Successful operation of country’s first steam boiler

Vung Ang Thermo-Power Plant No.1 in Ha Tinh Province has just announced the success of a pilot project to operate the country’s first steam boiler.

With investments from Vietnam Oil and Gas Group who worked with Vietnam Machinery Installation Corporation, the steam boiler engine was the effort of more than 500 engineers and workers.

The steam boiler will have a five day trial run to accumulate heat and will generate electricity in the fourth quarter of 2013.

The 1,200 MW Vung Ang Thermo-Power Plant No.1, which has an investment capital of US$1.5 billion, in the central province of Ha Tinh, already has two turbine groups. 

This project is the biggest unit installed in the country and expected to supply around 7.2 billion kilowatts of electricity each year to the national grid, with turnover of VND4.9 trillion annually.

By Duong Quang - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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