Commencement of Coal importing port  and breakwaters at Quang Trach Power Center

On 25 July 2020, in Quang Trach (Quang Binh province), Electricity of Vietnam organized a Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Coal importing port and breakwaters under Infrastructure Project – Trach Quang Power Center.

As planned, the project will be completed before 7 April 2023.

The coal importing port of the project is developed with a scale of constructing 2 berths to accommodate vessels of 100,000DWT. The berth is 300m in length, 34m in width, +5.5 in height, cast-in-situ reinforced concrete girder system, the deck slab with semi-assembled reinforced concrete structure, etc.

Approach bridge is constructed by using the pre-stressed reinforced concrete beams system, the bottom is made of the reinforced concrete support pedestal of 2m high, 5.5m wide. The breakwaters are constructed in a total length of about 1,270m.

The bidding package is performed in the form of EPC contract (design, procurement and construction for items of the coal importing port and breakwaters), including all designing, manufacturing and supplying materials and equipment, technology, construction, installation, testing, calibration, commissioning, training and technology transfer, handover and implementation of warranty and maintenance work.

Speaking at the ceremony, EVN's Chairman Duong Quang Thanh said: During the implementation of projects at Quang Trach Power Center, EVN has always received the support and close coordination of leaders at all authorities, local departments and agencies in Quang Binh province. Especially, the consensus and support of the people in the project implementation region has made significant contribution to helping EVN to successfully implement the tasks assigned by the Party and the State.

Based on calculation of the balance between supply and demand, in the period of 2021-2025, in case the power projects meet the planned progress, then the system can meet the load during this period. However, there may still be some shortages in some years. For the period after 2025, ensuring power supply still carries many risks.

According to data of  the balance between supply and demand in the coming period, power plant projects at Quang Trach Power Center will play an important role with the output of the system about 15 billion kWh/year. Therefore, EVN hopes to  continue receiving the support and care  from localities and people so that the projects in the Center can be completed on schedule.

Chairman of EVN's Member Board recommended the Power Project Management Board 2, consortiums of contractors, consulting and related units, to coordinate closely with competent state agencies at central and local levels, concentrating resources, ensuring the timely completion and good quality of  Infrastructure Project - Quang Trach Power Center in particular and projects of Quang Trach Power Center in general.

With its responsibilities, the People's Committee of Quang Binh province has established a Steering Committee for Land Compensation and Site Clearance of Quang Trach Power Center, headed by the Standing Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee to direct the departments, branches and localities, coordinate, create conditions and support EVN in implementing the Project. So far, the site has basically been handed over to  construct the items of the Infrastructure Project and Quang Trach I Thermal Power Project.

With the project of building a coal importing port and breakwaters, Quang Binh province commits to continue directing relevant departments, branches and localities to work closely with investors to tackle difficulties, obstacles and complete the handover of the remaining site before 30 August 2020 to implement the project as scheduled.

According to Mr. Nguyen Hoang Anh -Chairman of the Committee for Management of State Capital at Enterprises (CMSCE), on 30 June 2020, the Standing Committee of Government met with ministries and branches to agree on permitting the Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam to grant credits  to EVN for project investment in accordance with the law provisions. This has facilitated the investment capital mobilization for the project. This is a project with a large total of investment, requesting EVN to urgently complete the subsequent procedures to arrange project loans.

The Chairman of CMSCE also proposed that the local authority should promptly complete the handover of the site to the EPC contractor.

Coal importing port and breakwaters are marine construction items, this is an area of deep sea water, big waves, high winds, complex geological conditions. Therefore, the Chairman of  CMSCE asked EVN to strengthen management to ensure absolute safety in construction, drastically control it to ensure the progress and quality, costs, comply with the provisions of law and ensure efficiency in project investment, at the same time attaching importance to ensuring environmental protection.

Quang Trach Power Center consists of 3 projects:

- Infrastructure project under Quang Trach Power Center:

+  Constructing infrastructure for the construction and operation of Quang Trach I and Quang Trach II Thermal Power Plants

+ Building a coal import port and breakwaters that can accommodate ships of 100,000 DWT

- Quang Trach I Thermal Power Plant Project:

+ Capacity: 2x600MW

+ Total investment: VND 41,130 billion

+ Expected completion of power generation: 2024

- Quang Trach II Thermal Power Plant Project:

+ Capacity: 2x600MW

+ Total preliminary investment: 47,168 billion dong

+ Expected to be completed in 2029 (according to the adjusted Electricity Planning VII)


Some photos at the ceremony:

Mr. Nguyen Hoang Anh - Chairman of CMSCM speaking at the ceremony

Chairman of People's Committee of Quang Binh - Tran Cong Thuat speaking at the ceremony

EVN’s Member Chairman Duong Quang Thanh speaking at the ceremony

Delegates buttoning to commence the project

The investor and contractors signing a commitment to emulate with the witness of leaders of the CMSCM, leaders of Quang Binh Provincial People's Committee, leaders of EVN and EVN Trade Union

At the ceremony, the CMSCM and Vietnam Electricity Group supporting the social security for Quang Trach district with a sum of VND 500 million.

  • 25/07/2020 02:21