Lilama and Samsung C&T awarded the EPC Contractor for Nhon Trach 3&4 Power Plant Project
The projects on Nhon Trach 3 & 4 Thermal Power Plants were approved by the Prime Minister for investment policy, appraised by the Ministry of Industry and Trade for the basic designs, decided by PV Power for investment and managed by the Power Management Board for project development implementation. In accordance with bidding results at January 27 2022, the Consortium of Samsung C&T and Lilama Corporation has won the EPC contractor.
The EPC (engineering-procurement-construction) package of the projects has an aggregate estimation of over VND 24,147 billion (equivalent to USD 1,044 billion). The main scope of work is building two plants applied the world leading technology of using modern combined cycle gas turbines with 1-1-1 configuration (1 gas turbine, 1 heat recovery boiler and 1 steam turbine) with a total capacity of 1,642MW (812 MW each). The projects should be developed within 36 months.
The package was called for international bidding openly under the form of Single Stage - Two Envelope Bidding Procedure which has been conducted within a very complicated situation of keeping social distance and lock-down at its peak time in Ho Chi Minh City in particular and Vietnam in general under the Government’s regulation on the Covid 19 pandemic prevention and fighting by. During this time, the bid evaluation process had to be carried out along with applying the Covid19 control measure named “03 activities in one place” (or working-staying-meals at working place), while the contract negotiation was fully online held as almost international airlines had been retricted and the partner Samsung C&T was imposed medical quarantine measure when arrived Vietnam.
According to the bidding results at the January 27th, 2022, The Consortium of Samsung and Lilama won the bidding EPC package, who are rich in experience in performing projects on thermal power plants in Vietnam as well as in the world. Moreover, the contractor for supplying the main equipment for the Nhon Trach 3&4 plants project is GE Group (USA)who is known as the world leading manufacturer for gas-turbines, steamed turbines and heat recovery boilers. The gas-turbine supplied for the plants shall be model 9HA.02 of the newest generation, which has the largest capacity and highest efficiency of the combined cycle, while meeting the requirement of the global and domestic rules on friendly-environment.
During the project EPC package deployment, there has been the participation of Power Engineering Consulting Company 2 (PECC 2) and FICHTNER (Germany) as the leading domestic and international consulting companies.
In the soonest time, PV Power and the Consortium of Samsung C&T and Lilama Corporation shall complete and come to sign the EPC contract in order to deploy the project execution upon the requirements on safety, quality and schedule as well as social environment under the State’s current laws and regulations stated in the EPC contract.
Nhon Trach 3 & 4 Power Projects is located in Ong Keo Industrial Park, Nhon Trach District, Dong Nai province, which shall be expected to supply electricity for three large areas of high load power in the Southern Region including Ho Chi Minh City, provinces of Dong Nai and Ba Ria – Vung Tau. They are the first ones using LNG in Vietnam with a total capacity of 1,500 MW (750 MW each) and a total investment of about VND 32,486 billion. According to the general schedule, the plants projects shall be put into operation in 2023 - 2024 period and strengthen the stability and reliablity of power supply for the Southern Region that makes a significant contribution to the nation energy security.