The 2×620-mW Vinh Tan 1 thermal power plant in Vietnam successfully conducted a 168-hour reliability test operation on its Unit 1 on May 28, which marked the conclusion of the unit's construction, installation and debugging, and lays a solid foundation for upcoming business operations.
Located in Vietnam's southern Binh Thuan province, the power plant is the largest ongoing project of Chinese enterprises' in Vietnam and plays a vital role in implementing China's Belt and Road Initiative.
The 2×620-mW Vinh Tan 1 thermal power plant, the largest ongoing project of Chinese enterprises' in Vietnam, conducts a 168-hour reliability test operation on its Unit 1 on May 28. [Photo/sasac.gov.cn]
It is funded by China Southern Power Grid Co, China Power International Development Ltd and the Power Corporation of the Vietnam National Coal-Natural Industries Corporation, with investment ratios of 55 percent, 40 percent and 5 percent respectively.
The project serves as a key bridge between China and Vietnam that will further boost bilateral development of infrastructure, production and interconnectivity.
Its construction contractor is a consortium under China Energy Engineering Group Guangdong Power Engineering Co and the China Energy Engineering Group's Guangdong Electric Power Design Institute.
It is the first thermal power plant in Vietnam to apply the most advanced power generation technology in the world - the supercritical W flame boiler power generation technology.
Since the 168-hour reliability test, Unit 1 of the plant has operated stably and the quality of major facilities has been well maintained. Environmentally friendly facilities including those for desulfurization and denitration are all in good status with indexes such as sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide and dust emission showing better results than the national standards of Vietnam.
The success of the 168-hour reliability test on Unit 1 is a breakthrough on the path to making the Vinh Tan 1 thermal power plant into an advanced, reliable and green electric power plant.
The stable operation of Unit 1 has relieved the lack of electricity in southern Vietnam and exerted positive influence on the economic development of the country.
Having completed testing, the project aims to begin regular operations in July.