HCMC – Japanese and local investors have asked the HCMC government for approval of an offshore wind power project with a capacity of 6,000 MW in the outlying coastal district of Can Gio, reported the local media.
The HCMC People’s Committee is seeking feedback from relevant agencies on the proposed project before it asks the Government to include this wind farm into the National Power Development Plan for the 2021-2030 period, with a vision to 2045.
The wind farm would be located 55 kilometers off the coast of Can Gio District on an area of 325,123 hectares.
The investors, including Asia Petroleum Energy Corporation, Tokyo Gas Corporation and Shizen Energy Corporation, also plan to build an onshore substation on eight hectares of land in Hiep Phuoc Industrial Park Phase 2.
The two-phase project is planned for operation by 2036 and it would be connected to the national grid to supply power for a hydrogen manufacturing facility.
A total of VND397,605 billion, including for site clearance, would be needed for the project, of which investors would contribute 30% and the rest would come from local banks.
Two other large-scale wind farm projects have been proposed in Can Gio District. If these two projects are included in the planning and approved for construction in the coming years, HCMC would have a huge source of renewable energy.