Chairman of EVN's Member Board welcomes General Director of Woodside Group

On 12 August 2019, in Hanoi, Chairman of EVN's Member Board, Mr. Duong Quang Thanh welcomed Mr. Peter J Coleman - General Director of Woodside Group (Australia), and representatives of Australian Embassy in Vietnam.

Discussing about the energy situation in Vietnam, Chairman of EVN's Member Board Mr. Duong Quang Thanh said that Vietnam has a variety of power sources: Hydropower, thermopower, gas power, etc. Especially, after the Paris Agreement on climate change (COP 21), the Government of Vietnam has encouraged the development of renewable energy sources, aiming to reduce the use of fossil fuels.

However, the increase in the proportion of solar, wind power, etc., has also caused many difficulties in stabilizing the national electricity system. In this context, Vietnam is studying the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and building electric power centers using LNG.

Chairman of EVN's Member Board Duong Quang Thanh (left) welcomed Mr. Peter J Coleman - General Director of Woodside Group

“As scheduled, from 2021, EVN will start importing LNG to prepare for the operation of LNG power plants in 2022 and 2023”- the Chairman of EVN's shared information and welcomed Woodside  to participate in the bidding for supply of liquefied gas.

Mr. Peter J Coleman - General Director of Woodside Group emphasized that Woodside wished to build up a long-term partnership with EVN. Besides the opportunity to supply LNG, Woodside is also willing to share experiences and support technology for EVN in constructing port infrastructure and LNG storage, etc.

The leaders of Woodside Group expressed their desire to invest in electricity projects in Vietnam, jointly contributing to the development of Vietnam's power industry in a sustainable manner.


  • 22/08/2019 09:14
  • evn.com.vn