Gulf Group (Thailand) is looking to invest in LNG Ca Na Gas Power Project (Ninh Thuan), with a scale of 6,000 MW, with an investment of 7.8 billion USD. Not only Gulf, more and more foreign investors are interested in gas power projects in Vietnam.
Gulf Energy Development Public Co., Ltd has just arrived in Ninh Thuan to propose an investment plan for the LNG Ca Ca Gas Power Project. Accordingly, Gulf wants Ninh Thuan to agree on the policy so that the Group can implement the LNG Port Project and the LNG Ca Na Gas Power Complex Project, with a scale of 6,000 MW, including 4 combined cycle gas turbine plants, each plant has a capacity of 1,500 MW. The project therefore has an investment capital of up to 7.8 billion USD, which is expected to be invested in the form of BOT, or other forms.
According to the Vice-Chairman of the People’s Committee of Ninh Thuan Province, Gulf – with its financial experience and capacity (Gulf is a group of billionaires Sarath Ratanavadi and the third largest power generation company in Thailand) – will be one of the candidates for the province to choose for the LNG Gas Power Project and Ca Na Power Center in the future.
On September 2018, together with the promulgation of specific mechanisms to support Ninh Thuan’s socio-economic development, Vietnam Prime Minister agreed to allow this province to research and develop LNG Ca Na liquefied natural gas and gas power complex with appropriate scale. And since then, Ninh Thuan has planned to promote investment in this project.
And indeed, right after the Government approved the policy for Ninh Thuan to develop LNG gas power complex, many foreign corporations came to Ninh Thuan to consider the possibility of investment projects. Notably, that is the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO). In Ninh Thuan, KEPCO plans to invest in a gas power plant with a capacity of about 3,000 – 4,000 MW, covering an area of about 40 hectares.
Earlier this year, KEPCO went to Ninh Thuan to survey the location and expressed its desire to invest with provincial leaders. And KEPCO is also a potential partner. Currently, in addition to domestic power projects, KEPCO is operating and developing 37 projects in 25 different countries around the world, including nuclear power projects, coal thermoelectricity, gas thermal power, new and renewable energy, mining.
In addition, Total Corporation of France signed an agreement with Ninh Thuan Provincial People’s Committee to research and develop the Ca Na Ninh Thuan Gas Project Complex from November 2018. And recently, this investor has continuously come to Ninh Thuan to discuss issues related to this project. Total also proposed Ninh Thuan Provincial People’s Committee to propose the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Government to add the project to the planning.
As planned, Total will work with partners such as Siemens, Vovatek (Russia) and A&A Vietnam Investment and Technology Company Limited (A&A) to deploy Ca Na Gas Power Project with a total capacity of 4,500 MW, in which phase I is 1,500 MW; total investment is 1.2 billion USD.