A 398 kilometer gas pipeline, stretching from the southwestern sea region to Can Tho City, will begin construction this year to provide gas for the O Mon Power Plant, it was recently announced.
|Engineers working at the O Mon Power Plant. A 398 kilometer gas pipeline will be built to lead gas from the southwestern sea region to the plant in Can Tho City (Photo: CanthoOnline)|
After completion, the pipeline will provide the plant with 16 to 18 million cubic meters of gas a day.
The project, costing US$1 billion, will include 246 kilometers of pipeline under the sea and 152 kilometers on land going through the five provinces of Ca Mau, Kien Giang, Bac Lieu, Hau Giang and Can Tho.
Vietnam-Russia Oil and Gas Joint Venture (Vietsovpetro), who will execute the project, has coordinated with the five provinces to discuss site clearance and others issues for the pipeline construction.
Vietsovpetrol had earlier successfully built a 325 kilometer gas pipeline from the southwestern sea region to Ca Mau Gas – Power – Fertilizer Complex, with a capacity to carry two billion cubic meters of gas a year to provide fuel for two thermo power plants, Ca Mau 1 and Ca Mau 2.