Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh inspects and works at Thai Binh 2 Thermal Power Plant Project
Central ministries and branches, and functional units need to continue to effectively implement solutions to soon operate Thai Binh 2 Thermal Power Plant in the near future - This is the direction of Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh at the inspection and working session at Thai Binh 2 Thermal Power Plant Project on the morning of May 8.
During the working series on the morning of May 8, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and his delegation came to inspect and work at the Thai Binh 2 Thermal Power Plant Project. This is a project that has been "frozen" for many years but has strongly "revived" recently and is about to go into operation and connect to the national grid.
The project was started in 2011, Thai Binh 2 Thermal Power Plant with a capacity of 1,200 MW with a total investment of nearly VND 41,800 billion, is one of the key projects of the electricity industry at Thai Binh Power Center. However, in the process of implementation, the project encountered many difficulties, obstacles and delayed progress.
With the goal of not losing state assets and contributing to ensuring national energy security, the Politburo, the Secretariat, the Government Standing Committee, and the Prime Minister have made many conclusions and directions to remove difficulties and obstacles in the implementation process so that the project can be completed and put into operation soon. Up to now, the project has been controlled step by step and has completed important milestones. The actual progress of the project at the present time has reached more than 93%; and disbursement reached 84.91%. The remaining work of the project is focused on commissioning, acceptance and completion of the coal transportation system. On February 23, 2022, the project completed the first oil burning milestone of Unit 1. The plant tested reverse energization by oil on May 6, 2022 and is expected to burn coal for the first time on June 16.
It is expected that at the beginning of May this year, the project will connect to the grid with oil for the Unit 1. The Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group is striving that by November 30, 2022, it will commercially operate Unit 1 of the Plant and commercially operate the entire Plant on December 31, 2022. It is expected that, after being completed and put into operation, the plant will annually supply over 7.2 billion kWh of electricity to the national power grid, contributing to ensuring national energy security. Besides, when put into operation, the project contributes about VND 1,000 billion per year to the State budget.
Speaking at the meeting, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh warmly praised the efforts of the central ministries and agencies and especially PVN, related units, contractors, officials, the workers on the construction site who worked day and night, led, directed, organized the work and restructured the capital source, and overcome the limitations, weaknesses and inadequacies.
The Prime Minister also emphasized 6 lessons learned from the project. First of all, it is necessary to grasp the actual situation and properly assess the actual work situation to come up with appropriate goals, tasks and solutions. The work must be carried out, the determination must be high, the effort must be great, the action must be drastic, the leadership must be focused, and the direction must be methodical and unified.
In particular, the Prime Minister highly appreciated the efforts, attempts and responsibilities of PVN, which has determined to restructure, use thriftily and effectively capital resources, on the basis of sharing difficulties with the State and the people.
The Prime Minister also emphasized another lesson learned, especially in personnel work and the mobilization of forces in the performance of tasks, the coordination of ministries, branches, and the participation of localities, related agencies and units in project implementation.
Regarding the tasks in the coming time, the Prime Minister requested the central ministries and branches to continue to maximize the work done, achievements, lessons learned; make efforts, try, be more determined, continue to organize the work as quickly and efficiently as possible, in order to soon put the project into operation.
The Prime Minister also noted to do well the work of protecting the environment, minimizing the impact on the environment; take care of the lives of people in the area, especially those who have given up land for the project. The Prime Minister emphasized that in the context that the COVID-19 pandemic has been controlled, the economy's demand for electricity is very large, and putting the plant into operation will make an important contribution to ensuring electricity supply for the economy. The Prime Minister suggested continuing to carry out the works so that the project will soon come into operation, and connect to the national power grid, contributing to the development of Thai Binh province and the whole country