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Tra Vinh (VNA) – Woojin Construction Co.,Ltd from the Republic of Korea (RoK) will pour more than 4.9 trillion VND (247.6 million USD) into construction of the second phase of the RoK-Tra Vinh wind power plant in Truong Long Hoa commune, Duyen Hai town, the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh.

The 96-megawat plant will span nearly 2,500 hectares of land and water surface. It has 48 wind turbines, which are expected to generate more than 332,438 MWh of power per year.

The project aims to support the national power grid and ensure energy security for the province and neighbouring localities.

Construction of the project’s first plant was launched on February 24. The plant, worth 130 million USD, was designed with a total capacity of 48 megawatts. Upon completion in next February, it will generate over 173,000 MWh of power every year.

According to Tran Anh Dung, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, the Ministry of Industry and Trade approved a plan to develop wind power in Tra Vinh province through 2020 and with a vision towards 2030, targeting wind power output of 634 million kWh by 2020.

The province has planned six wind power projects in coastal areas in Duyen Hai district and Duyen Hai town, including three in Truong Long Hoa commune, two in Hiep Thanh commune and one in Dong Hai commune.-VNA