Mong Duong thermo plant uses locally-made boilers

The Mong Duong II thermoelectric power plant, located in the central province of Quang Ngai, will be the first of its kind using made-in-Vietnam coal-fired boilers in power generation.

The foreground of the Boiler and Turbine areas of Mong Duong II thermoelectric power plant. Source: Internet

The boilers, which are considered as the heart of a thermal power plant, were designed and manufactured by the RoK-invested Doosan Heavy Industries Co. Ltd, Doosan Vina.

The Vietnamese Government is concentrating on developing the boiler manufacturing industry to gradually end the country’s dependence on imports when building thermal power plants. It also aims to turn Vietnam into a hi-tech boiler producer and exporter in the world.

According to Dale Gerstenslagr, Communications Director of Doosan Vina, the Engineering-Procurement-Construction (EPC) contractor of the project, 25 percent of the plant’s workload have completed.

The first turbine of the 1.3 billion USD plant is expected to start generating electricity in December 2014 and the second one, June 2015.

Mong Duong II will add 1,200 MW of electricity to the national grid.

The project is implemented under a Business-Operate-Transfer (BOT) agreement signed between Doosan Vina and US-based AES-VCM Group with Vietnam in April 2010.