EDF is to lead an international consortium in charge of a gas-fired power generation project at Son My in central Vietnam, after being selected to do so by the Vietnamese government.

The 2,000-MW Son My 1 project in the Binh Thuan coastal province is expected to be commissioned by 2023-2024, EDF said.
EDF will hold a 37.5 per cent stake in the project and is the leader of the consortium, which comprises Vietnam’s Pacific Corp. (25 per cent) and Japanese partners Sojitz (18.75 per cent) and Kyushu (18.75 per cent).

The Son My 1 will be fuelled by the Son My LNG import terminal to be constructed near the power plant, according to Vietnam ‘s largest gas company PV Gas, the investor of the LNG terminal.

Vietnam is targeting to build the Son My terminal, with a capacity of 1 million-3 million mt/year, between 2023 and 2025, as part of the government’s 2035 gas market development master plan, released in January last year.