Trà Vinh gives licence for wind power project


TRÀ VINH — Trà Vinh Province’s Management Board of Economic Zones on Tuesday granted an investment registration certificate to two investors to develop the first phase of the Duyên Hải Wind Power Project.

The investors are HCM City-based Asia Energy Petroleum Corporation, and Unison eTech Co Ltd from South Korea.

To be located in Duyên Hải District’s Đông Hải Commune, the plant will see an investment of VNĐ2.8 trillion (US$125 million) in its first phase, whose design capacity is 48.3MW from 21 turbines, at 2.3MW each.

Once operational in December 2019, the project is expected to generate over 135,200MWh per year.

Nguyễn Quỳnh Thiên, deputy director of the Management Board of Economic Zones, said that as per the southern province’s wind power development plan till 2020 (with a vision to 2030), Trà Vinh plans to set up six wind power plants in Duyên Hải District and Duyên Hải Town. Of these, three plants will be located at Trường Long Hòa, two at Hiệp Thanh Commune, and one at Đông Hải Commune.

The total installed capacity of these wind power plants is estimated to be 270MW, producing 634 million kWh, he added.

Previously, the board had granted an investment licence to Trà Vinh 1 Power Plant Co Ltd and allowed Ecotech Company and Thái Hòa Company to study and measure wind power for their investment plans.

Source: Vietnam News