Engineers operate equipment at Nhon Trach 2 thermal power plant, a member unit of PetroVietnam Power Corporation (PV Power). (Photo: VNA)

Dong Nai (VNA) – The Nhon Trach 2 thermal power plant in the southern province of Dong Nai has generated 35 billion kWh for the national grid over just seven years of operation, announced the PetroVietnam Power Nhon Trach 2 company on November 20.

With a designed capacity of 750 MW, the facility was estimated at needing around eight to nine years of commercial operation to reach that level of output. However, its automatic run at 80 percent of the total load on average has ensured the maximum mobilisation of power productivity.   

The outstanding productivity has greatly contributed to supplying electricity for key economic areas in the southern region, like Ho Chi Minh City, Dong Nai, and Ba Ria - Vung Tau.

The plant, fueled by natural gas, began commercial operation in late 2011. With three turbines, it is designed to churn out an average of 4.5 billion kWh each year.

The Nhon Trach 2 company was listed among the top 50 best-listed Vietnamese enterprises in 2018 by Forbes Vietnam.–VNA