Duyen Hai Power Centre (Source: VNA)

Tra Vinh (VNA) – Construction of the Duyen Hai 2 thermal power plant began in Dan Thanh commune, Duyen Hai town, the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh on August 3.

Covering an area of 60 hectares, the 2.2 billion USD plant has two turbines with a total capacity of 1,200 megawatts.

The coal-fuelled plant, invested by Malaysian Teknik Janakuasa Group under a build-operate-transfer (BOT) contract, is expected to become operation in the next five years.

After 25 years of operation, the plant will be transferred to the Vietnamese side.

It is one of four thermal power plants in the Duyen Hai Power Centre, invested at a total capital of more than 5 billion USD in an area of 878.91 hectares.

The thermal power plant Duyen Hai 1 was officially put into commercial operation and connected to the national grid this year.

Turbines 1 and 2 at the Duyen Hai 3 power plant are slated to begin commercial operation in late 2016 and 2017, respectively while the expanded Duyen Hai 3 plant is under construction.-VNA