Bac Lieu Project power station

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Bac Lieu Project power station is a proposed 3,200-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power plant in the Mekong Delta, Bac Lieu Province, Vietnam. It is also known as the Bac Lieu LNG-to-Power Project.[1]


The map below shows the approximate location of the proposed power station in Hoa Binh District, Bac Lieu Province, Vietnam.

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In November 2016, the project had been left out of Vietnam's revised National Power Development Plan for the 2011-2020 Period and Vision to 2030 (PDP7R) because the project could not get "the consensus of the local people and authority" to build it.[2]

In 2018, however, the province agreed to move ahead with the project. According to NS Energy:

"The People's Committee of the Bac Lieu Province signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Energy Capital Vietnam (ECV), a Vietnam-focused project development and asset management company based in the US, to invest in an integrated LNG-to-power project in May 2018."[1]

In September 2019, An Australian company, LNG Limited, and a Vietnamese company, Delta Offshore Energy, formed an alliance with Vietnam’s Bac Lieu provincial government to develop the project.[3] Reuters reported, "The deal comes at a time when LNG Ltd has been struggling to lock in sales agreements for its Magnolia project due to the U.S. trade dispute with China, which has been seen as a key potential customer for U.S. LNG projects."[4]

In October 2019, the project still needed government approvals.[5] But in December 2019, the Vietnam government included all 3,200 MW of the Bac Lieu LNG-to-Power Project in PDP7R, an "important milestone" in the approval process.[6]

As of February 2021, according to the draft PDP8 the Feasibility Study is in progress.[7] In September 2021 Delta Offshore announced environmental approval for the project.[8]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Delta Offshore Energy
  • Parent company: Delta Offshore Energy
  • Location: Hoa Binh District, Bac Lieu Province, Vietnam
  • Coordinates: 9.2940, 105.7216 (approximate)
  • Gross generating capacity (pre-construction): 3,200 MW
    • Unit CC1: Gas-fired combined cycle, 800 MW (start-up in 2023-2027)[9][10][11]
    • Unit CC2: Gas-fired combined cycle, 800 MW (start-up in 2023-2027)[9][10][11]
    • Unit CC3: Gas-fired combined cycle, 800 MW (start-up in 2023-2027)[9][10][11]
    • Unit CC4: Gas-fired combined cycle, 800 MW (start-up in 2023-2027)[9][10][11]

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Bac Lieu LNG-to-Power Project, NS Energy website, accessed 3 Jan 2020
  2. Study on Gas to Power Project Value Chain in the South Vietnam Final Report, p. 6-44, Japan Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry website, March 2019
  3. Rick Wilkinson, LNG Ltd., Delta Offshore sign deal for Vietnamese LNG-to-power project, Oil & Gas Journal, 16 Sep 2019
  4. Nikhil Kurian Nainan, CORRECTED-LNG Ltd to supply gas to Vietnam from Louisiana project, Reuters, 15 Sep 2019
  5. Rod Walton, New deal calls for Vietnamese terminal, CCGT plant taking U.S. LNG, Power Engineering, 16 Sep 2019
  6. Minh Do, Bac Lieu LNG-to-Power Project included in revised power plan, Vietnam Economic Times, 24 Dec 2019
  7. Draft National Power Development Plan for the period of 2021-2030, with a vision to 2045, Vietnamese Ministry of Ministry of Industry and Trade, February 2021
  8. Delta Offshore Energy's Vietnam Project Gets Environmental Approval, Offshore Engineer, Sep 8, 2021
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Carlisle, Peter (December 2, 2021). "Bechtel, GE Will Lead 3.2-GW Gas Power Project – Bac Lieu (4 X 800 MW) Combined Cycle Power Plant Project, Hoa Binh, Vietnam". Thailand Construction News.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 "Bac Lieu Province 3,200MW LNG to Power Project". Delta Offshore Energy. August 10, 2020. Archived from the original on March 12, 2021. Retrieved March 12, 2021.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 ANNEX 2 (Table 9.3 of the draft PDP8), ASCV Legal, May 26, 2021