15:37 | 03/07/2018 Energy
Chairman of the People’s Committee of the south central province of Binh Dinh Ho Quoc Dung on June 12 approved a proposal of a solar power project worth 1.44 trillion VND (US$63.36 million) in Tra O lagoon in My Chau commune, Phu My district.
|The Tra O lagoon - Source: baotainguyenmoitruong|
Invested by the Vietnam Renewable Energy JSC, the project uses 60 hectares of water surface and 0.6 hectares of land.
The plant, which has a design capacity is 50 MWp, is scheduled to be completed and become operation at the end of the second quarter of 2019.
The project is expected to contribute to the national grid, meeting local demand of power and facilitating the development of industry and service, thus transforming the economic structure of the locality.
Earlier in April this year, construction of a Japanese-funded wind and solar power project began in Binh Dinh’s Quy Nhon city. The 100MW project is invested by the Fujiwara Binh Dinh Co. Ltd., which said it is committed to being on schedule and making contributions to the local economy. With total investment of US$63.69 million, its construction is set to have two phases.
In the first phase, a 50MW solar plant will be built on over 60 hectares of land on the southern side of Phuong Mai mountain in the Nhon Hoi economic zone. It is expected to be operational in February 2019.
The second phase will see a 50MW wind-power plant constructed on the Nui Ba mountain’s side in Phu Cat district. Spanning 200 – 250 hectares, the facility is expected to operate in 2020.