A contract to provide and install equipment, worth 1.57 trillion VND, for Mong Duong 1 thermal power plant in northern Quang Ninh province was signed in Hanoi on December 14.

Under the contract, signed by Vietnam Machine Installation Corporation (Lilama) and the primary contractor, Huyndai Engineering & Construction Co Ltd (HDEC), Lilama will install all the plant’s electro-mechanical equipment from December, 2012, to October, 2015.

The 33.6 trillion VND (1.7 billion USD) power plant is funded by Vietnam Electricity Corporation (EVN). It is one of the two facilities in the Mong Duong Electricity Centre - part of the National Electricity Development Plan for 2006-2015.

Mong Duong 1 includes two turbines that will have a combined capacity of 1,080 megawatts, generating 6.5 billion kWh hours per year. The first and second turbines are expected to become operational in the first and third quarter of 2015, respectively.-VNA