General Electric: GE secures first order for 9 ha combined cycle power plant equipment in Vietnam, which will be fueled by liquefied natural gas (…

  • Petro Vietnam Power Corporation (PV Power) Nhon Trach 3&4 will be the first HA-powered plant in Vietnam, as well as the first to be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG)
  • New 9HA.02 Combined Cycle Power Plant should improve the reliability and stability of the energy grid to support the penetration of renewable energies
  • Once in service in 2025, the Nhon Trach 3&4 plantwill supply 1.6 gigawatts (GW) of electricity to the grid

Ho Chi Minh City, VIETNAM – May 16, 2022 – GE (NYSE: GE) today announced that it has secured an order from Samsung C&T Corporation, the leading engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) consortium that will supply power generation equipment for PetroVietnam Power Corporation (PV Power) Nhon Trach 3&4 Power Plant in Ong Keo Industrial Park in Nhon Trach district, about 70 kilometers southeast of Ho Chi Minh- City, Vietnam. This project marks GE’s first class H gas turbine order in Vietnam. Once in commercial operation in 2025, Nhon Trach 3 & 4 is expected to deliver over 1.6 gigawatts (GW) of electricity, and it will be the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueled power plant in the country. In addition, on May 11, 2022, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to develop solutions to improve the efficiency of the existing Nhon Trach 1 power plant and develop long-term cooperation on the maintenance of Nhon Trach 3 & 4, was signed and exchanged between GE and PV Power in the presence of Vietnamese Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính, during his visit to Washington DC.

Vietnam currently relies heavily on coal, which powers about a third of its electricity generation. Growth in gas-fired power generation will both support the transition from coal to gas and accelerate the penetration of renewables by improving the reliability and stability of the power grid. This project will contribute to the implementation of Vietnam’s announced commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050 by supporting the rapid expansion of renewable energy through its dispatchable power profile.

For the Nhon Trach expansion, GE will supply two blocks of more than 800 megawatts (MW) each comprising: a GE 9HA.02 gas turbine, the company’s most efficient 50 Hz gas turbine, a steam turbine STF-D650, a W88 generator, a once-through heat recovery steam generator (OT HRSG) and GE’s integrated Mark* VIe distributed control system (DCS). GE’s OT HRSG technology is a key enabler in advanced water-steam cycles delivering higher combined cycle efficiency, while Mark* VIe control systems will help PV Power improve asset visibility, reliability and availability while reducing operating and maintenance costs.

Once in operation, the new power plant is expected to supply electricity to three major industrial areas in the southern region, including Ho Chi Minh City, Dong Nai and Ba Ria – Vung Tau provinces. By using highly efficient natural gas and GE’s advanced Class H technology, the power plants have a lower environmental impact, with 60% fewer carbon emissions compared to coal-fired thermal power plants of the same electrical output.

“Renewable energy is expected to grow significantly in Vietnam, while at the same time, low-carbon and highly efficient gas-fired power generation will play a crucial role in supporting this growth while ensuring stability and reliability. of the network,” said Ramesh Singaram, President and CEO Asia. , GE Gas Power. “This first-of-its-kind project is set to open a new chapter for gas-fired power generation in Vietnam, and we are proud to start developing the country’s first HA project, in line with its national energy goals for a stronger national economy. sustainable. growth.”

In Vietnam, GE equipment powers 11 power plants and provides up to 25% of Vietnam’s electricity needs. With more than 1,300 employees in six locations of various GE companies across the country. GE’s global customers are served by a worldwide network of repair and manufacturing capabilities that includes GE’s Phu My repair plant and the Dung Quat HRSG manufacturing plant in Vietnam, where pressure part modules for this power plant will be manufactured locally.


For more information contact:

Laura Aresi
GE Gas Power
Global Media Relations Manager
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Zatalini Zulkiply
GE Gas Power
Regional Communications Manager
+6017 224 5752
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Trinh Lan
GE Vietnam
Regional Communications Manager
+84 94 288 0066
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