New Billion Dollars Thermal Power Project in Vietnam

Recently, Vietnam is really blooming with a lot of renewable energy projects as many foreign investors choose to set up business in Vietnam in this field.

The Nam Dinh 1 thermal power project, with a total investment capital of 2.2 billion USD, is the largest thermal power project in Nam Dinh so far. The project owner is Nam Dinh 1 Power Co., Ltd but headquartered in Singapore and is a joint venture of two foreign corporations which are Taekwang Power (Korea) and Acwa Power (Saudi Arabia).

Taekwang Power is expanding its portfolio in areas as real estate, petrochemicals; at the same time continuing to increase investment capital in Southeast Asia. In 2008, Taekwang Power established its subsidiary Taekwang Power Holdings to participate in the development of power plants in Vietnam.

Meanwhile, Acwa Power was established in 2004 as a joint venture between Abunayyan Trading Company and Abdulkadir Al Muhaidib & Sons Company together with MADA Group. Acwa Power is trading in power supply and desalination, and is the first private company to operate in this area after Saudi Arabia decided to strengthen its role in the private sector in 2002.

The total investment capital of the Nam Dinh Power Project includes: owner’s equity is 0.56 billion USD, accounting for 25% and loan is 1.68 billion USD, accounting for 75%. The commercial operation date is scheduled for December 2020 with a BOT contract term of 25 years.

The two companies in the joint venture of Acwa Power and Taekwang Power are large and experienced organizations in the field of power generation and supply. Taekwang Power with its subsidiary Taekwang Power Holdings specializes in the field of power supply. Meanwhile, Acwa Power owns a lot of domestic and international power generation and supply projects, especially 10 projects using renewable energy.

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