(EnergyAsia, June 23, Tuesday) — Germany’s Siemens said it has been awarded the contract to supply the power island for the Nhon Trach 2 combined cycle power plant.

The contract was awarded by the Vietnam Machinery Erection Corporation (LILAMA) as contractor for the owner, PetroVietnam.

Official say Nhon Trach 2, located 60 km south east of Ho Chi Minh city, is a major additional generating facility to help meet Vietnam’s growing demand for electricity. It follows the successful operation of key power projects such as the Phu My 3 and Ca Mau 1 and 2 combined cycle power plants.

Subsidiary Siemens Energy will supply key components including two SGT5-4000F gas turbines, one SST5-5000 steam turbine, three SGen5-1000A air-cooled generators, two heat recovery steam generators and related equipment in the power island.

Another subsidiary, Siemens Energy Service, will provide the long-term maintenance services.

Erdal Elver, President and CEO of Siemens Vietnam, said:

“With a capacity of approximately 750 megawatts (MW), Nhon Trach 2 CCPP will be a major additional generating facility for Vietnam in the period of 2011-2012. Together with Phu My 2-1 Extension, Phu My 3 and Ca Mau 1&2 CCPP, it will increase the total national power supply capacity significantly thus helping to meet the increasing power demand of the fastest growing country in Southeast Asia.”

Siemens Vietnam began operating in 1979 when it supplied and installed the country’s first two industrial steam turbines.

Siemens’ energy sector is the world’s leading supplier of a complete spectrum of products, services and solutions for the generation, transmission and distribution of power and for the extraction, conversion and transport of oil and gas.