52 wind turbines for the Bac Lieu Wind Power Plant in Vinh Trach Dong and Hiep Thanh Communes in Bac Lieu City were started construction of on February 9 by Cong Ly Company Ltd.
|The first ten turbines of the Bac Lieu Wind Power Plant come into operation on May 29, 2013 (Photo: SGGP)|
The turbines are worth a total of VND2 trillion (US$95 million) imported from the United States of America.
The stainless-steel turbines are 80 meters high and 200 tons each. Their fans are made of special plastic and will automatically fold for protection from storms.
These 52 turbines are scheduled to generate electricity for the national grid by the end of 2015.
The plant already has owns ten 16-megawatt wind turbines running in Bac Lieu Province since May 2013 generating 56 million kilowatts a year at the Bac Lieu Wind Power Plant. It was built along the coastline costing VND5.2 trillion (US$247 million).
These turbines produced 20 million kilowatts, bringing about VND35 billion (US$1.66 million) of revenue.
After construction, the plant will comprise of 62 turbines with the capacity to hold 99.2 megawatts. They are expected to generate about 320 million kilowatts per year.