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Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems trains EVN staff

Released at: 18:22, 13/12/2018

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems trains EVN staff

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Trainees finish studies in Japan based on Vietnam's plans for expanding thermal power plants.

by Hong Nhung

Japanese joint venture Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) has completed the tutoring of trainees from Vietnam’s State-owned power utility Electricity of Vietnam (EVN).

Seven trainees received practical training in MHPS’s Quality Management System (QMS) and in other areas at the Takasago Works in Hyogo Prefecture. Vietnam is planning to expand its thermal power generating capacity, and this program will help support the country’s development by training the necessary personnel.

With demand for electricity in Vietnam increasing, the training program was developed based on EVN’s desire to enhance its comprehensive QMS in power plant development overall, including in new plant investment plans, construction, and operations and maintenance (O&M). The trainees studied MHPS’s QMS in depth in order to gain technical expertise.

Under Vietnam’s Revised Power Development Master Plan VII (PDP 7) announced by the government in 2016, the country plans to build new thermal power plants with a combined generating capacity of approximately 55,000 MW between 2016 and 2030.

Further, with the current increase in environmental awareness, there is a growing need for facilities that contribute to curbing CO2 emissions, such as high-efficiency coal-fired power plants and gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) installations. At the same time, demand is increasing for flue-gas desulfurization and other air quality control systems (AQCS) for installation, primarily in existing coal-fired power plants.

Going forward, MHPS will respond with thorough precision to the robust demand for power generation in Vietnam and by focusing on close cooperation with EVN and other companies, including supporting the development of personnel needed for planning, construction, and operation and maintenance of thermal power plants through trainee programs such as this, contributing to the stabilization of the country’s power supply.

MHPS received an order a few months ago for two sets of steam turbine power generation systems for the Nghi Son 2 thermal power project in north-central Thanh Hoa province, led by the Marubeni Corporation and the Korea Electric Power Company (KEPCO).

The new plant will have a total generation capacity of 1,330 MW and will help drive Vietnam’s economic growth and enhance its global competitiveness. The plant is due to be completed and commence operations in 2022.

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