(Engineering Daily) Nguyen Anh Duong = Construction of an offshore wind power plant began Monday in the southern coastal province of Bac Lieu.
The first phase of the Dong Hai 1 Wind Power Plant is expected to cost local company Bac Phuong Energy Ltd around $108 million.
The province's second wind power plant will have a capacity of 50MW.
The 9.23㎢ plant will have 12 turbines.
It is set to produce more power to Bac Lieu and other provinces in the Mekong Delta region.
Bac Lieu's first wind power project, Bac Lieu Wind Power Plant, started operating in 2016. It is the largest in Vietnam with 62 turbines. With a total investment of $224 million.
The government has policies to attract investment in renewables to reduce the country's dependence on thermal power.
It is estimated that this year alone 2,000MW of wind and solar power capacity will be added.