Construction of the Duyen Hai 3 Thermal Power Plant extension began with a ceremony on December 13 in the southern province of Tra Vinh in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai.

The coal-fired power plant, to be built in Dan Thanh commune, Duyen Hai district, has one turbine with design capacity of 660 MW.

Once completed in 42 months, it is expected to generate 3.9 billion kWh annually.

The plant has a total investment of 22.7 trillion VND (1.08 billion USD) sourced by the Power Generation Company 1 (GENCO 1) under Electricity of Vietnam Group. The main contractor is Sumitomo Corporation of Japan.

The Duyen Hai 3 Thermal Power Plant is one of the four plants in Duyen Hai Power Centre, which have a combined capacity of 4,348 MW.

At the ceremony, Deputy PM Hoang Trung Hai said the decision of building the Duyen Hai power centre is aimed at giving a boost to economic development in the Mekong Delta.-VNA