Trung Nam Group to set 16 wind turbines in service in Ninh Thuan

13:53 | 04/05/2020
16 wind turbines are expected to be launched soon in the south-central province of Ninh Thuan as part of a $600 million solar and wind farm complex invested by Trung nam Group.

So far, Ninh Thuan has approved 13 wind power projects with a designed capacity of 680MW and has already put three into operation.

One of these projects is a solar-wind farm complex invested by Trung Nam Group. The complex, when completed, will supply a total of 950 kWh per year to the national grid. The wind farm components of the project will be rolled out in three phases, using a total investment capital of $600 million.

With the first phase already completed, a source from Trung Nam Group revealed that the 16 wind turbines of the second phase were certified for technical standards in a trial operation a few days ago.

These turbines were reportedly built at the solar wind power farm complex in Ninh Thuan earlier this year, according to Vietnam News Agency.

trung nam group to set 16 wind turbines in service in ninh thuan
Trung Nam Group will launch the second phase of its wind project in Ninh Thuan

Furthermore, they are slated to provide 179 million kWh of electricity annually from the third quarter of 2020.

Experts are rather optimistic that the wind power project would make the grade, producing more green energy for the country.

In the first stage, 17 wind turbines have been completed last year, adding 40MW or 110 million kWh per year to the national grid.

The 16-turbine second stage, designed with a capacity of 64MW, will start producing renewable energy later this year.

Besides, the groundwork for the 12-turbine third phase with 48MW capacity will be put underway in the third quarter of this year.

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has proposed the government to maintain the feed-in tariff for wind power until December 2023 due to the negative effect of COVID-19, and then conduct bids and auctions to select investors for new projects.

To date, only a few wind farms have been put into operation for a variety of reasons, including difficulties related to the Law on Planning, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and roadblocks arising during construction.

By Minh Luu

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