|The wind farm in Sóc Trăng is a pioneer and large-scale project in the field of using clean energy to produce electricity. — Photo nangluongvietnam.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The Super Wind Energy Công Lý Sóc Trăng Joint Stock Company began building the first wind farm in the Mekong Delta province of Sóc Trăng on Tuesday.
The project is located in Lai Hòa Ward, Vinh Châu Town, and its land use requirement is 2,489ha.
The project has a total capacity of 98 megawatts (MW) and is invested in three phases, including the first phase with a capacity of 30MW, the second phase with a capacity of 30MW and the third one with a capacity of 38MW.
The total investment capital for three phases is more than VNĐ5.39 trillion (US$237 million).
Of this, the first phase has a size of 15 wind turbine masts, covering 370ha. The total investment of the phase, which will be implemented within 36 months, is over VNĐ1.68 trillion.
Tô Hoài Dân, chairman cum general director of Super Wind Energy Công Lý Sóc Trăng, said this is a pioneer and large-scale project in the field of using clean energy to produce electricity.
The project has great, long-lasting and sustainable benefits, not only contributing to the self-balancing of power sources in the Mekong Delta, but more importantly, contributing to the economic restructuring of the region and boosting tourism development. In addition, the wind plant will help stimulate investment in other industrial projects in the region, protect the living environment, reduce the impact of climate change, create jobs and increase revenue for local budgets, Dân added. — VNS