Survey of Energy Resources 2007
Nuclear Country Notes
A pre-feasibility study for nuclear power development was completed in early 2005 by an exploratory committee set up by the Government in 2001. The study envisages the construction of a 2 000 MWe NPP in either Ninh Phouc or Ninh Hai, both situated in Ninh Thuan province, with anticipated completion during the period 2017-2020.
In May 2006 the chairman of the Vietnamese Atomic Energy Commission (VAEC) was reported as saying that a feasibility study for the NPP project would be completed in 2008. He indicated that if the project received approval, VAEC would organise construction to begin around 2011, with a view to completing the project by 2017. He added that the feasibility study had been ordered by the Ministry of Industry in anticipation of Vietnam's readiness to construct two to four reactors of 2 000-4 000 MWe by 2020.