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Doosan Heavy wins $787m power plant order from Vietnam

South Korean power plant builder Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co. said Tuesday it has signed a $787 million deal to build a coal-fired power plant in northeastern Vietnam.

Under the deal with Vapco, a Vietnamese unit of the state-run Korea Electric Power Corp. (Kepco), Doosan Heavy Industries will build the plant and provide equipment including boilers from March 2021 to February 2025, the company said in a regulatory filing.

Early this month, the board of Kepco decided to take part in the $2.2 billion Vung Ang 2 project to build the 1,200-megawatt power plant, holding a 40 percent stake in Vapco.

Japan's Mitsubishi Group will also hold a 40 percent stake in Kepco's Vietnamese unit, and South Korean builder Samsung C&T Corp. will participate in the project along with Doosan Heavy Industries.

Kepco struck a preliminary deal with Vietnam's industry ministry in April 2009 for the project. (Yonhap)