China-funded power plant in Vietnam awarded prizes for quality construction, operation

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HANOI, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) -- The Vinh Tan 1 thermal power plant, located in southern Vietnam's Binh Thuan province and mainly funded by a consortium under China Southern Power Grid, was awarded a prize of excellence in construction quality by Vietnam's Ministry of Construction.

At an awarding ceremony held in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi on Thursday, the power plant was also conferred with an award of excellence in operation by the country's biggest electricity company Vietnam Electricity (EVN).

The construction of the power plant started in July 2015, and the plant was put into full commercial operation in November 2018, around 200 days ahead of the contractual schedule. As of Jan. 16 this year, the two power units of the project have generated more than 20 billion kWh of energy, and contributed to around 4 percent of Vietnam's on-grid energy per year.

"We have been aiming at building an advanced, reliable and green demonstrative power plant, and are making sure its quality, social benefits and environmental protection can stand the test of time," said Tang Hongjian, chairman of China Southern Power Grid International, via video link at the ceremony.

"We want to build the power plant into a project that symbolizes China-Vietnam friendship and a model project that demonstrates the pragmatic cooperation between the two countries," he said.

Pham Hong Phuong, vice president of EVN, spoke highly of the power plant's production and management, saying that the power plant has been operating stably with a high use ratio and has generated a considerable amount of electricity, especially during dry seasons when hydropower stations cannot produce that much power.

"The power plant has been significant to alleviating the power shortage in southern Vietnam, and has contributed to power security," he said at the event. Enditem

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