Petrovietnam awarded two contracts worth $1.2 billion to its subsidiary units to build a 1.2GW coal-fired plant in
Petrovietnam Construction received a contract to purchase, install and test-run equipment, including two generators at the planned Quang Trach 1 plant.
On the other hand, Petrovietnam Investment Consultancy and Engineering bagged a $17.6m contract to design the plant, which will use thermal coal imports from Indonesia and Australia.
The first and the second generators, having a combined annual output of 8.4 billion kWh, are expected to commence operations by June 2015 and December 2015 respectively.
Construction at Quang Trach 1 plant, which will sell electricity to state utility Vietnam Electricity group, will start this month.
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