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Green light for Quang Tri wind power plant

Released at: 09:31, 12/08/2015

Green light for Quang Tri wind power plant

Construction will bring to five the number of wind power plants in Vietnam.

by Hoai An

The Quang Tri Provincial People’s Committee has recently approved the building of the Huong Linh 2 Wind Power Plant in Huong Hoa district in the central province, with total investment of VND1.4 trillion ($65.7 million) and a 50-year operating lifespan.

The plant will cover an area of about 12 ha will have 15 wind turbines with a capacity of 2MW each, for a total capacity of 30MW. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2016.

This is Vietnam’s fifth wind power plant, following three others in Binh Thuan and another in the Mekong Delta’s Bac Lieu province.

A clean energy source, wind power is expected to replace traditional forms of energy in the future.

Upon completion the project will address electricity shortages, promote local economic development, and create jobs for local workers.

The Binh Thuan Wind Power Joint Stock Company held a breaking ground ceremony on July 21 for the first phase of its Phu Lac Wind Power Plant in Tuy Phong district, south-central Binh Thuan province.

The plant has a total area of 400 ha and investment of VND1 trillion ($46.5 million). The first phase will be completed and put into operation in September 2016.

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