Construction of the Quang Trach 1 Thermo-electric Plant will commence on July 19 in Quang Dong Commune, Quang Trach District in the central province of Quang Binh.
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The plant, which will cover 199.3ha of land and 100ha of sea, will use imported coal from Indonesia and Australia.
With a capacity of 1,200MW per day, the plant will be the largest fossil fuel thermo-electric plant in the country when it is completed.
Total investment capital for the project will hit US$1.2 billion.
PetroVietnam is the project's main investor. The Government has tasked PetroVietnam with ensuring 9,000MW of output per year from 2015-2020, accounting for 25 per cent of the country's electricity output.
The Quang Trach project is one of six the company has undertaken to fulfil its task.
The plant is expected to go into operation in June 2015 and supply about 8.4 billion Kwh per year. -- VNS