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Feb 11, 2014 / 09:30

Bac Lieu Wind Power Plant generated over 20 million kWhs

Bac Lieu Wind Power Plant has generated more than 20 million kWhs since it came on stream nine months ago.

In May 2013, the first 10 wind turbines were installed with a combined design capacity of producing 56 million kWhs for the national grid.

On February 8, 2014, engineers began working on foundations to install 52 more wind turbines along the continental shelf of Bac Lieu city. All the new turbines, imported from the US, are scheduled to be put into operation in the fourth quarter of 2015.

Each turbine is made of titan steel, weighs over 200 tones, and measures 80 meters in height and 4 meters in diameter. They are supplied by the US firm General Electric (GE).

The new turbines will help increase the wind power output 16fold by 2015.

The Bac Lieu wind farm was built in Vinh Trach Dong village, Bac Lieu City, at a cost of more than VND5.2 trillion.

A total of 62 turbines with maximum capacity of 99.2MW are expected to generate around 320 million kWh per year.