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Power Shortage in Vietnam Eased by Helping Hand from Block 06.1 Vietnam Project
27 May, 2005

The ongoing power shortage in the north of Vietnam is to be substantially alleviated by a 4-million-kWh daily backup from southern power stations and increased gas supplies from the southern Nam Con Son gas field.

Faced with a serious power shortage in the north, EVN requested that the Viet Nam Oil and Gas Corporation (PetroVietnam) increase its gas supply from 10.08 million to 13.2 million cu.m per day, to feed the nation’s gas-fired power plants more efficiently.

BP Viet Nam, ONGC Videsh, Petrovietnam and Conoco Philips, said they have successfully resolved the bottlenecking of Lan Tay platform and Dinh Co Terminal, increasing the capacity to 13.2 million cubic metres of gas per day (30 per cent above design capacity).

The increased natural gas production has allowed EVN to boost its gas-based power generation, to compensate for the diminished capacity of the nation’s hydro-electric power stations brought on by the current drought. Natural gas from Nam Con Son is supplied to PetroVietnam, which will in turn supply the 3,600MW Phu My power complex.


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