The first ten turbines of a wind farm in the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu have generated 20,000 MW for the national grid so far.

According to the plant’s management board, the ten turbines of the first phase of the project are operating at 30-35 percent of their designed capacity.

The installation of an additional 52 turbines in the project’s second phase with a total investment of over 4.19 trillion VND (197 million USD) is being sped up. These facilities are expected to be put into operation by the end of 2015.

The wind farm, covering 500 hectares in coastal Vinh Trach Dong commune, Bac Lieu city, is invested by the Cong Ly Construction-Trading-Tourism company with a sum of over 5.2 trillion VND (244.4 million USD).

Once complete, the farm is expected to contribute 320 million kWh to the national grid every year.-VNA