined capacity of 1,200 MW. Once completed and put into operation, the plant is expected to supply 7 billion kW per year.

As planned, the first turbine will operate in September 2020 and the plant is scheduled to be fully operational in March, 2021.

Thang also underlined the plant will be fuelled by imported coal with hope to help Vietnam meet national energy demand in the future.-VNA