Fire at Duyen Hai 3 thermal power extension project

12:21 | 08/03/2018

Investigators are searching for the cause of a fire at the construction site of the $1.82-billion Duyen Hai 3 thermal power plant extension project in the southern province of Tra Vinh that took place at 10:30 AM of March 7, 2018.

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Fire-fighters try to control the fire at Duyen Hai 3 coal-fired thermal power station expansion project

Firefighters were sent to the site five minutes after the incident started. The fire was brought under control by 12.45pm. There are no reports of casualties.

The Duyen Hai 3 thermal power plant extension project at Duyen Hai thermal power complex located in Dan Thanh commune, Duyen Hai district, includes a 600 megawatts power unit. The unit was scheduled to start operation in 2018, supplying approximately 3.9 billion kWh to southern provinces and cities.

In 2014, Sumitomo Corporation received an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to construct a supercritical power station in the 688MW Duyen Hai 3 coal-fired thermal power station expansion project of Power Generation Corporation 1, a power subsidiary of state-run utility Vietnam Electricity.

fire at duyen hai 3 thermal power extension project
Fire-fighters try to control the fire at Duyen Hai 3 coal-fired thermal power station expansion project

Duyen Hai 3 is one of four power projects developed at Duyen Hai Power Centre with a combined generation capacity of 4,348MW as outlined in the nation’s power development master plan between 2011 and 2020 with vision towards 2030. The centre occupies a total area of 879 hectares.

Phuong Thu

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