Viet Nam teams up with Denmark on wind power

Thursday, Dec 07, 2017 10:45

Vestas president (centre) and THC chairman (right) introduce the potential of wind farms in Hướng Linh Commune. — VNS Photo Phuong Thao

Tan Hoang Cau Joint Stock Corporation (THC) and Denmark’s Vestas Wind Systems A/S on Wednesday signed a turbine supply contract and a memorandum of understanding on accelerating wind farm development in Viet Nam.

According to the contract, Vestas will supply turbines for the Huong Linh 1 wind farm with total investment of more than 22 million euros (US$26 million) over a period of eight months.

In addition, the two parties will jointly implement the pre-development of Huong Linh 3, Huong Linh 4 and Huong Linh 5 wind farms, which are all located around Huong Linh Commune, Huong Hoa District in the central province of Quang Tri.

According to Viet Nam’s revised Power Development Master Plan VII, the Government has set a target of generating 800 MW of power by wind by 2020, around 2,000 MW in 2025 and approximately 6,000 MW by 2030.

Therefore, THC is collaborating with Vestas to study the potential of wind farms in Huong Linh and then propose the total potential capacity.

Based on the infrastructural development progress, the area of study will be developed in phases of six sub-projects with a minimum capacity of 30MW. Both will conduct wind and site studies to select turbine locations for the sub-projects. — VNS

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