17:47 | 03/04/2015 Companies
(VEN) - On March 16 the Toshiba Corporation announced that it has received an order to supply 688MW supercritical steam turbine and generator (STG) for Duyen Hai 3 Extension Coal-fired Power Plant in Tra Vinh Province’s Duyen Hai District. The contract was awarded by Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation, the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the project. Toshiba will make delivery in 2016 and the plant will start operation in 2018.
Power demand in Vietnam is rising fast, driven by strong economic growth. Supply and demand is particularly tight in southern Vietnam, and the government is preferentially developing capacity there. Duyen Hai 3 Extension Project is one of three major projects.
Toshiba has a track record for supplying electric generation equipment for large coal-fired thermal power plants in Vietnam. In the last six years, the company has been awarded orders for Vung Ang 1 Thermal Plant, Thai Binh 2 Thermal Plant and Vinh Tan 4 Thermal Plant, another of the three major projects. This experience, and the performance and reliability of Toshiba’s STGs, won a positive evaluation from Sumitomo Corporation.
Toshiba will continue its effort to develop thermal generation equipment with the world’s highest level of efficiency for supercritical coal-fired plants and for combined cycle thermal power plants, and to reinforce its thermal power plant business in emerging countries including Vietnam by supporting measures to secure stable power supply.