The Nhon Trach 2 thermal power plant in the southern province of Dong Nai had by September 26 produced 10 billion kWh of electricity after nearly two year of operation.

The plant has so far this year generated 3.6 billion kWh, fulfilling 87 percent of its yearly plan.

With the current capacity, the plant is estimated to contribute about 5 percent of electricity to the national grid annually.

According to Hoang Xuan Quoc, General Director of the PetroVietnam Nhon Trach 2 Power JSC, the company is likely to exceed its yearly plan of 4.2 billion kWh this year.

The Nhon Trach 2 thermal power plant began commercial operation in late 2011 after a fast-track construction period of only 28.5 months, 1.5 months earlier than the contracted schedule.

A s a national key project in the provincial PetroVietnam Nhon Trach Power Centre, the power plant has a total capacity of 750 MW and is fueled by natural gas which has been registered under the United Nations’ Clean Development Mechanism as main fuel.

The plant received the gold award in the Fast-Track Power Plant of the Year category at the Asian Power Awards 2012.-VNA