Largest solar PV power project in Southeast Asia inaugurated in Vietnam
The Dau Tieng solar PV power complex, the largest of its kind in Southeast Asia, was inaugurated on September 7 in the southern province of Tay Ninh, Vietnam.
The grand opening ceremony was attended by Mr. Vo Van Thuong, Head of Central Propaganda and Education Commission, and Mr. Nguyen Van Binh, Head of PCC Economic Commission, two senior members of the Vietnamese Politburo, General Anantaporn Kanjanarat, a former Thai Energy Minister and now senator, Dr. Harald Link, Chairman of B.Grimm, Mrs. Preeyanart Soontornwata, President of B.Grimm Power PCL and guests of honour from Thailand and Vietnam.
Dau Tieng Project is located along the Dau Tieng Reservoir, in the Tay Ninh Province, Vietnam and comprises 3 projects which are Dau Tieng 1, Dau Tieng 2, and Dau Tieng 3 with a total generating capacity of 600 MWp / 500 MWac.
In June 2019, the Dau Tieng 1 and Dau Tieng 2 solar facilities, worth VND9,100 billion (around US$390.73 million) and with an installed capacity of 450 MW, completed commercial operation and the output began to be delivered to Electricity of Vietnam (EVN).
Covering an area of 540 hectares, the photovoltaic field has more than 1.49 million photovoltaic modules and the construction period took 11 months. Due to the location in the water-fluctuating zone of Dau Tieng Reservoir, 80 percent of the project site was submerged.
The project is capable of supplying around 688 million kWh per year to the national grid, equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of nearly 320,000 households.
Dau Tieng 3 solar power plant, with the designed capacity of 150 MW, is expected to be completed in the 2021-2025 phase and the upcoming solar power projects, with the total capacity of 1,500 MW will be operating after 2025.
The project was developed by Dau Tieng Tay Ninh Energy JSC, a joint venture of Vietnam’s Xuan Cau and Thailand’s B.Grimm Power Public and implemented by Chinese state-owned Power Construction Corporation of China (PowerChina) subsidiaries Sinohydro Corporation Limited and Powerchina Huadong Engineering Corporation Limited.
Source: Press Releases by B.Grimm Power, Vietnam Industry and Trade Information Center (VITIC), and PowerChina. Photo Credit: TammyLe via Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 4.0).