RoK contractor accepts responsibility for Vinh Tan 4 plant incident hinh anh 1Flames and smoke flared up at the chimney of the plant (Photo: VOV)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Republic of Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co.,Ltd will take full responsibility for the recent fire incident at the construction site of Vinh Tan 4 thermal power plant, in the central province of Binh Thuan.

The company made the commitment during a working session with an investigation group from the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT).

Doosan pledged to replace all broken equipment, closely work with relevant authorities to care for victims of the incident and ask sub-contractors to obey proper safety procedure in the following works.

Tran Van Luong, Director of the MoIT’s Industrial Safety Techniques and Environment Agency, said that the investigation group will quickly complete its inspection and withdraw from the scene so that the contractors can early resume their work.

Meanwhile, the Power Generation Corporation 3, the plant’s project management board, will continue to collect papers and documents related to the construction site to facilitate investigation process.

According to the state-run Electricity of Vietnam, investor of the project, flames and smoke flared up at the chimney of the plant at 10:45 am on March 7. The fire was put under control at 11:30 am the same day, following efforts from the project management board, contractors, construction units and local firefighters.

The construction of the 1,200 MW plant officially started on September 2014.

The plant’s first turbine is expected to be put in use in December this year.-VNA