Vietnamese firm seeks to build 200-MW wind farm near HCMC

March 29, 2012

A private company is seeking permission from the government of Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam to build a large scale wind farm with 125 GE-supplied wind turbines in the outlying district of Can Gio’s Can Thanh Town.

At an estimated cost of USD500 million, the project would supply 200-MW of power to the sprawling city, according to Cong Ly Construction-Trading-Tourism which has submitted the bid.

To Hoai Dan, general director of Cong Ly Co., on Monday reported to the municipal government that wind velocity in Can Gio is seven meters per second, appropriate to develop wind generators in order to create more renewable energy sources for the city.

If given the nod, Cong Ly will install the 125 turbines along a 20-km section of Can Thanh beach.

Dan said his company is deploying another wind power project along the 62-kilomoter coastline of Bac Lieu Province with the total capacity of 300-MW, using USD200 million provided by the U.S. Export-Import Bank. The first phase of the project is expected to be commissioned April 30, 2012.

The budget for the wind power project in Can Gio will also be provided by Ex-Im Bank with the lending term of 22 years, said Dan.