Viet Nam to produce nuclear power equipment

Saturday, Aug 06, 2016 08:00

An overview of Doosan Vina in Quang Ngai Province. The local heavy industries manufacturing company will produce equipment for a nuclear power plant in Korea. — VNS Photos Cong Thanh
QUANG NGAI (Biz Hub) — Doosan Heavy Industries Viet Nam (Doosan Vina) has signed a contract to fabricate and supply four tanks for the Korean 1,400Megawatt Shin Kori Units 5 and 6 nuclear power plant.

CEO and General Director of Doosan Vina Yeon In Jung said in a statement that this agreement marks a historical moment as it is the first time nuclear power equipment will be made in Viet Nam.

He said he hoped that Vietnamese technicians would be part of this important milestone in Viet Nams development.

The Shin Koria (Korea) project, which operated three units to power the grid in 2011-16, expects to put the fourth unit into operation in early 2017.

Doosan is one of the four members of a consortium of companies contracted to build Shin Kori 5 and 6.

The signing of the agreement also marked the beginning of a new era of industrialisation processes in Viet Nam.

Doosan Vina, which is situated in the Dung Quat Economic Zone in Binh Son District of Quang Ngi Province, has been certified as a supplier of nuclear products in Southeast Asia by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), a non-profit organisation that evaluates the standards and technical specifications of thermal and nuclear power plants following a survey by a team of nuclear specialists from the United States, Korea and Japan.

Doosan Vina was awarded six new ASME nuclear certificates and four ASME non-nuclear certificates, which were initially awarded by the group in 2008.

Doosan Vina is a high-tech industrial complex in Quang Ngai Province, with nearly 2,500 employees.

The company supplies mega infrastructure products for thermal power plants, desalination plants, cranes and chemical processing equipment.

The company had exports worth $300 million in 2015. — VNS

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