German engineering groyup Siemens is to supply the power island for a new gas-fired combined cycle plant in Vietnam.

Hanoi-based Lilama Corp is building the Ca Mau II power plant for the state oil and gas company Petro Vietnam and is identical to the Ca Mau I combined cycle power plant announced last November. Ca Mau II, located some 300 km south of Ho Chi Minh City will see Siemens supply two gas turbines, one steam turbine and three generators, including the complete electrical and instrumentation & controls (I&C) equipment.

The two natural gas-fired power plants, Ca Mau I and II, each having a capacity of around 750 MW, are scheduled to start operation in 2007 and 2008 respectively.

In Korea, Siemens will build the 560 MW Bugok II CCGT in consortium with Seoul-based GS Engineering & Construction Co (GS E&C), Seoul. It is the first turnkey power plant project to be built in Korea under the leadership of a foreign main supplier. The project, being developed for GS Electric Power Services Co, is scheduled to start commercial operation in early 2008. It is being constructed directly adjacent to Bugok I, approximately 100 km southwest of Seoul. Siemens will supply two gas turbines, a steam turbine, three generators, two heat-recovery steam generators, including the ancillary systems, low-voltage electronics and the I&C equipment. GS E & C is responsible for the civil engineering and construction.

The two contracts are worth approximately €310 million.