HCMC – The HCMC Department of Industry and Trade has thrown its support behind a proposal for including an offshore wind farm project in Can Gio District in the National Power Development Plan VIII.
In a recent document sent to the HCMC People’s Committee, the Department of Industry and Trade mentioned the investor’s proposal for adding the project to the list of potential offshore wind power projects in the National Power Development Plan for the 2021-2030 period, with a vision to 2050, also known as Power Development Plan VIII.
The project, projected to cost VND400 trillion, is a joint effort of Asia Petroleum Energy Corporation, Tokyo Gas, and Shizen Energy. It is expected to have a combined installed capacity of 6,000MW.
The wind farm off the coast of Can Gio District would cover over 325 hectares of water surface. The project would need eight hectares of land in Nha Be District to facilitate connection to the national grid.
HCMC Power Corporation suggested that the investors register the 6,000 MW capacity to be generated by the project with the relevant authorities in order to include it in the power mobilization scenarios of the Power Development Plan VIII.
A thorough evaluation of the project’s environmental impact on Can Gio District would also be required as it would need a huge area of water surface.
The HCMC Department of Industry and Trade said the project, if included in Power Development Plan VIII, would contribute to providing more renewable energy to the city and ensuring its power security.