Son My power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Sơn Mỹ power station is a 3,000-megawatt (MW) natural gas power plant project under development in Bình Thuận province, Vietnam. The project was previously being planned as a coal plant.


The map below shows the location of Sơn Mỹ commune, the location where the plant would be built in Hàm Tân district, Bình Thuận province.

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In February 2010, a consortium made up of Thai Binh Duong Joint Stock Company (a subsidiary of Electricity of Vietnam), Britain's International Power plc (a subsidiary of GDF SUEZ), Japan's Sojitz Corporation received approval to develop a six-unit, $4.9 billion, 3,600-MW Sơn Mỹ coal power plant complex in Bình Thuận province.[1]

By late 2011, however, the consortium had decided to build a 3,000-MW natural gas plant at the site instead.[2]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Thai Binh Duong Joint Stock Company, International Power plc, Sojitz Corporation
  • Parent company: Electricity of Vietnam
  • Location: Sơn Mỹ commune, Hàm Tân district, Bình Thuận province, Vietnam
  • Coordinates: 10.65008, 107.68464 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled as coal plant; switched to natural gas
  • Gross Capacity: 3,000 MW
  • Type: Natural gas
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal Type: N/A
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. Consortium to Build Power Plant, Viêt Nam News, Feb. 26, 2010.
  2. More Than $4.6b Invested in Son My Power Centre Project, IntellAsia, Oct. 10, 2011.

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