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Latest wind power plant breaks ground

Released at: 11:58, 23/07/2015

Latest wind power plant breaks ground

Construction of first phase of Binh Thuan plant starts, with completion expected in September next year.

by Hoai An

The Binh Thuan Wind Power Joint Stock Company held a breaking ground ceremony on July 21 for the first phase of the Phu Lac Wind Power Plant in Tuy Phong district, south-central Binh Thuan province. This is the fourth wind power plant in Vietnam, following two others in Binh Thuan and another in the Mekong Delta’s Bac Lieu province.

Phu Lac has a total area of 400 ha and investment of VND1 trillion ($46.5 million), of which 85 per cent comes from the German Bank for Reconstruction and Development (KFW). In the first phase it is designed to have 12 turbines with a capacity of 24 MW and will use technology from Denmark. The main contractor, the Hydro China Corporation, has committed that the first phase will be completed and put into operation in September 2016.

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.

Binh Thuan now accounts for 30 per cent of the wind power generated in Vietnam, with over ten registered investment projects and a total capacity of 1,180 MW.

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