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Work starts on Mekong Delta’s biggest mainland wind project

Update: October, 13/2020 - 08:03

 

Delegates attend the plant's groundbreaking ceremony. — VNA/VNS Photo Nhật Bình

BẠC LIÊU — Hacom Bạc Liêu Energy JSC on Sunday started construction on the first phase of Hòa Bình 5 wind power farm on 28ha in Vĩnh Thịnh Commune, Hòa Bình District, the Mekong Delta province of Bạc Liêu.

The first phase of the project, with a total investment of VNĐ3.2 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 Giá Rai-Bạc Liêu 2 transmission line, General Director of Hacom Bạc Liêu Energy Trần Phú Chiến said.

The project will be integrated with aquaculture production to improve land use effectiveness and is expected to contribute more than VNĐ80 billion to the State budget per year, he added.

Chiến 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 Dương Thành Trung said since 2010, Bạc Liêu 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 Bạc Liêu JSC with legal procedures and solve any problems, particularly in regards to land clearance as Hòa Bình 5 and other wind power projects form one of the province’s five development pillars. — VNS

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