January 22, 2017 | 21:51 (GMT+7)
Thai investor to develop solar power project in Quang Ngai
Thailand’s Triple Win Corporation plans to develop a solar power project in Duc Pho district in the central province of Quang Ngai later this year.
The provincial Department of Industry and Trade said the Thai investor has been preparing a pre-feasibility study on developing a 150 megawatt (MW) project in coastal Pho An commune, 40km south of Quang Ngai city.
Workers install solar power panels for a project in Quang Ngai province. Photo: vir.com.vn
The department said the solar power project will help the province’s ‘green’ growth efforts and provide a ‘green’ power source connected to the national grid.
In 2015, the province began construction on a 19.2 MW solar power plant in Mo Duc district with total investment of nearly VND 900 billion (USD 41 million).
When finished, the power station, which covers 24ha, will supply 28 million kilowatts an hour to the national grid.
In 2005, a solar power project was developed in An Binh Islet of Ly Son island district, 30km off the coast of Quang Ngai, however the district started using power from the national grid at the end of 2014.
The province has called for domestic and foreign investment in infrastructure projects in Dung Quat Economic Zone and other industrial parks.
According to latest reports, the central province has attracted 36 foreign direct investment projects, worth USD 4 billion.
Singapore’s Sembcorp has been preparing to construct a 141ha thermal power plant in the Dung Quat Economic Zone
The 2,100MW thermal power plant has investment capital of USD 2 billion for the first phase, and is expected to become operational by the third quarter of 2020.