In the meeting of 28 & # 39; November, Hoang Trung Nguyen – Deputy Director General of Coal and Minerals Group (TKV) said that the group provided sufficient 2.6 million tons & # 39; Quang Ninh coal for Thermo Power signed in 2018 between the two companies, even exceeded the signed plan.
In addition, CVT and Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) discussed and agreed to allocate 30,000 tons in recent days & # 39; in November and 200,000 tons & # 39; Coal f & # 39; December. It is estimated that the coal supplied to Quang Ninh Thermal Power is more than 2.8 million tons, higher than the signed contract.
Trung also said that the plant & # 39; & # 39 thermal energy; Quang Ninh is in danger to stop production due to lack of & # 39; coal "just jiddefletti the machine according to the electric mobilization situation".
"Usually they run 3 units, where high mobilized, run 4 units, then fell to 2. We guarantee under the signed contract, signed before even exceeded the plan," said Trung. .
Accordingly, to ensure the security source, in addition to providing & # 39; day of coal, the factory has proposed to increase the supply TKV to ensure inventory at the factory. However, during the meetings held between November 2018 under the leadership of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, TKV and North East Corporation undertook to ensure sufficient coal in accordance with the signed contract for thermal power plant, however, does not guarantee that factories increase the inventory reserve, increase electricity production to demand.
In addition, one of the obstacles mentioned by Trung, the plant & # 39; & # 39 Thermal Energy; Quang Ninh is one of the factories & # 39; EVN not signed long-term contract with & # 39; TKV to supply coal. "This is one of the reasons why this group did not have the power to balance the demand of the plant long-& # 39; time, and manage b & # 39; actively production to increase the production on demand ", he commented.
Mr Nguyen Hoang Trung – Deputy General Director of the CVT. Photo: Hoai Thu
"From 2010 to 2014, Vinacomin again & # 39; offered to sign a long term contract to supply coal to the plant & # 39; thermal energy. Since 2017 also reported to the Ministry of Industry and trade on the status & # 39; many thermal power plants which have not signed, the ministry also assessed that it makes it difficult for plans & # 39; manufacturers' investment, "said Trung.
According to Trung, both sides must agree to sign a contract & # 39; long-term coal supply to provide b & # 39; actively plant and arrange b & # 39; actively production and investment & # 39; TKV.
Previously, to share & # 39; VnExpressLe Duy Hanh, Chairman of the Joint Stock Company Quang Ninh Thermo-electric, the managing director of the Quang Ninh Thermo Power Plant, said that by mid-November, the company ceased operation & # 39; two of four & # 39; power plants. Lack & # 39; coal production. Suspension & # 39; two units caused the plant loses about 10 million kWh per day, equivalent to a loss of & # 39; more than 13 billion. This is the first time that the factory did not meet the coal production.
B & # 39; reference to the demand for coal in the country in 2018, said Nguyen Hoang Trung, supply and demand have changed compared to & # 39; before. Plants & # 39; receive more energy than coal signed, to 5.4 million tonnes by 2017.
Additionally, many thermal power plants increased demand for coal increased at the same time, in the context of & # 39; complicated weather conditions, and caused many difficulties for Vinacomin to organize production. export, processing and deployment of coal supply.
However, the leader of the group said that the supply of coal for electricity production, Vinacomin complied with the contracts signed with power plants. In order to continue supplying coal to power plants, TKV insists that will mobilize up to maximum levels & # 39; inventory, including strategic stocks and imports & # 39; about 500,000 tons of & # 39; coal to be mixed and supplied to consumers. .
2019 predicts that coal demand for electricity will continue & # 39; high, & # 39; over 38 million tons. "The group plans to produce 39 million tons of & # 39; raw coal, processing 36 million tons of & # 39; clean coal, failure, TKV will be imported for blending with coal produced in the country to reach standards for supply. home, "said Trung.
According to Trung, in 2019, there are some difficulties because the demand for coal for electricity production in the past vary and depend largely on the mobilization of power plants fired. Meanwhile, the price of coal for housing is now lower than the market price and below the implementation cost in 2018 about 200,000 VND per ton. The cost of & # 39; TKV 2019 is estimated at VND1.66 million per tonne, virtually VND 63,000 (about 4%), mainly due to technological standards, fuel prices …
The leaders & # 39; TKV suggest that pricing policies for coal blended with imported coal and domestic coal production must be calculated to CVT can & # 39; take initiative in calculating import plans to meet the demand for thermal power plants from scratch. 2019. "If not" fast "then the next few months will continue to fall in the current situation," said Deputy CVT.