Work starts on wind power plant in Bac Lieu

Hoa Binh 1 Wind Power Company, a member of the Phuong Anh Group, has broken ground on the Hoa Binh 1 wind power project in the Mekong Delta Province of Bac Lieu.

Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony today, June 1, on the sidelines of the Vietnam Seas and Islands Week in Bac Lieu, Dao Hai Linh, general director of the company, said the project has a total investment of some VND3 trillion and will begin generating electric power in late 2020.

According to Linh, the wind power plant covers a water surface area of about 1,000 hectares and has a total capacity of 50 MW. Once operating, it can generate 161,000 MWh per year.

Linh said the plant’s power generation will contribute to the national power grid, according to a long-term contract between the company and Vietnam Electricity Group (EVN).

“The project will contribute to ensuring the country’s energy security and its environmentally friendly power generation will help reduce environmental pollution,” he added.

Chairman of Bac Lieu Province Duong Thanh Trung said the Hoa Binh 1 wind power plant is the third wind power project in the province’s coastal area.

The project is part of the development orientation of the province and the government to ensure the protection of the environment and sustainable development, while promoting the province’s potentials and strengths.

Trung said this project, together with other wind power projects in the coastal area, and especially the 3,200 MW liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fired power plant, will become one of the five economic pillars of the province.

According to Trung, Cong Ly Company is operating a wind power project with total capacity of 99.2 MW in the province, the largest of its kind in Vietnam.

“The company is undertaking investment procedures to build the third phase of the project, with total capacity of 142 MW. Investment procedures of two other projects with capacity of 100 MW have been complete,” Trung said.

The province also has 14 other wind power projects, with a total capacity of 3,000 MW, including those still seeking approval. “The dream of making Bac Lieu become a hub of clean and renewable energy in the country is becoming true,” Trung said.