An Khanh power station

From Global Energy Monitor

An Khánh power station is a 100-megawatt (MW) coal plant in Thái Nguyên province, Vietnam.


This undated satellite photo below shows the plant site, which is in An Khánh commune, Dai Tu district, Thái Nguyên province. The plant appears to be a mine-to-mouth plant, with coal coming from the nearby Khánh Hòa coal mine.

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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.[1] The company has also signed agreements with two coal mines in East Kalimantan, Indonesia, in order to ensure ongoing supply.[2]

Unit 1 was completed and connected to the national grid in April 2015.[3] The entire plant was inaugurated in October.[4] Units 1 & 2 are listed as 50 MW each under revised Power Development Plan VII[5]

Financing for An Khánh-1

On December 22, 2011,[6] 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.[7] US$25 million in equity was provided by An Khanh Electricity.[8]

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.[6]

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.[9] The second unit is scheduled to be completed in 2016.[1][10] As of May 2015, work on An Khánh-2 was apparently still being held up, however.[11] In the Power Development Plan VII, revised in March 2016, this project was listed as cancelled.[5]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: An Khánh Thermo-Power Joint Stock Company
  • Parent company:
  • Location: An Khánh commune, Dai Tu district, Thái Nguyên province, Vietnam
  • Coordinates: 21.596912, 105.766609 (exact)
  • Status: Operating (An Khánh-1 Unit 1); Operating (An Khánh-1 Unit 2); Cancelled (An Khánh-2)
  • Gross Capacity: 100 MW (An Khánh-1 Units 1 & 2: 50 MW)
  • Type: Circulating fluidized bed[12]
  • In service: 4/2015 (An Khánh-1 Unit 1); 8/2015 (An Khánh-1 Unit 2)
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source: An Khanh mine, Vietnam[12]
  • 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;[7] US$25 million in equity from An Khanh Electricity;[8] US$25 million in debt from the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam[6]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 An Khanh Thermal Power Plant: Asserting Capacity, Viet Capital Securities news site, accessed Jan. 2014.
  2. Old Soldier on New Front, Vietnam Business Forum, May 3, 2012.
  3. Hòa lưới thành công tổ máy số 1 nhà máy Nhiệt điện An Khánh – Thái Nguyên, ETRC website, 27 Apr. 2015.
  4. "120 MW Thermal Power Plant Inaugurated," Nhan Dan, October 1, 2015
  5. 5.0 5.1 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)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "Giới thiệu , Quá trình thành lập & phát triển Tập đoàn An Khánh | NHIỆT ĐIỆN AN KHÁNH". Retrieved 2020-12-17.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Chinese banks loan US$143 million for An Khankh Thermal Power Plant". Retrieved 2020-12-17.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Preview of Vietnam coal-fired power project (100MW) | Transaction | IJGlobal". Retrieved 2020-12-17.
  9. License Granted to Construction of An Khanh 2 Thermal Plant, Asian Power, Oct. 23, 2011.
  10. An Khánh Thermo-Power JSC website, accessed Jan. 2014.
  11. Kiểm tra hoạt động các cụm Công nghiệp trên địa bàn huyện Đại Từ, Thai Nguyen government website, 28 May 2015.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Công trường Nhiệt điện An Khánh 1 hối hả những ngày cuối năm, PECC1 website, Jan. 6, 2014.

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