An Khanh power station

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An Khanh power station is an operating power station of at least 100-megawatts (MW) in An Khanh commune, Dai Tu, Thai Nguyen, Vietnam with multiple units, some of which are not currently operating. It is also known as Khanh Hoa power station.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
An Khanh power station An Khanh commune, Dai Tu, Thai Nguyen, Vietnam 21.596912, 105.766609 (exact)

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Phase 1 Unit 1, Phase 1 Unit 2, Phase 2 Unit 1, Phase 2 Unit 2: 21.596912, 105.766609

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Phase 1 Unit 1 operating coal - anthracite 50 circulating fluidized bed 2015
Phase 1 Unit 2 operating coal - anthracite 50 circulating fluidized bed 2015
Phase 2 Unit 1 cancelled coal - anthracite 150 subcritical
Phase 2 Unit 2 cancelled coal - anthracite 150 subcritical

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Phase 1 Unit 1 An Khanh Electricity JSC [100.0%]
Phase 1 Unit 2 An Khanh Electricity JSC [100.0%]
Phase 2 Unit 1 An Khanh Electricity JSC [100.0%]
Phase 2 Unit 2 An Khanh Electricity JSC [100.0%]

Project-level coal details

  • Coal source(s): An Khanh mine, Vietnam


  • Source of financing: US$143 million in debt from the Bank of China, China Exim Bank, China Construction Bank and the China Bank of Communications;[1] US$25 million in equity from An Khanh Electricity;[2] US$25 million in debt from the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam[3]


An Khánh-1

The investment certificate was granted to the plant's developer, An Khánh Thermo-Power Joint Stock Company, for two 58-MW units, An Khánh-1 Units 1 and 2, by the Thái Nguyên province’s People’s Committee in August 2009. Ground was broken on the construction project in January 2010. The first unit was initially scheduled to come online in 2011, and the second in 2012, for a total cost of $160 million. The plant was the first in Thái Nguyên province to be initiated by a private enterprise. It appears to be a mine-to-mouth plant.[4] The company has also signed agreements with two coal mines in East Kalimantan, Indonesia, in order to ensure ongoing supply.[5]

Unit 1 was completed and connected to the national grid in April 2015.[6] The entire plant was inaugurated in October.[7] Units 1 & 2 are listed as 50 MW each under revised Power Development Plan VII[8]

In August 2023, an article described that trucks delivering coal to An Khanh power station were routinely overloaded and left uncovered, causing spillage and environmental pollution.[9]

In October 2023, a trial was held regarding 375 billion VND in profits made from the illegal mining of 3 million tons of coal at Minh Tien coal mine. 88,492 tons, worth 67.648 billion VND, had reportedly been sold to An Khanh power station.[10]

Financing for An Khánh-1

On December 22, 2011,[3] a financing agreement for An Khánh-1 was closed. US$143 million in loans was provided by the Bank of China, China Exim Bank, China Construction Bank and the China Bank of Communications.[1] US$25 million in equity was provided by An Khanh Electricity.[2]

On December 26, 2011, a second financing agreement was signed. The Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam agreed to provide a US$25 million loan for the project.[3]

An Khánh-2

In July 2010, An Khánh Thermo-Power JSC submitted construction plans for An Khánh-2, an additional 300-MW unit at the same site, at an expected cost of $530 million. Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyễn Tấn Dũng approved the second unit in July 2011; the second unit's construction license followed in October.[11] The second unit is scheduled to be completed in 2016.[4][12] As of May 2015, work on An Khánh-2 was apparently still being held up, however.[13] In the Power Development Plan VII, revised in March 2016, this project was listed as cancelled.[8]

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Chinese banks loan US$143 million for An Khankh Thermal Power Plant". Retrieved 2020-12-17.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Preview of Vietnam coal-fired power project (100MW) | Transaction | IJGlobal". Retrieved 2020-12-17.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Giới thiệu , Quá trình thành lập & phát triển Tập đoàn An Khánh | NHIỆT ĐIỆN AN KHÁNH". Retrieved 2020-12-17.
  4. 4.0 4.1 An Khanh Thermal Power Plant: Asserting Capacity, Viet Capital Securities news site, accessed Jan. 2014.
  5. Old Soldier on New Front, Vietnam Business Forum, May 3, 2012.
  6. Hòa lưới thành công tổ máy số 1 nhà máy Nhiệt điện An Khánh – Thái Nguyên, ETRC website, 27 Apr. 2015.
  7. "120 MW Thermal Power Plant Inaugurated," Nhan Dan, October 1, 2015
  8. 8.0 8.1 DANH MỤC CÁC DỰ ÁN NGUỒN ĐIỆN VÀO VẬN HÀNH GIAI ĐOẠN 2016 - 2030, Ban hành kèm theo Quyết định số 428/QĐ-TTg ngày 18 tháng 3 năm 2016 của Thủ tướng Chính phủ (LIST OF POWER PROJECT IN OPERATION PERIOD 2016 - 2030, Issued together with Decision No. 428 / QD - TTg of March 18, 2016 by the Prime Minister)
  9. Thái Nguyên: Xe chở quá tải ngay từ nơi bốc xếp, gây ô nhiễm,, August 15, 2023
  10. Tiếp tay khai thác than lậu, hàng loạt cựu lãnh đạo hầu tòa, Báo điện tử Đầu tư, October 9, 2023
  11. License Granted to Construction of An Khanh 2 Thermal Plant, Asian Power, Oct. 23, 2011.
  12. An Khánh Thermo-Power JSC website, accessed Jan. 2014.
  13. Kiểm tra hoạt động các cụm Công nghiệp trên địa bàn huyện Đại Từ, Thai Nguyen government website, 28 May 2015.

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