GE high-efficiency steam turbines selected for PetroVietnam’s new coal-fired power plant
(VNF) - General Electric (GE) will supply two sets of high-efficiency steam turbines and generators to the EPC consortium of Russia-based OJSC Power Machines and PetroVietnam Technical Services Corporation for the new Long Phu 1 coal-fired thermal power plant in Soc Trang province.
GE is expected to start delivery of the first set of steam turbines and generators to the site in late 2016. The plant is scheduled to be fully online toward the end of 2018.
It is one of the first Vietnam’s coal-fired power plants to use supercritical technology for higher efficiency, more environmentally friendly power generation as compared to conventional subcritical boiler technology.
Once completed, Long Phu 1 power plant, one of three power stations planned for the Long Phu power center (Long Duc commune, Long Phu district), will serve the growing demand in the Southern region of Vietnam and help improve transmission efficiencies for the whole of nation by locating much needed power closer to the demand.
The facility will use two GE D850 steam turbines, configured to enhance the construction timeline with pre-assembled sections and installation features that shorten erection time while maintaining GE-tested quality standards.
It can generate 1,200 megawatts (MW), the equivalent power needed to supply approximately 4 million Vietnamese households.
“With energy demands rising in Vietnam, coal remains a critical part of the country’s current and future energy mix. By using GE’s supercritical steam turbine technology, Long Phu 1 plant will demonstrate how efficiently coal can be used as part of an environmentally sound energy mix,” said Mr Vic Abate, President & CEO, Power Generation Products at GE Power & Water./.
( VNF )