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Ca Mau breaks ground on big-ticket wind power project

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HCMC – The provincial government of Ca Mau and WTO Construction Trading Joint Stock Corporation on January 16 jointly held a groundbreaking ceremony for a wind power project in the southern province.

The project’s first phase will require over VND10 trillion in investment, with four wind power plants to be developed in the coastal communes of Tan Tien and Nguyen Huan in Dam Doi District and Tam Giang Dong Commune in Nam Can District. The plants are slated for completion in the final quarter of this year, said WTO Construction Trading Company, the project’s investor.

In the first phase, the investor will install 83 wind turbines with a capacity of 4.5 MW each. The plants are expected to generate a total output of 1.1 billion kWh per year.

The investor and the Vietnam Electricity Group had signed a power purchase contract for this project.

Nguyen Tien Hai, Secretary of the provincial Party Committee, said the groundbreaking of these four wind power plants has a significant meaning for the development of the province. Once completed, the project is expected to help promote the growth of the local industrial and tourism sectors and the turbines will help curb the number of incidents due to coastal landslides.

The Mekong Delta province is currently focusing on the development of transport infrastructure projects to boost its socioeconomic growth. The infrastructure has facilitated efforts to attract investors to develop projects related to the oil industry, trading and services, sea ports and, especially, renewable energy.

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