Quang Tri Province okays ‘Wind Power” projects worth $220 million

The Quang Tri Province People’s Committee announced that it has given approval to two companies to develop wind power projects worth a total of $221.2 million USD (5.2 trillion VND) in the central province.

Huong Phung Wind Power Company Limited will be allowed to develop the Huong Phung 3 Wind Power Plant. The plant is designed with a 30MW capacity and a total investment of more than $68 million USD (1.58 trillion VND). The project will be built on nine hectares of land in Huong Phung Commune, Huong Hoa District. The plant is scheduled for completion in 2021 and will operate for 50 years.

A wind power farm in Quang Tri Province – Photo courtesy of baotainguyenmoitruong.vn

Quang Tri GELEX Energy Company will invest in building three wind power plants – GELEX 1, 2 and 3. Each has a designed capacity of 30MW. These plants will be built in Huong Hoa District’s Huong Linh Commune and Dakrong District’s Huong Hiep Commune between now and 2021 with total investment value of $168 million USD (3.66 trillion VND). The new facilities are designed to operate for 50 years.

Nguyen Duc Chinh, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee said one wind power project was already operational in the province while four 30MW projects were going to be put into operation.

Quang Tri province has an aggressive renewable energy plan that will position the province as an energy center for the central region. Under its plan, the province has three zones for wind power development with a total area of more than 6,700 hectares, including two in Huong Hoa District and one in Con Co District and is looking to develop 800 MW of wind power output by 2025.