On February 15, 2022, Phase 1 of Wind Farm 7 - the first wind power project in Soc Trang province - was inaugurated and put into commercial operation. Overcoming many difficulties, the project was completed on schedule, a meaningful and practical work for the 30th anniversary of Soc Trang province reestablishment (4/1992 - 4/2022).
Wind Farm 7, invested by Soc Trang Energy Joint Stock Company, was built on nearly 90 ha in the littoral area and 3 ha in Vinh Hai commune (Vinh Chau town, Soc Trang province). Costing nearly VND5,700 billion, the project has a total designed capacity of 120MW. Consisting of seven turbines, the first phase of 30MW costs more than VND1,400 billion. The facility generates 105 GWh of electricity a year in the first phase and 312 GWh in the second phase.
Wind Farm 7 was kicked off on September 25, 2020. After more than one year of construction, the project was 100% on schedule, with the highest technical standards and fed into the national grid on October 24, 2021 as planned.
Mr. To Duy, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Soc Trang Energy Joint Stock Company, said the investor and contractors spared no effort on construction of Wind Farm 7. It took 274 days to complete seven wind turbines and 7.4km of conductive bridges, 110kV substations and operation buildings. Nearly 400 workers of the investor and contractors worked on the project safely. Many constructions at sea were completed safely, without any labor accidents recorded.
Seven wind turbines and 7.4km of conductive bridges built on the sea
2021 was a difficult and challenging year due to the spreading contagion of COVID-19 epidemic and Vinh Chau Town was a local epicenter. However, construction progress of Wind Farm 7 still was guaranteed, with adaptive measures. Amid complicated COVID-19 epidemic development, timely policies, instructions and coordination from Soc Trang agencies importantly helped the wind power project to continue ahead of schedule.
Overcoming many difficulties, the project was completed and connected to the national grid on October 24, 2021, becoming the first wind power plant in Soc Trang province to be put into commercial operation. The project was chosen by the Provincial People's Committee as a milestone for celebration of the 30th anniversary of Soc Trang province (4/1992- 4/2022).
110kV substation of Wind Farm 7 - Phase 1 in Soc Trang province - a place with great potential for renewable energy
At the inauguration ceremony of Wind Farm 7, Standing Vice Chairman of Soc Trang Provincial People's Committee, Mr. Lam Hoang Nghiep, highly appreciated the efforts of the investor for completing its goals to contribute to local socioeconomic development and the country’s energy security.
With its effort to speed up construction progress of Wind Farm 7 to celebrate the 30th re-establishment anniversary of the province, Soc Trang Energy Joint Stock Company received the Certificate of Merits from the Chairman of Soc Trang Provincial People's Committee. Mr. To Duy, Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Mr. Nguyen Ba Tien, Deputy General Director of Soc Trang Energy Joint Stock Company, were awarded the Certificates of Merit by the Chairman of Soc Trang Province.
The successful investment in construction and operation of Wind Farm 7 reaffirms that Soc Trang Energy Joint Stock Company is always a leading constructor and developer of wind energy in Soc Trang province and other localities across the country as well.
By Vietnam Business Forum