The Japanese Electric Power Development Co (J-Power) has submitted Quang Ngai provincial leaders its plan to construct a 4,400MW thermal power plant at Dung Quat Economic Zone in the central province.
JAHANA Takashi, J-Power representative, said after conducting a preliminary survey the company hopes that Quang Ngai will allow it to carry out further surveys for a pre-feasibility study on building a coal-fired power plant at Dung Quat EZ.
The project will be divided into two phases. In the 1st phase, a plant with a capacity of 2,400MW and using ultra-super-critical generation technology will be built and and put into commercial operation in 2028. In the 2nd phase, another plant with a capacity of 2,000MW using IGCC technology will be constructed and put into commercial operation in 2030.
Coal imported from Australia, Russia and Indonesia and domestic coal will be used for electricity generation.
J-Power has committed to use state-of-art technologies to protect the environment and implement measures to prevent air, water and noise pollution.
Dang Ngoc Dung, vice chairman of QuangNgai provincial People’s Committee, has asked the investor to give specific suggestions concerning the use of land, total investment capital, the number of workers and environment protection commitments.
Only after receiving all those information from J-Power, Quang Ngai will let it conduct surveys to make the project’s pre-feasibility study, said Mr Dung.VOV