December 12 (Renewables Now) - A giant wind farm with a capacity of 3.4 GW is planned to be constructed off Vietnam’s Binh Thuan province at a total cost of almost USD 12 billion (EUR 10.6bn), the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reports.
The offshore wind project, dubbed Ke Ga, was proposed by UK-based Enterprize Energy near Vietnam’s southern coast, the news agency said on Tuesday citing the developer’s chairman Ian Hatton. The overall capacity will be installed in 600-MW phases, the first one of which will be switched on after 2022.
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, a joint venture between Denmark’s Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) and Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (TYO:7011), will initially supply 9.5-MW turbines for the scheme, while more powerful machines are expected to be used in the future, according to the report.
Petroleum Equipment Assembly & Metal Structure (PVC-MS) and Vietnam-Russia oil and gas joint venture Vietsovpetro will be responsible for the design and construction, as well as the installation of the complex’s offshore power transformer stations. They will also be in charge of connecting the underground cables.
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