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Black & Veatch secures role on Vietnam EPC power project expansion

Hanoi, Vietnam (4 May 2015) – Black & Veatch has been selected to play a major role on the delivery of a fast-track power plant expansion in Vietnam. The plant is needed to address the country’s 10 percent annual electricity demand and to bring more reliable power to the region.

Working with Sumitomo Corporation, Black & Veatch will serve as the project technical lead on the expansion of the Duyen Hai 3 power plant in Vietnam’s Tra Vinh Province. This role includes overall plant engineering liaison and commissioning. The company will also procure certain balance of plant equipment.

Sumitomo was selected in November 2014 by Power Generation Corporation 1, a subsidiary of state-utility Vietnam Electricity (EVN). Sumitomo will serve as the prime engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor to build the 688 megawatt (MW) supercritical coal-fired plant expansion and other related infrastructure. The plant will be completed by 2018.

“In addition to being timely, the project will help diversify the region’s power generation portfolio. This will address the seasonal variations experienced with the use of hydropower and result in a more reliable system.”

Mark Fournier, Project Director, Black & Veatch

According to Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister, Hoang Trung Hai, the power plants being delivered in Duyen Hai are set to boost the Mekong Delta and surrounding regional economy.

“The developers need assurance that the project will be delivered on schedule and to expected performance levels,” said John Gustke, Senior Vice President and head of EPC for Black & Veatch’s energy business in Asia. “Our extensive track record and experience helps us understand, mitigate and manage the project risks. This will lead to the delivery of reliable power facilities on time.”

Editor's Notes:

  • Black & Veatch is responsible for the overall plant engineering. This includes power island detailed design and the interconnection with the adjacent power plants and substation. Black & Veatch will also provide the engineering interface between the Sumitomo subcontractors, including the interface with the civil works, boiler, turbine-generator and erection companies.
  • The Duyen Hai 3 Expansion Power Station will be one of five EVN units at the3,000-plus MW Duyen Hai Power Center.
  • Black & Veatch has been providing vital water and energy infrastructure in Vietnam for more than 20 years. Since 1989, the company has experience of more than 30 projects in Vietnam across nearly 20 Provinces.

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