The People's Committee of Ba Ria – Vung Tau province has approved a proposal by the Norwegian company Gravi Float AS to build a LNG-fueled thermal power plant on Con Dao Island.

The thermal power plant includes an LNG (liquefied natural gas) warehouse, a wharf for LNG handling and a thermal-power plant with a capacity of 18 MW.

The facilities would be located on 10,000 sq.m of water surface and 13,000 sq.m of land on Hon Troc Island.

Earlier this year, the provincial authorities approved a project to launch hydrofoil services fueled with LNG to carry passengers and cargo between Vung Tau city and Ben Dam Wharf on Con Dao Island.

The Norwegian company LMG Marine will provide the hydrofoil services. Vessels will dock at Da Harbour in Vung Tau city and PTSC Harbour in Ben Dam Wharf on Con Dao Island.

Hydrofoils will be able to carry 350 passengers and 400 tonnes of cargo each with international standard services.

The service, which is expected to take about five hours per trip, will charge 440,000 VND (over 20 USD) per passenger.

Two vessels (Con Dao No 09 and Con Dao No 10) currently provide passenger services between Vung Tau and Con Dao. The trip takes 13 hours, and charges 200,000 VND per passenger.-VNA