Bechtel, the Virginia based engineering, construction and project management company, announced this Tuesday it will conduct the Front-End Engineering and Design (FEED) study for a combined cycle plant in Vietnam.
Firstly, Delta Offshore Energy (DOE) awarded Bechtel with the contract for the 3,200 MW combined cycle gas turbine; located in the Bac Lieu province, approximately 175 miles (250 kilometers) south of Ho Chi Minh City in Southern Vietnam.
Secondly, the plant consists of four single shaft units of H class gas turbine technology; and will form the energy backbone of the Mekong Delta region, earmarked as a focus area for major economic development.
Thirdly, this region, the Bac Lieu, is on its way to become a hub for industry in the coming years with modern factories; key infrastructure including roads, bridges; also, schools and hospitals. Consequently, Bechtel’s’ involvement in the project will enable further economic development to the area.
Moreover, in parallel with the FEED study from Bechtel, DOE will conduct a second FEED study for the offshore receiving terminal; negotiating the terms of the Power Purchase Agreement with Vietnam Electricity Authority and implementing site reparation works.
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Bechtel to add value and allow economic development in Vietnam
In addition, when completed both FEED studies from companies, DOE will look forward to a smooth transition into the EPC execution of the project.
On the other hand, about the project, Scott Osborne, Bechtel’s General Manager, said. “This power plant is a game changer for the Bac Lieu province. We want to make a difference in supporting Mekong Delta and Vietnam by creating jobs; working with local businesses, and providing new opportunities for those in the region.”
Furthermore, Bobby Quintos, co-founder and Managing Director of Delta Offshore Energy, said. “Bechtel is a premier engineering, procurement, construction and project management company; for large scale infrastructure projects like our 3,200 MW power plant. Their appointment assures Delta and the country of Vietnam a first-class power plant that will be reliable for the next 25 years.”
Finally, about Bac Lieu, Ian Nguyen, co-founder and Managing Director of Delta Offshore Energy, concluded. “Bac Lieu is ready for development, and the authorities there have shown their willingness to adopt progressive technologies. We saw this when they chose to install the region’s first offshore wind farm. With our LNG-to-Power project, it will shine as the gateway for change in the Mekong Delta.”