Dung Quat power station

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Dung Quat power station is a power station in Dungquat Economic Zone, Binh Son, Quang Ngai, Vietnam with multiple units of varying statuses none of which are currently operating.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Dung Quat power station Dungquat Economic Zone, Binh Son, Quang Ngai, Vietnam 15.3330, 108.6670 (approximate)

The map below shows the approximate location of the power station.

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Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP Start year Retired year
Unit 1 cancelled - 600 MW - - - -
Unit 2 cancelled - 600 MW - - - -
Unit CC1 announced[1][2][3][4] gas[2][3][4] 750 MW[1][2][3][4] combined cycle[5] - 2030 (planned)[1][2][3][4] -
Unit CC2 announced[1][2][3][4] gas[2][3][4] 750 MW[1][2][3][4] combined cycle[6] - 2030 (planned)[1][2][3][4] -
Unit CC3 announced[1][2][3][4] gas[2][3][4] 750 MW[1][2][3][4] combined cycle[5] - 2030 (planned)[1][2][3][4] -

CHP is an abbreviation for Combined Heat and Power. It is a technology that produces electricity and thermal energy at high efficiencies. Coal units track this information in the Captive Use section when known.

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner Parent
Unit 1 Sembcorp Utilities Vietnam Sembcorp Industries Ltd
Unit 2 Sembcorp Utilities Vietnam Sembcorp Industries Ltd
Unit CC1 Vietnam Electricity LLC Vietnam Electricity LLC
Unit CC2 Sembcorp Utilities Pte Ltd Sembcorp Industries Ltd
Unit CC3 Vietnam Electricity LLC Vietnam Electricity LLC


In Jan. 2012, Sembcorp announced an initial agreement with the Quảng Ngãi provincial government for its plans to build a 1,200-MW coal power plant in the Dung Quat Economic Zone.[7] In May 2013, Sembcorp announced that the proposed plant had been incorporated by the Vietnamese government into its ten-year national power development plan, signaling government approval of the project; Sembcorp signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Vietnam's Ministry of Industry & Trade in Sept. 2013.[8] The plant is expected to come online in 2020-21, and would cost nearly $2 billion.[9]

Switched to gas

Under Power Development Plan VII, revised in March 2016, this project will use gas rather than coal. [10]


Planning for the Dung Quat Power Center now consists of three 750-megawatt combined cycle gas power plants. The Dung Quat I combined cycle gas turbine (commercial operations begin December 2023) and the Dung Quat III (commercial operations begin between December 2024-26) will be owned by Electricity of Vietnam (EVN).[11] The Dung Quat II combined cycle gas turbine (commercial operations begin December 2024) will be owned by Sembcorp.[12] The units will use gas from the Blue Whale gas field[13], which has faced development struggles[14].

In March 2017, Sembcorp Group signed with the Ministry of Industry and Trade to develop Dung Quat II.[12]

In April 2018, Quang Ngai Province and Sembcorp Group signed a memorandum of understanding to develop Dung Quat II.[12]

In July 2018, the Ministry of Industry and Trade approved the land for the project in Dung Quat Economic Zone.[15]

In October 2019, Vietnam's Prime Minister approved investing for Dung Quat I and III.[11]

The Dung Quat Power Center also has room reserved for a fourth 750-MW power plant, as yet unplanned.[16]

In February 2021 the draft PDP 8 revised the time frame of the project to 2026-2027, and noted domestic gas will be brought from the Ca Voi Xanh (CVX) field to fuel the plants.

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 PDP VIII May 2023
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 "Vietnam greenlights $1.5 bln gas-fired power plants". VnExpress International. Archived from the original on March 11, 2021. Retrieved March 16, 2021.
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 PDP VIII Dec 2022
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 https://web.archive.org/web/20221204065013/https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=a7f5719d-93ef-4415-9e28-961b311daf35. Archived from the original on 2022-12-04. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. 5.0 5.1 "EVN - Dung Quat 1 & Dung Quat 3 Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Plant - DMS Projects". Archived from the original on July 9, 2022. Retrieved July 11, 2022.
  6. https://web.archive.org/web/20220709142829/https://insightplus.bakermckenzie.com/bm/attachment_dw.action?attkey=FRbANEucS95NMLRN47z%2BeeOgEFCt8EGQJsWJiCH2WAUTleh6%2BAJHruNkrWNztLuO&nav=FRbANEucS95NMLRN47z%2BeeOgEFCt8EGQbuwypnpZjc4%3D&attdocparam=pB7HEsg%2FZ312Bk8OIuOIH1c%2BY4beLEAeK13zYkvUKc8%3D&fromContentView=1. Archived from the original on 2022-07-09. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. Sembcorp to Look Into Developing 1,200 MW Coal-Fired Power Plant, EnergyAsia, Jan. 13, 2012.
  8. Sembcorp's 1,200-Megawatt Power Project Obtains Approval to Be Included in Vietnam's Power Development Master Plan, Sembcorp press release, May 31, 2013.
  9. Sembcorp to Build 1,200 MW Thermal Power Plant in Central Vietnam, American Chamber of Commerce Vietnam website, accessed Jan. 2014.
  10. 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)
  11. 11.0 11.1 Nghi Do, PM approves Dung Quat I and III combined cycle gas turbine power projects, Vietnam Economic Times, 30 Oct 2019
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Sembcorp implemented the next steps of Dung Quat Gas Power Project No. 2, Quang Ngai city website, 22 Feb 2019
  13. Vietnam greenlights $1.5 bln gas-fired power plants, VN Express, Oct 29, 2019
  14. Eni discovery dents value of ExxonMobil’s Blue Whale in Vietnam Energy Voice, Sep 9, 2020
  15. Sembcorp Makes Strides to Develop 750-Megawatt Gas-Fired Power Project in Vietnam, Sembcorp website, 26 Apr 2018
  16. Announcing the adjustment of planning of Dung Quat Power Center, Vietnam Energy (EVN) website, 3 Mar 2019

Additional data

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