A consortium including ACWA Power, the largest private sector water and power company in Saudi Arabia and Taekwang Power Holdings Company Limited of Korea, announced that they signed a joint development agreement to develop Nam Dinh 1 IPP Project, 1200 MW (first phase) coal fired power project, located in Hai Hau District, Nam Dinh Province, 150 Km Southeast of Hanoi, Vietnam.
Nam Dinh1 IPP Project is a Greenfield Independent Power Project (IPP) to be developed on a Build, Own, Transfer (BOT) basis with a total investment cost of more than US$ 2 billion. The plant is to be equipped with new application of clean technologies for coal utilization – Circulating Fluidized Bed Combustion (CFBC) as an alternative to Pulverized Coal Combustion (PCC) for power generation with the coal supplied by Vinacomin, a government owned coal mined company.
The off-taker for the Project will be Electricity of Vietnam (EVN), the government owned national utility. The operation and maintenance of the Project will be undertaken by the consortium with a leading role by NOMAC, a subsidiary of ACWA Power. POSCO E&C from Korea has been selected as a preferred bidder for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) of the Project.