While it was predicted earlier this year that electricity supply for the southern region would be under pressure in 2014, a recent gas leak at two gas-fueled power plants in the southernmost province of Ca Mau has only exacerbated the situation.
jeudi 20 mars 2014
samedi 1 mars 2014
Vietnam expects to finish building and start operating more than ten nuclear power engines with a total capacity of around 15,000 – 16,000 megawatts per year by 2030, the Department of Thermal and Nuclear Power has announced.
mercredi 29 janvier 2014
Vietnam will not suffer from power shortages due to the delay in construction of its first nuclear power plant until 2020 since around 10 thermal power plants would be built by then, the chief of the Vietnam Energy Association said.
jeudi 16 janvier 2014
Hanoi - Vietnam will delay the construction of its first nuclear power plant by six years, state media reported Thursday, amid concerns over safety and efficiency
lundi 18 novembre 2013
Allocation of oil blocks in Phu Khanh basin of South China Sea could get a quiet burial
dimanche 17 novembre 2013
Vietnam has decided that all future hydropower projects, irrespective of scale, will have to be approved by the Prime Minister.
jeudi 20 décembre 2012
All the rivers in Vietnam, both small and big, have and would have hydropower plants on them. Scientists have expressed their worry that the river system would be torn, which would seriously damage the ecological environment and people’s livelihood.
mercredi 14 novembre 2012
HA NOI — As an experienced country in wind power development, Denmark was willing to share knowledge and technology with Viet Nam and help tap the country's huge potential for this form of renewable energy, said Danish Minister of Climate, Energy and Building Martin Lidegaard.
lundi 29 octobre 2012
The investors of the Nong Son thermopower plant project might feel regret for their decision to let a Chinese company execute the project. Kicked off in 2008, but the project has not been completed.
samedi 20 octobre 2012
According to plan, in 2014, the first nuclear power plant in Vietnam will be constructed in Ninh Thuan province, central Vietnam. However, technology selection, the location of the plant and human resources remain challenges for Vietnam at this moment.
vendredi 21 septembre 2012
Some Korean renewable energy enterprises are exploring the potential for wind power to apply Korean wind power technology in Vietnam.
jeudi 13 septembre 2012
The $460-million Tan Rai alumina plant in Lam Dong province has almost been completed and the facility will be put into operation in October 2012, said the Lam Dong bauxite-alumina project management board.
lundi 19 mars 2012
Vietnam will test-run the country's first alumina plant early in the second quarter starting in April, before moving to full production, a state-run newspaper said on Friday, indicating a slight delay in the project.
lundi 6 février 2012
Alstom and its consortium partner, Hydrochina Huadong Engineering Corp., signed a contract worth about $23.6 million, with Vietnam Electricity, to provide electro-mechanical equipment and technical services for Song Bung 4 hydropower project in Vietnam.
dimanche 1 janvier 2012
Further scientific study has confirmed that the operations of a hydropower plant have caused underground explosions and minor earthquakes in the central province of Quang Nam, Saigon Tiep Thi reported Friday.
samedi 24 décembre 2011
Southeast Asia's largest hydroelectric power station has begun operating to help ease an electricity shortage in fast-growing Vietnam, an official said on December 19.
samedi 12 novembre 2011
The Vietnamese environment minister told the press Thursday that the ministry will consider making hydropower companies pay for damages caused by their discharge of water from dams.
samedi 17 septembre 2011
Vietnam on Friday began construction of its largest private sector power project, amid calls for more investment in the sector in the energy-short nation.
vendredi 19 août 2011
Vietnam's science and technology ministry has ordered a fresh study of the site where the country's first nuclear power station is supposed to be built after scientists warned there was an earthquake and tsunami risk, a newspaper reported on Thursday.
mercredi 17 août 2011
Le Dinh Tien, Vietnam's deputy minister of science and technology, said the country considers safety a priority in its nuclear energy development following the disaster in Japan earlier this year.
lundi 8 août 2011
HANOI - State utility Vietnam Electricity (EVN) group has awarded a $1.3 billion contract to a consortium of Chinese companies to build a coal-fired power plant in Vietnam's southern region, the official Vietnam News Agency reported on Friday.
mercredi 29 décembre 2010
Vietnam's state oil and gas group Petrovietnam said it would start building a $1.2-billion coal-fired power plant in early January in the country's southern region.
samedi 30 octobre 2010
HO CHI MINH CITY - Intel's new billion-dollar factory, which opened Friday and has a clean room the size of five-plus football fields, rises up from former rice paddies like a Walmart on steroids.
jeudi 5 août 2010
A chemical explosion at a power plant in Vietnam has killed two workers and seriously injured four others, officials and state media said Wednesday.
vendredi 21 mai 2010
Vietnam, aiming to accelerate economic growth over the next five years, approved two power projects in the southern province of Soc Trang to meet increasing demand for electricity.
mercredi 28 avril 2010
The Ministry of Industry and Trade has proposed that the government cancels 38 approved hydropower plant projects in the central region as they pose serious threats to the environment and society.
lundi 24 août 2009
Truong Van Hong, vice rector of Vietnam Nuclear Energy Research Institute revealed at the eighth national conference on nuclear technologies that Electricity of Vietnam Corp (EVN) had set up the investment report to set up a nuclear power plant since 2002.
jeudi 26 mars 2009
Nike Inc plans to stop production from three factories in China and one in Vietnam as part of a global review of its supply chain aimed at making the company more efficient, a senior executive said.
vendredi 14 novembre 2008
HANOI — Vietnam has rejected a proposal by South Korea's Posco Group to build a 5.4-billion-dollar steel mill near a coastal resort, citing environmental concerns, state media reported on Friday.
mercredi 4 juin 2008
HANOI - General Electric of the United States and Asian rivals in the nuclear power sector such as Daewoo and Toshiba are among companies looking to win big contracts in Southeast Asia as the region's countries turn to the once-shunned energy source to fuel future economic growth.