Chinese power producer Wuhan Kaidi Electric Power Engineering has awarded a contract to Alstom to design and supply two 300MW circulating fluidised bed (CFB) boilers for the coal-fired power plant in Vietnam.

Known as the Thang Long Thermal Power Plant, the project is expected to generate more than 4,000GWh of electricity annually to meet the growing power demand in the country.

The CFB boilers are designed to burn anthracite, which will be sourced locally, in the most clean and efficient conditions to generate power while complying with the NOx and SOx emissions standard.

The boilers also eliminate the need of additional back-end flue gas treatment such as SCR or FGD systems.

Alstom boilers product line vice-president Pascal Radue said: "We are excited to play a part in helping the burgeoning Vietnamese economy achieve its growth goals and its strategic energy objectives."

Wuhan Kaidi Electric Power Engineering serves as the contractor of the thermal power project, which is being developed by power generation company, Thang Long Power Plant.

The company said that the project will strengthen the nation’s energy security while creating more jobs in the province.