Work starts on Mekong Delta’s biggest mainland wind project hinh anh 1Hacom Bac Lieu Energy JSC on October 11 starts construction on the first phase of Hoa Binh 5 wind power farm. (Photo: VNA)

Bac Lieu (VNA) –
Hacom Bac Lieu Energy JSC on October 11 started construction on the first phase of Hoa Binh 5 wind power farm on an area of 28 hectares in Vinh Thinh commune, Hoa Binh district, the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu.

The first phase of the project, which has a total investment of 3.2 trillion VND (138 million USD), is designed to have 26 wind turbines with a capacity of 3.0 – 4.2 MW each.

It will be the biggest mainland wind farm in the Mekong Delta.

The plant will be connected with the national power grid on the 220kV Gia Rai – Bac Lieu 2 transmission line, General Director of Hacom Bac Lieu Energy Tran Phu Chien said.

The project will be integrated with aquaculture production to improve land use effectiveness and is expected to contribute more than 80 billion VND to the State budget per year, he added.

Chien further noted that scheduled to complete in October 2021, the project will generate over 280 million kWh of electricity annually.

Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Duong Thanh Trung said since 2010, Bac Lieu has been home to 10 wind power projects, including one completed and nine under construction, with total capacity of more than 660 MW and combined investment of over 1 billion USD.

Trung urged local departments and agencies to help the Hacom Bac Lieu JSC with legal procedures and timely solve any problems, particularly in land clearance as Hoa Binh 5 and other wind power projects form one of the province’s five development pillars./.