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Doosan invests US$ 1.3 billion in power plant

In Uncategorized on December 17, 2010 at 1:58 pm

Doosan invests US$ 1.3 billion in power plant

QĐND – Tuesday, December 14, 2010, 20:20 (GMT+7)

Doosan, the parent company of Doosan Vina, specialising in heavy industry and construction, has just signed a contract, valued at US$ 1.3 billion, to build a power plant in Mong Duong, Quang Ninh Province.

Doosan Vina, its subsidiary in Vietnam, already operating a manufacturing plant in the Dung Quat Economic Zone, will play an important role in the contract, according to the company.

Accordingly, Doosan will provide expertise and technology for partners in building, operating and transferring the power plant.

Representatives of Doosan also said that the project will be implemented by the company, AES-VCM and Mong Duong Power Company, in which Doosan is responsible for supplying technology and equipment to build the hi-tech power plant of Mong Duong with a designed capacity of 1,200 mW.  

The construction of the plant is expected to be finished by June 2015, the investors said.

Source: TBKT

Translated by Thu Nguyen

Source: QDND

POSCO to build auto steel sheet plant in southern China

In Uncategorized on November 16, 2010 at 3:25 am

Hydroelectric plant ready to roll

In Uncategorized on November 10, 2010 at 8:26 am

Mountain-climbers to plant Hanoi’s 1,000th birthday flag on Fansipan

In Uncategorized on November 1, 2010 at 4:11 pm

Intel inaugurates $1 billion chip plant in Vietnam, says biggest ever

In Uncategorized on October 29, 2010 at 8:42 am

Intel, the world’s largest chip maker, opened its Vietnam US$1 billion assembly and test facility on Friday in Ho Chi Minh City, saying the facility is the US corporation’s biggest in the world.

A drum performance for the grand opening of Intel’s Vietnam factory in Ho Chi Minh City on Oct. 29, 2010 (Photo: Tuong Thuy)

Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini and representatives of the Vietnamese government joined a grand opening ceremony held at the plant, which Intel says the largest and most advanced assembly and test facility in its global manufacturing network.

“Today, we’re celebrating a remarkable milestone – the inauguration of Intel’s newest and largest assembly and test facility, right here in Ho Chi Minh City. This is a remarkable achievement in which nearly everyone here played a key role,” Mr. Otellini said.

Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini launches the Vietnam factory in Ho Chi Minh City on Oct. 29, 2010 (Photo: Tuong Thuy)

“Over the summer, the factory started packaging and testing chipsets for laptops and shipping them to our customers around the world. Once fully ramped, the facility is expected to create several thousand jobs, and will be among the biggest exporters in

“When we announced our investment 4 years ago, this was Vietnam’s first $1 billion high-tech project and the biggest-ever investment from an American company. I’ve been told
that Intel’s investment put Vietnam on the map for high-tech investment and helped the country attract significant investments from several leading global technology firms, including FoxConn and Compal.”

The plant is located inside Saigon Hi-Tech Park in District 9.

“First, this is the largest and most sophisticated assembly test facility in Intel’s global manufacturing network – double the size of anything we have built prior. The clean room alone measures 46,000 square meters, equal to the size of five-and-a-half football fields,” said Otellini.

“Then, there are the 400 new, local employees that have already joined the Intel family. Our Vietnam factory employees have received a hundred thousand hours of on-the-job and classroom training and earned hundreds of different types of technical certifications. The employees that work for us here are much more valuable to us than the physical plant itself.”

“When fully utilized, the Vietnam factory will dramatically increase our assembly and test capacity for Intel. It will help us deliver products for mobile computers, which are currently the fastest growing and largest portion of the PC market around the world.

“This factory is truly remarkable, and it will produce products that are platforms for future creativity. Our customers will use them to build world-changing technology.”

Speaking at the event, Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minster Hoang Trung Hai said, “The opening of the assembly and test facility in Vietnam is an important event and supports our goal of accelerating economic transformation led by technology-intensive industries.”

“Intel is also a committed partner for Vietnam government in modernizing the national education system. Intel helps to build a robust information technology ecosystem while fostering local innovation and creating significant high-tech job opportunities.”

“The Vietnamese government views this as an important and meaningful project for the success of the National Strategy of Information Technology Development by 2020,” said the Deputy PM.

Intel President and CEO Otellini reiterated his corporation’s long-term commitment to Vietnam and highlighted the importance of the support Intel has received over the past 4 years from the government, Saigon Hi-Tech Park, suppliers and local employees.

(L-R) Intel Products Vietnam general manager Rick Howarth, Intel Corp. vice president Steve Megli and American Michael Michalak attend the grand opening of Intel’s Vietnam factory in Ho Chi Minh City on Oct. 29, 2010 (Photo: Tuong Thuy)

Meanwhile, Intel Products Vietnam Co., Ltd. general manager Rick Howarth said, “Assembly and test is a critical final step in the end-to-end manufacturing of Intel’s silicon products.”

“We were attracted to Vietnam by a vibrant, skilled workforce with strong potential to increase the complexity and value-add of their contribution to Intel’s global business.”

The facility is one of seven operated by Intel worldwide.
Hochiminh City People Committee chairman Le Hoang Quan said at the ceremony, “City leaders appreciate the efforts of Intel corporation worldwide and  Intel Products Vietnam in both implementing the project and providing consultancy and supports of IT training and development, and community activities, particularly in District 9 where Saigon Hi-tech Park locates.”

“We hope that Intel Corporation and Intel President to continuously provide directions, sufficient technologies and marketing expertise in order to help this Intel factory to come into full operation with high quality products, bringing benefits to Intel and the city.”
“Besides, city leaders also request Intel Corporation to support the city to develop the supporting industries for Intel products at Saigon Hi-tech park, contributing to increase the localized portion in Intel chip production.”

Intel is the first major foreign investor in high technology in Vietnam. The country’s Ministry of Investment and Planning issued an investment license in Feb. 2006 for Intel to build a US$300 million assembly and test facility to produce chips and computer parts. The chip manufacturer later increased its Vietnam investment to US$1 billion.

Construction started in 2007. 

Source: SGGP

Nuclear power plant locations made public

In Uncategorized on October 24, 2010 at 4:04 pm

Nuclear power plant locations made public

QĐND – Saturday, October 23, 2010, 23:12 (GMT+7)

Vietnam’s first two nuclear power plants will be built in the central coastal province of Ninh Thuan, with Plant No. 1 located in Vinh Truong village of Phuoc Dinh commune and the other in Thai An village of Vinh Hai commune.

The sites of these plants were announced at a conference held in Ninh Thuan province on Oct. 22 by the provincial Industrial and Trade Department and the committee in charge of preparation of investments for nuclear power and renewable energy projects.

Located about 20km from Phan Rang-Thap Cham city in the heart of Ninh Thuan province, Plant No. 1 will cover a land area of 502 ha, including 123 ha reserved for its core zone, where the reactor will be situated, and 379 ha for its safety zone. 

The plant will encompass 310 ha of sea with 38 ha designed for a port and its facilities, and 272 ha for a safety zone. The facilities of the plant’s management and operation control boards will cover 20 ha.

The Ninh Thuan Plant No.1 is designed to have four 1,000-MW turbines to produce 4,000 MW. It will used imported fuels which will be transported by ship. Its first turbine is scheduled to start working in 2020.

The Ninh Thuan Plant No.2 will be built on a land area of 514 ha, with 119 ha for its core area and 395 ha for its safety zone.

The plant will have 308 ha of sea, including 36 ha for its port area and 272 ha for its safety zone.

With the same design capacity as the Ninh Thuan Plant No.1, Plant No. 2 is expected to commission its first turbine in 2021, the second in 2022, the third in 2024 and the last in 2025.

At the conference, representatives of the preparatory committee for nuclear power and renewable energy project also reported briefly on preparations for the project and provincial authorities provided information about land clearance on the sites.

Source: Vietnamplus

Source: QDND

Russia: Iran’s nuclear plant to get fuel next week

In Uncategorized on August 15, 2010 at 11:21 am

Russia announced Friday it will begin the startup next week of Iran’s only atomic power plant, giving Tehran a boost as it struggles with international sanctions and highlighting differences between Moscow and Washington over pressuring the Islamic Republic to give up activities that could be used to make nuclear arms.

Uranium fuel shipped by Russia will be loaded into the Bushehr reactor on Aug. 21, beginning a process that will last about a month and end with the reactor sending electricity to Iranian cities, Russian and Iranian officials said.

“From that moment, the Bushehr plant will be officially considered a nuclear energy installation,” said Sergei Novikov, a spokesman for the Russian nuclear agency.

In this photo released by the semi-official Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA), the reactor building of Iran’s Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant is seen, just outside the port city of Bushehr 750 miles (1245 kilometers) south of the capital Tehran, Iran, in this Nov. 30, 2009 file photo.

If Russia carries out its plan, it will end years of foot-dragging on Bushehr. While Moscow signed a $1 billion contract to build the plant in 1995, its completion has been put off for years.

Moscow has cited technical reasons for the delays. But Bushehr has also been an ideal way to gain leverage with both Tehran and Washington.

Delaying the project has given Russia continued influence with Tehran in international attempts to have it stop uranium enrichment — a program Iran says it needs to make fuel for an envisaged reactor network but which also can be used to create fissile warhead material. The delays also have served to placate the U.S., which opposes rewarding Iran while it continues to defy the U.N. Security Council with its nuclear activities.

After Russia said in March that Bushehr would be launched this year, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said that until Iran reassures the world it is not trying to build a nuclear weapon, “it would be premature to go ahead with any project at this time.”

Formally, the U.S. has no problem with Bushehr.

Although at first opposed to Russian participation in the project, Washington and its allies agreed to remove any reference to it in the first set of Security Council sanctions passed in 2006 in exchange for Moscow’s support for those penalties. Three subsequent sanctions resolutions also have no mention of Bushehr.

The terms of the deal commit the Iranians to allow the Russians to retrieve all used reactor fuel for reprocessing. Spent fuel contains plutonium, which can be used to make atomic weapons. Additionally, Iran has said that International Atomic Energy Agency experts will be able to verify that none of the fresh fuel or waste is diverted.

Still, the U.S. sees the Russian move as a false signal to Tehran as Washington strives to isolate Iran politically and economically to force it to compromise on enrichment.

A senior diplomat from an IAEA member nation said Friday the Americans had “raised those concerns with the Russians” in recent weeks. The diplomat, who is familiar with the issue, spoke on condition of anonymity because his information was confidential.

In Washington, State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said Bushehr “does not represent a proliferation risk. … However, Bushehr underscores that Iran does not need its own indigenous enrichment capability. The fact that Russia is providing fuel is the very model the international community has offered Iran.”

Russia, in turn, argues that the Bushehr project is essential for persuading Iran to cooperate with the U.N. nuclear watchdog and fulfill its obligations under international nuclear nonproliferation agreements.

Crowley added: “Our views on the Bushehr project should not be confused with the world’s fundamental concerns with Iran’s overall nuclear intentions, particularly its pursuit of uranium enrichment, and Iran’s willful violation of its international obligations.”

Russian officials did not say why they had decided to move ahead with loading fuel into the Bushehr plant now. But the move could have been triggered in part by Moscow’s desire show the Iranians it can act independently from Washington after its decision to support the fourth set of U.N. sanctions in June and its continued refusal to ship surface-to-air missile systems that it agreed to provide under a 2007 contract to sell the S-300s.

The sophisticated S-300 anti-aircraft missiles would significantly boost Iran’s ability to defend against airstrikes. Israel and the United States have strongly objected to the deal.

Russia has walked a fine line on Iran for years. One of six world powers leading international efforts to ensure Iran does not develop a nuclear weapon, it has strongly criticized the U.S. and the European Union for following up with separate sanctions after the latest U.N. penalties — which Moscow supported — were passed.

Iran’s semiofficial ISNA news agency quoted Vice President Ali Akbar Salehi, who also heads the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, as saying that the country had invited IAEA experts to watch the transfer of fuel, which was shipped about two years ago, into the Bushehr reactor.

“Fuel complexes are sealed (and being monitored by IAEA). Naturally, IAEA inspectors will be there to watch the unsealing,” ISNA quoted Salehi as saying.

Russia has said the Bushehr project has been closely supervised by the IAEA. But the U.N. watchdog has no monitoring authority at the plant beyond ensuring that its nuclear fuel is accounted for, and U.S. and EU officials have expressed safety concerns.

They note that Iran — leery of opening up its nuclear activities to outsiders — refuses to sign on to the Convention on Nuclear Safety, making it subject to international monitoring of its atomic safety standards.

“We expect Iran to meet established international norms and practices to ensure the safe operation of the reactor under full safeguards monitoring” by the IAEA, Crowley said.

Source: SGGP

Two dead, five injured in thermo-power plant explosion

In Uncategorized on August 4, 2010 at 11:19 am

Two workers were killed and five were injured August 3, when an explosion rocked a thermoelectric plant construction site in Hai Phong City’s Thuy Nguyen District.

A view of Hai Phong Thermoelectric Plant’s construction site (Photo: Dan Tri)

Do Thi Thuy, 28 and Le Van Minh, 21 were killed instantly; both were from Thuy Nguyen District.

One out of the five injured workers is Chinese. The injured were hospitalized.

According to witnesses, the explosion occurred as eight workers, including six men and two women, were moving chemicals from the plant’s store to other places.

Tran Huu Nam, general director of Hai Phong Thermoelectric Joint Stock Company, said the contractor, Dong China’s Phuong Company must bear responsibility for the accident.

Preliminary investigations have shown chemicals caused the explosion.

Further investigations are currently underway.

Source: SGGP

Vietnamese and Japanese youths plant trees

In Uncategorized on August 1, 2010 at 7:20 pm

Vietnamese and Japanese youths plant trees

QĐND – Sunday, August 01, 2010, 21:5 (GMT+7)

More than 300 Vietnamese and Japanese volunteers, on July 30th, planted trees in Lang Co Town, Phu Loc District in the central province of Thua Thien – Hue.

The activities are under a forest planting program launched by Japan’s Aeon group. With an investment of 1.32 billion VND, funded by the Japanese group, the program will be carried out from 2010 to 2015.

About 34 ha of forest will be grown. Every year, young people from the two countries will take part in a tree planting campaign.

The program gives a good chance for both Vietnamese and Japanese youth to exchange and share experiences as well as improve the relationship between the two countries.

The program will make Lang Co Town more beautiful and attractive tourist site in Hue City.

Source: Tuoi Tre

Translated by Duy Minh

Source: QDND

Two die in Russia power plant ‘terror act’: firm

In Uncategorized on July 21, 2010 at 3:23 pm

Two people were killed and another two wounded on Wednesday during a “terror act” at a hydroelectric power plant in Russia’s volatile North Caucasus region, state-run power group RusHydro said, citing preliminary information.

File photo of the Baksanskaya hydroelectric power plant in Russia’s Kabardino-Balkaria region

“An explosion took place on the premises of the Baksanskaya hydroelectric power plant” early Wednesday, the company said in a statement. “Two guards died, two people were hospitalized.”

As a result, the power plant’s engine room was on fire, it said.

The power plant is located on the Baksan river in Kabardino-Balkaria, part of the North Caucasus region where Russian authorities are battling a Muslim insurgency.

Source: SGGP