10:31 | 07/09/2017 Energy
First turbines of the Dam Nai wind power project in the south central province of Ninh Thuan were installed in Ninh Hai and Thuan Bac districts on August 23.
|Experts and technicians install blades into the turbines - Photo: VNA|
The 40 MW project consists of 16 wind turbines, installed by Vietnam’s TSV Joint Stock Company and Singapore’s renewables developer The Blue Circle.
Turbines used for the wind farm are supplied by Spain’s Gamesa. With a capacity of 2,625 MW and a diameter of 114 metres, it is the largest turbine installed in Vietnam.
Covering an area of 9.6 hectares, the Dam Nai wind power project has a total investment of 80 million USD. Its construction began in April 2017.
TSV Chairman Do Van Dien said that three turbines with a capacity of 8 MW are expected to be operational on October 15.
Vietnam has great potential for wind power, estimated at about 10,000 MW, according to research by the German International Cooperation Agency (GIZ).
Only four wind power projects are operating in the country with a total capacity of 160 MW, which is far below the huge potential that exists in the country.
The Government has released its National Electricity Development Plan for 2011-2020 with a strategic priority on renewable energy, with wind power capacity targeted at 800 MW by 2020 and 6,000 MW by 2030.