PSNews – The Vinh Tan 4 thermal power plant's second turbine began generating electricity for the national grid, three months later than the first turbine.
At 10:25 am, October 3, the second turbine of the Vinh Tan 4 thermal power plant, was successfully generating electricity for the national grid. The event has marked a milestone in completing the testing process and putting the second turbine into commercial operation in June, 2018 under the schedule.
|Vinh Tan 4 thermal power plant's second turbine starts generating power.
Before the second turbine started a trial run, all environmental protection systems of flue gas desulfurization (FGD) and electrostatic precipitator (ESP) had been put into operation by the time the furnace had fired.
Thus, the environmental protection will be strictly implemented during the testing process as well as later when the factory will be officially put into full operation.
The Vinh Tan 4 thermal power plant project is invested by the EVN (Electricity of Vietnam) and was listed as an urgent project in the 2013-2020 period by the Prime Minister.
It is one of the five thermal power plants of the Vinh Tan Power Station in Tuy Phong district in the southern province of Binh Thuan, 250 km north of Ho Chi Minh City.
The plant has two turbine groupings with a combined capacity of 1,200 MW and was built at a cost of VND36 trillion.
In full operation, the Vinh Tan 4 thermal power plant is expected to generate about 7.2 billion kWh per year. This is the first large scale coal-fired power plant in Vietnam using supercritical boiler technology.
The plant is also hoped to contribute to socio-economic development in the South Central Region and raise the stability and economic operation of the national grid.
By Phung Nguyen