Major solar power complex and renewable energy project inaugurated in Ninh Thuan

Saturday, 2019-04-27 18:18:57
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Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the 330MW solar power plant in Thuan Nam district, Ninh Thuan province (Photo: VGP)
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NDO – A solar power complex with a total capacity of 330MWp, the largest of its kind in Southeast Asia, was inaugurated at a ceremony held on April 27 by Vietnamese BIM Group in Phuoc Minh commune, Thuan Nam district, Ninh Thuan province, with the presence of Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam.

The BIM Group started construction on the project in June 2018 and signed a power purchase agreement from the complex with Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) at the end of the year.

The complex features three plants, with respective capacities of 30MWp, 250MWp and 50MWp, and will be connected to national electric network this month.

Under the VND 7 trillion (US$301.3 million) project, more than 1 million solar panels were installed at the plants, together with other advanced technologies, expecting to contribute 600 million kWh to the national grid and benefit 200,000 households yearly.

Also, this morning, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam attended the inauguration ceremony for the first phase of the country’s largest renewable energy project in Bac Phong commune, Thuan Thanh district.

Invested in by Trung Nam Group, the VND10 trillion (US$430.5) project includes solar and wind power plants with total design capacity of nearly 410 MW.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremonies, Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam applauded the efforts made by BIM Group and Trung Nam Group to compete the project on time, as scheduled in their commitments to the Ninh Thuan provincial authorities.

He called on the investors to work out more renewable energy projects in Ninh Thuan in order to turn the locality into a renewable energy centre of Vietnam.