Overview

The Vietnamese energy landscape is changing.

The challenge

Vietnam has one of the fastest-growing economies in the Asia-Pacific region, and the need for more power is growing quickly. While gas power can help Vietnam with its new power needs, keeping existing plants up and running is not just a priority, it’s mandatory. 

The solution

In October 2020, GE announced a new contract with Vietnamese state-owned power utility Power Generation Joint Stock Corporation 3 (EVN GENCO 3) to continue to supply parts and services for its Phu My 2.1 and 4 Power Plants. The two plants are located in the 3,900-MW Phu My Power Generation Center in the southern part of the country and provide approximately 10% of the country’s energy needs.

Outcomes

Powering Vietnam

of Vietnam’s electricity provided by GE technology

39

MXL upgrades performed on GT13E2 gas turbines

14 million

GT13E2 operating hours

2,000

GE employees in Vietnam

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As the largest power generation center in Vietnam, we have a responsibility to ensure continued operations and no downtime of our facilities. Being the OEM provider for our current fleet, choosing GE was the natural choice to help us utilize the full potential of our plant assets. We have benefitted from GE’s proven track record of providing high-quality technology and services. GE’s support has been exceptional throughout the COVID pandemic and with this service agreement, we trust in the company's ability to continue to support us in achieving our business goals.

Mr. Dinh Quoc Lam

Chairman of the Board of Directors of Power Generation Corporation 3

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The five-year service agreement includes the provision of new and reconditioning parts, and on-site services for four GE GT13E2 gas turbines and STF-D200 combined cycle steam turbine units, helping to increase EVN GENCO 3’s power plants’ safe and reliable operations and efficiency.

GE’s GT13E2 gas turbines have been powering the two plants since 1997. GE upgraded the units to MXL2s over several years since 2016, resulting in an increased output of approximately 6%, and improved efficiency levels from 51.8% to 53.7%.

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, in July, GE executed and completed a complex outage at the Phu My 4 power plant safely and on-time. The outage was performed by EVN GENCO3 with remote support of GE Engineering and Technical Advisors, with an estimated savings of half million dollars of normal outage budget —and exceeded EVN GENCO 3’s expectations.