Na Duong power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Na Dương power station is a two-unit 100-megawatt (MW) coal plant in Lạng Sơn province, Vietnam.

A third 110-MW unit is currently under development.


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant, which is in Na Dương township, Lộc Bình district, Lạng Sơn province.

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Na Dương-1

Na Dương-1, a two-unit, 100-MW coal-fired power plant owned by Vinacomin, began construction in April 2002, and was completed in 2005. The mine-to-mouth plant uses coal from the nearby Na Dương coal mine.[1]

Na Dương-2

In December 2009, Vinacomin signed a memorandum of understanding with Japan's Marubeni Corporation for the construction of a second 100-MW phase at Na Dương.[2]

As of early 2013, Vinacomin stated that Na Dương-2 is still part of their business plan, and again in January 2014. It is unclear whether this unit is still in development or under construction.[3][4]

In October 2014, managers of the coal plant stated that they planned to start construction on the second phase by the end of 2015.[5]

Construction was approved and an inauguration ceremony for construction was held in October 2015.[6][7] The unit would cost $200 million.[8]

As of May 2017, Vinacomin had prepared the site for construction, and was reviewing applications for an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract.[9]

In September 2018 it was reported that development of the project had been further delayed while Vinacomin negotiated with Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) over electricity prices.[10] In June 2019 the completion date was delayed to 2022 in the Ministry Of Industry And Trade's report on the implementation of the revised seventh Power Development Plan (PDP7).[11] Despite the initial groundbreaking ceremony in October 2015 there have been no reports of actual construction, and satellite photography from Planet does not show construction occurring between November 2019 and May 2020.

In April 2020 the National Steering Committee on Electricity Development was reported to have identified a lack of financing as the main barrier to the project's development. As Vietnam's finance ministry has not agreed to provide Na Dương-2 with a state-backed guarantee, Vinacomin has been forced to seek financing from domestic and foreign creditors. It was reported that domestic banks have not shown any interest in funding the project.[12] In April 2021 a consortium formed by Dongfang Electric and Vietnam Baiteng Construction Co., Ltd. signed a contract with Vinacomin to build the plant.[13]

Project Details (for Phase 2 Expansion)

  • Owner: Vinacomin
  • Parent company:
  • Location: Na Dương township, Lộc Bình district, Lạng Sơn province, Vietnam
  • Coordinates: 21.69829, 106.97604 (exact)
  • Status: Pre-permit development
  • Gross Capacity: 110 MW planned (Na Dương-2)
  • Type: Circulating fluidized bed
  • Projected in service: 2022
  • Coal Type: lignite[14]
  • Coal Source: Na Dương mine, Lạng Sơn province, Vietnam
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. Duc Thao, Nguyen. Development Strategy and the Application of Circulating Fluidized Bed Combustion in Power Generation Projects of Vietnam National Coal Corporation (VINACOAL)," Electricity Supply Industry in Transition, Jan. 14-16, 2004, pp. 16/25-6.
  2. Vinacomin Signs MoU With Marubeni for Coal-Fired Power Plant, Unibros, Dec. 25, 2009.
  3. Coal Industry Takes Austerity Measures to Fulfill Plan, Vietnam Breaking News, July 11, 2013.
  4. Vinacomin to spend VND32 trillion on major projects in 2014, Vietmaz, 17 Jan. 2014.
  5. Giải phóng mặt bằng dự án NĐ Na Dương 2: Vẫn khó, Nangluong Vietnam, 9 Oct. 2014.
  6. "Work starts on 192-million-USD thermal power plant in Lang Son," Vietnam Plus, Oct 16, 2015
  7. Work starts on over US$192 million thermal power plant in Lang Son,, Oct. 16, 2015
  8. Kiến nghị lựa chọn nhà thầu EPC Dự án nhiệt điện Na Dương 2, Nang Luong Viet Nam, 1 Jan. 2016.
  9. Tổng Công ty Điện lực - TKV triển khai nhiều dự án quan trọng, Vinacomin press release, 17 May 2017.
  10. Speeding up the progress of Na Duong II Thermal Power Project, Vinacomin, Sept. 18, 2018
  11. Implementation of Power Projects iIn the Revised Power Development Plan 7, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Republic of Vietnam, Jun. 4, 2019
  12. Implementation of power source projects implemented by Vinacomin, Năng lượng Việt Nam Online, Apr. 27, 2020
  13. 东方电气再获越南火电总承包项目, weixin.qq, Apr. 21, 2021
  14. "Kiến nghị lựa chọn nhà thầu EPC Dự án nhiệt điện Na Dương 2," Nang Luong Viet Nam, 4 January 2016

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