Turbine No.1 with a capacity of 622.5 MW of the Duyen Hai 1 thermoelectricity plant in Duyen Hai district, the southern province of Tra Vinh was successfully connected to the national grid on January 31.

According to the Management Board of the Duyen Hai Power Centre, the turbine will experience a test run till July 25.

Comprising of two turbines with a total capacity of 1,245 MW, the Duyen Hai 1 plant is expected to generate about 7.8 billion kWh of electricity per year.

Using modern technologies and equipment, the plant is able to meet requirements of productivity, stability and safety in operation, and environmental protection.

The coal-fired power station is one of the four plants forming the 4,308 MW Duyen Hai Power Centre, which has a total investment of 5 billion USD sourced from the Power Generation Company 1 under the Electricity of Vietnam Group.

Covering an area of 878.91 ha in Duyen Hai district, the project includes four coal-fired themo-electric power plants using traditional steam-condensed turbine technology. It is part of the National Electricity Development Planning in the 2011-2020 period and beyond.-VNA