Mao Khe power station

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Mao Khe power station is an operating power station of at least 440-megawatts (MW) in Binh Khe, Dong Trieu, Quang Ninh, Vietnam.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Mao Khe power station Binh Khe, Dong Trieu, Quang Ninh, Vietnam 21.09069, 106.57731 (exact)

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1, Unit 2: 21.09069, 106.57731

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 operating coal - anthracite 220 circulating fluidized bed 2013
Unit 2 operating coal - anthracite 220 circulating fluidized bed 2013

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 1 Vietnam National Coal and Mineral Industries Holding Corp Ltd (Vinacomin) [100.0%]
Unit 2 Vietnam National Coal and Mineral Industries Holding Corp Ltd (Vinacomin) [100.0%]


The two-unit, 440-MW, $557 million coal-fired Mạo Khê Thermal Power Plant began operating in April 2013. The plant is owned by Vinacomin, and construction began in July 2009. Unit 1 started operating in Oct. 2012, and Unit 2 in Jan. 2013. The plant uses circulating fluidized-bed technology.[1]


In April 2011, a financing agreement for the project was closed. BNP Paribas and Bank of China agreed to provide US$275 million in loans.[2]

Environmental impact

Since the plant started operating, residents in nearby Đông Sơn and Xuân Bình hamlets say that their lives have been negatively affected by the plant's operations. Vu Thanh An, the Party secretary of Đông Sơn, said that the plant had begun dumping pollutants into the Cấm River within days of beginning operations. Le Ba Cai, a resident of Đông Sơn who lives only 500m from the plant, said that strong shaking from the plant's operations had cracked the walls of his house. Another resident, Ngo Thi Nhi, said coal dust covered her house every day, and that she heard loud explosions each night.[3]

Articles and Resources


  1. Thermal Power Plant Opens, Viêt Nam News, April 13, 2013.
  2. Two Foreign Banks Fund Mao Khe Thermal Power Plant, Nhân Dân, Aug. 4, 2011.
  3. Power Plant Pollution Engulfs Residents, Viêt Nam News, Aug. 19, 2013.

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