Thermal power plant to salvage exhaust heat

A thermal power plant in February will break new ground and turn discarded heat into electrical energy from the Hon Chong Cement Plant in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang.

The Holcim Vietnam Cement Company on Monday signed an agreement with Sinoma Energy Conservation and the Standard Chartered Bank to build the Hon Chong Thermalpower Plant in Kien Luong District.

The 6.3 MW plant is estimated to cost US$28 million and scheduled to come into operation in August.

After completion, the thermalpower plant will generate 44 million kWh of electricity a year -- sufficient to operate the Hon Chong Cement Plant for 88 days; or put another way, enough electrical power to supply 18,300 households a year.

Hoclim Vietnam general director Gerhard Schultz said that this system would reduce about 15,000 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere each year.

Sources: SGGP, Thanh Nien – Translated by Bach Lien

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