Two foreign bidders, namely Japan ’s Marubeni and the Republic of Korea (RoK)’s Kepco, have been chosen for the Nghi Son 2 coal-fired thermo power plant in central Thanh Hoa province.

The result was announced by Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Le Duong Quang in Hanoi on March 22.

At the ceremony, Quang said the project, which will be carried out under the build-operate-transfer (BOT) model, will use imported coal. It will be the first in the country to use environmentally friendly ultra-supercritical pressure coal-fired electricity generation technology, he said.

The two-turbine 1,200 MW plant is expected to start operating in 2017.-VNA