Son Dong power station

From Global Energy Monitor

The Son Dong power station is a 220-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Bắc Giang province, Vietnam.[1]


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant in Bắc Giang province.

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Construction of the project began in November 2005 and Vinacomin invested nearly VND4 trillion to build the plant. Although archival photography on Google Earth shows that construction on the project was completed before February 2010, an October 2016 news report in 2016 states that the Vinacomin was directed to finish the test run of the plant and generate power for the national grid "by the second quarter" in order to ensure power supply in the dry season. According to the October 2016 article, a "test run" of the generators was begun in "November." The article further stated that the plant would consume 700,000 tons of coal per year from a coal mine in Dong Ri hamlet with a reserve of 100 million tons.[2]

The project was built by Shanghai Electric Power Construction using Chinese credit loan and Chinese equipment.[3]

Two dams and pumping stations on Dong Ri River and Neoc Vang River supply cooling water for the plant.[4]

Project Details

  • Owner: Vietnam National Coal and Mineral Industries Group
  • Parent company: Vinacomin
  • Location: Thanh Luận commune, Sơn Động district, Bắc Giang province
  • Coordinates: 21.179288, 106.780143 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross Capacity: 2 x 110 MW[5]
  • Type: Circulating fluidized bed (CFB)[5]
  • In service: 2009[5]
  • Coal Type: Anthracite[5]
  • Coal Source: Domestic
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. "Coal-Fired Plants Financed by International Public Investment Institutions Since 1994", Appendix to Foreclosing the Future: Coal, Climate and International Public Finance: Investment in coal-fired power plants hinders the fight against global warming, Environmental Defense, April 2009.
  2. Van Nam, "Developer told to operate Son Dong power plant in second quarter," Saigon Times Daily, October 26, 2016
  3. "About Us," Shanghai Electric Power Construction Co., Ltd., accessed June 2017
  4. "Water Conservancy Works: Son Dong Thermal Power Plant in Vietnam," Shanghai Investigation, Design, and Research Institute, accessed June 2017
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 GreenID, June 2017

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