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Siemens Gas Turbines for Vietnam and Korea

Posted on April 12, 2006

Siemens Power Generation (PG) will supply the turbine island for a combined cycle power plant in Vietnam. The project is already the fourth major power plant order for Siemens in Vietnam. In Korea, Siemens will build a combined cycle power plant with an installed capacity of 560 megawatts (MW) in a consortium with GS Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd. (GS E&C), Seoul. It is the first turnkey power plant project to be built in Korea under the leadership of a foreign main supplier. The order volume for the two contracts is approximately EUR310 million.

"Vietnam and Korea certainly are interesting power plant markets for us," said Klaus Voges, group president of Siemens Power Generation. "With the Ca Mau and Bugok orders, we are underscoring our strong position in these expanding markets."

The customer for the project Ca Mau II in Vietnam is Lilama Corporation, Hanoi, that is building the power plant for the state oil and gas company Petro Vietnam. Just last November Siemens secured the contract for the power island of the Ca Mau I combined cycle power plant. Ca Mau II is of identical design and is to be built approximately 300 kilometers south of Ho Chi Minh City. The Siemens PG scope of supply comprises two gas turbines, one steam turbine and three generators, including the complete electrical and instrumentation & controls (I&C) equipment. The two natural gas-fired power plants, Ca Mau I and II, each having a capacity of around 750 MW, are scheduled to start operation in 2007 and 2008, respectively.

Power consumption in Vietnam is growing at a rate of around 14 percent annually. With this in mind, the government in Hanoi is planning an ambitious expansion program. By the year 2020, the installed power plant capacity is to be increased from the present 11 gigawatts to 62 gigawatts. Abundant natural gas is available off the Vietnamese coast in the South Chinese Sea for expanding the power generating capacity.

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