Binh Thuan, Vietnam [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] The Fuhrlaender Wind Power Joint Stock Company confirmed that it plans to invest US $25 million in building a wind-turbine factory in Tuy Phong district, central Binh Thuan province, the first of its kind in Vietnam.
According to president of Fuhrlaender Vietnam, Tran Viet Tuan, in the first phase, the 23-hecatre plant will be able to produce 48 turbines with a capacity of 1.5 megawatts (MW). In the second phase, the plant will be able to produce an additional 48 turbines with a capacity of 2.5 MW in the second phase, raising its total capacity to 192 MW.
The plant’s turbines will be used for wind power projects in Vietnam and for export. Fuhrlaender will also offer technical training for wind power workers nationwide and build supporting industrial plants, Tuan said.
According to a World Bank survey, Vietnam has a capacity to produce 513,360 MW of wind power, which translates into 200 times the output of the Southeast Asia’s largest hydropower plant, Son La and 10 folds over Vietnam’s total forecast power capacity by 2020.