An online ground-breaking ceremony was held yesterday to kickstart the construction of the B&T wind farm cluster, which has received investment from the joint venture AMI AC Renewables at a total value of VND8.9 trillion (US$384.6 million).
Considered the largest wind power project on land in Vietnam at present, the 2,244 ha project is being deployed in the two districts of Quang Ninh and Le Thuy in Quang Binh.
The project consists of two wind farms, with the first one, B&T 1, will have a capacity of 100.8 MW and is expected to commence operations this December, while the second farm, B&T 2, will have a capacity of 151.2 MW and is scheduled for completion next June.
A construction site on which to erect poles for the main line of the B&T wind farm cluster. (Photo: baodautu.vn)
Construction for the project is divided into three packages, including the provision, transport and operation of 50 turbines by the Dutch-based contractor Vestars; the construction of the turbine foundation and wire system by Vietnamese Facon Vietnam Construction JSC; and the construction of a 220kv substation and transmission line by V.Tech Vietnam Co., Ltd.
According to Chairman of the Quang Binh People’s Committee Tran Cong Thuat, the project is expected to supplement the local electricity sources, help ensure national energy security, and contribute VND120 billion to the provincial budget annually.
Along with that, the project would become a tourist highlight and help increase the province’s prestige in attracting major investors to Quang Binh, Thuat added.