Ninh Binh power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Ninh Bình power station is a 100-megawatt (MW) coal plant in Ninh Bình province, Vietnam.


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant, which is in Thanh Bình ward, Ninh Bình city, Ninh Bình province.

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The four-unit Ninh Bình power station (4 x 25 MW) is owned by Ninh Binh Thermal Power JSC, a subsidiary of Electricity of Vietnam. It is located in Ninh Bình city. The plant was built in 1974; it was one of the first power plants in Vietnam.[1][2]

Description of Expansion

Ninh Bình II was a proposed second 330-MW coal-fired plant at this site. The project was given environmental approval in October 2004. In 2005, the Japan Bank for International Cooperation gave a $746 million loan to the Vietnamese government, part of which was intended to be used to build Ninh Bình II. However, in July 2007, after the province rejected the proposed expansion, the Vietnamese government decided to move the project to Thai Binh province, where it became the first unit of the Thai Binh Power Center. The Ninh Bình II proposal was subsequently dropped.[3][4][5]

Project Details (for Ninh Bình II Expansion)

  • Sponsor: Ninh Binh Thermal Power JSC
  • Parent company: Electricity of Vietnam
  • Location: Thanh Bình ward, Ninh Bình city, Ninh Bình province, Vietnam
  • Coordinates: 20.25267, 105.98447 (exact)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Gross Capacity: 330 MW
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Projected in service: N/A
  • Coal Type: Anthracite
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing: Japan Bank for International Cooperation

Articles and resources


  1. Usa, Usa Ibp. Doing Business and Investing in Vietnam Guide: Strategic and Practical Information. International Business Publications, 2009, p. 196.
  2. Nhà máy Điện Ninh Bình, Wikimapia, accessed Jan. 2014.
  3. Vietnam's Five-Year Power Plant Set to Fail Due to Red Tape, Poor Quality Coal, Power Engineering, March 30, 2010.
  4. Daimon, Takeshi, and Miho Kawahatsu. Ex-Post Evaluation of Japanese ODA Loan. Japan Bank for International Cooperation, 2011, p. 13.
  5. Japan Gives Vietnam $746 Million in Project Aid, VPA Shipping Times, April 1, 2005.

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