The Vietnam Electricity Corporation on June 8 signed an Engineering-Procurement- Construction (EPC) contract with China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) for a seaport for Duyen Hai Thermo Power Centre.
The contract, which is valued at almost 181 million USD including insurance premium, consists of the building of two wharfs capable of handling coal ships with tonnage of 30,000 DWT, a wharf for 1,000 DWT ships of oil, a 3.9 km breakwater and other necessary infrastructure.
The port, included in the master plan of the Duyen Hai Thermo Power Centre, is designed to receive about 12 million tonnes of coal and oil to supply to thermo power plants in the centre.
The project is expected to start operation in the third quarter of 2014.
Once completed, the port will play an important role in ensure the smooth construction and operation of the Duyen Hai Thermo Power Plant 1 and 3, supplying power as well as contributing to the socio-economic development of southern region and the nation in general.