HANOI, May 30 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam's second wind-power project in southern Bac Lieuprovince was connected to the national electricity grid, local media reported onThursday.
Specifically, after nearly three years of construction, work on Phase 1 of the Bac Lieuwind-power project, the first one of this kind in the Mekong Delta, with installation of 10turbines totaling 16 MW was completed, according to local Vietnam News.
The project will have 62 turbines, provided by American General Electric (GE), with acapacity of 1.6 megawatts each. They will generate 320 million kWh per year. All theturbines with total output of 99.2 MW are expected to be operational in June 2014.
Bac Lieu-based Cong Ly Construction and Trading Co Ltd. will invest 247.5 million U.S.dollars in the project located in Bac Lieu city. Capital for the project is sourced fromloans provided by the U.S. Import and Export Bank.
Vietnam's first wind-power project was built in central Binh Thuan province with a totalcapital of 70 million U.S. dollars. It has been operational since April 2012 with an outputof about 90 million kWh.