Cà Mau Gas-Power-Fertilizer Complex

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Cà Mau Gas-Power-Fertilizer Complex (Vietnamese: Dự án Khí - Điện - Đạm Cà Mau) is a complex of gas pipeline, urea plant, thermal power plant in commune of Khánh An, U Minh District, Cà Mau Province, southern Vietnam. The project is located by the junction of two rivers, near to Lower U Minh National Park, a low wetland area.

Along with the Cần Thơ Bridge it is one of the largest projects in the Mekong Delta.[1]

The complex was invested by Petrovietnam and includes two thermal gas-fuelled power plants (total capacity of 1,500 MW, main equipment supplied by Siemens), an 18-inch-wide (460 mm) and 330-kilometre-long (210 mi) gas pipeline, a urea plant (800,000 metric tons per annum). The 18-inch pipeline originates in PM3 gas field in the overlapping area between Malaysia and Vietnam and runs on the seabed 298 kilometers, gets landfall at Mui Tram, runs onshore 27 km to the complex. Natural gas transported through this pipeline is fed to the power plants and fertilizer plants. Total designed transportation capacity of this pipeline reaches 2 billion cubic meters per annum. The construction of this pipeline achieved completion in February 2007. Both power plants were put into operation on 27 December 2008.[2] The contractor of the pipeline was Vietsovpetro, of the power plants was LILAMA, main equipment of power plant was supplied by Siemens.

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  1. ^ Ngo The Vinh Mekong-The Occluding River: The Tale of a River "this is one of the two largest projects in the Mekong Delta the other being the Cà Mau Gas-Power-Fertilizer Complex"
  2. ^ "PM3-Ca Mau Gas Pipeline and two power plants inaugurated".