The Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc approved the assignment of Gazprom EP International as investor of the power plant project in the Quang Tri Province. This project will be implemented with the direct participation of the Provincial People’s Committee.
At this moment, Gazprom EP International is preparing a feasibility study consistent with Vietnamese Laws and is ready to start the active phase of the project life cycle.
Completing the construction of the Combined-Cycle Power Plant with a projected output of 340MW is scheduled for 2027. For this purpose, an Agreement signed on the sidelines of the Saint Petersburg International Gas Forum in October 2019 envisaged the allocation of a 45-hectare site in Quang Tri Province and 50 hectares of nearshore water area.
Additional 5 hectares of land may also be provided for the construction of a residential complex for the personnel of the power plant. The allocated land allows for a future increase in the power plant capacity, if the parties wish so.
The project will be implemented on BOT (build-operate-transfer) conditions, which, on the one hand, guarantee that the company authorized by the State will purchase electricity at an agreed price and, on the other, grant the investor certain preferences ensuring an acceptable rate of return.
The parties have reached a preliminary agreement on integrated project implementation in September 2018, when Alexey Miller, Chairman of the PJSC Gazprom Management Committee, Nguyen Vu Truong Son, Director General, member of the Petrovietnam Board of Directors, and Nguyen Quan Chinh, Deputy Chairman of the People’s Committee of Quang Tri Province, signed a Memorandum on the Roadmap for Project Development. In December 2018, the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam included the Power Plant Project in the National Power Development Master Plan – PDP VII.