VietNamNet Bridge – The Song Da Corporation will send 2,000 workers and engineers to Russia and Japan for training with a major on nuclear power construction from 2-3 years, starting from 2013.
Mr. Le Van Ton, a senior official from the Song Da Corporation, said that these people will be the major labor force of Vietnam who joined the Russian and Japanese contractors to build the Ninh Thuan 1 and Ninh Thuan 2 nuclear power plants in the coming years.
In early February, Song Da 5 signed a contract with Russian company NIAEP to send some Vietnamese workers to Russia to build Russia’s Rostov nuclear power plant. This is a major project of Russia, with 4 turbines with a capacity of 4,000 MW. Two of them have been operating and the remaining two turbines are scheduled for completion in 2015.
Song Da 5 is the contractor in the field of hydro power, urban infrastructure, industrial parks. It has participated in the construction of large power projects such as Son La, Lai Chau and Song Bung 4.
According to the decision of the Prime Minister, by 2030 Vietnam will build 13 nuclear power reactors.
In the first phase, from now to 2015, Vietnam will complete the approval of investment projects, the location, the selection of contractors, preparation of core technical experts to start building the first nuclear power plant.
It is expected that by 2020, the construction of the first turbine of the Ninh Thuan 1 nuclear power plant will be completed, with a capacity of 1,000 MW and the second turbine will be put into operation in 2021.
At the same time, construction of the Ninh Thuan 2 nuclear power plant and the preparation for finding locations for the construction of other nuclear power plants will be kicked off.
The plan by 2025, the total capacity of nuclear power plants will reach about 8,000 MW and will increase to 15,000 MW by 2030 (accounting for 10% of the total power output).