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ABB wins Vietnam coal plant automation deal

ABB has won a repeat order from Doosan Heavy Industries to automate a 600 MW supercritical coal-fired power plant in Vietnam.

The project is an expansion of the Vinh Tan 4 plant east of Ho Chi Minh City and once completed, it is die to add an extra 5600 MW to the national grid.

ABB’s Symphony Plus automation system will control the plant’s boiler, turbine generator and auxiliaries.

Vinh Tan 4 plant east of Ho Chi Minh City

Speaking at Asia Power Week in Seoul last week, Manjay Khazanchi, head of the Asia Pacific hub of ABB’s Power Generation unit, said: “A huge transformation in energy demand is taking place globally, and the focus is now on Asia.

“Over the next two decades, Asia accounts for three-quarter of projected global energy demand, driven by rapid industrialization, population growth and urbanization. While the world is moving away from coal, Asia’s dependence on it is becoming inevitable.”

“Even so, the deployment of clean coal technology will represent more than half of total installed capacity, ensuring higher efficiency and lower emissions from coal generation.”