Work starts on Mekong Delta’s biggest mainland wind project

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2020 08:03

Delegates attend the plant's groundbreaking ceremony. — VNA/VNS Photo Nhat Binh

Hacom Bac Lieu Energy JSC on Sunday started construction on the first phase of Hoa Binh 5 wind power farm on 28ha in Vinh Thinh Commune, Hoa Binh District, the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu.

The first phase of the project, with a total investment of VND3.2 trillion (US$138 million), is designed to have 26 wind turbines with a capacity of 3-4.2 MW each.

It will be the biggest mainland wind farm in the Mekong Delta.

The plant will be connected with the national power grid on the 220kV Gia Rai-Bac Lieu 2 transmission line, General Director of Hacom Bac Lieu Energy Tran Phu Chien said.

The project will be integrated with aquaculture production to improve land use effectiveness and is expected to contribute more than VND80 billion to the State budget per year, he added.

Chien noted that the project, scheduled to be completed in October 2021, will generate more than 280 million kWh of electricity annually.

Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Duong Thanh Trung said since 2010, Bac Lieu has been home to 10 wind power projects, including one completed and nine under construction, with a total capacity of more than 660 MW and combined investment of some $1 billion.

Trung urged local departments and agencies to help Hacom Bac Lieu JSC with legal procedures and solve any problems, particularly in regards to land clearance as Hoa Binh 5 and other wind power projects form one of the province’s five development pillars. — VNS

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