Vietnam’s Bạc Liêu wind power plant marks one billionth kWh

Construction News Vietnam
Turbins of Bạc Liêu wind power plant. Photo

The Bạc Liêu wind power plant in the Mekong Delta province of Bạc Liêu marked its one billionth kWh at a ceremony late last week.

Financed by Công Lý construction-trade-tourism company headquartered in Cà Mau Province, the plant costs more than VNĐ5.2 trillion (US$223 million at the current exchange rate).

It has 62 turbines with a total capacity of 99.2 MW, and began to generate electricity for the national grid in June 2013.

In his speech at the event, chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Dương Thành Trung said the plant has paved the way for other offshore wind power projects in the locality and the country.

The province is home to 24 wind power projects. Two of them with a combined capacity of 99.2MW have been put into use with output connected to the national grid reaching 300 million kWh per year.

Four wind power projects are currently under construction in the province with a total capacity of 292 MW. All of them are expected to be completed no later than November 2021.

When all the projects are put into use, the province expects to provide more than 9,600kWh to the national grid.

According to local authorities, the province will maximise its potential and capacity to develop the renewable energy industry.