POWERCHINA completes work on largest offshore wind project in Southeast Asia
(WO) — Power Construction Corporation of China (POWERCHINA) announced the completion of the hoisting of all fans in Area 1A of the Ca Mau 1 Wind Power Project in Ca Mau, the southernmost province of Vietnam. As the largest offshore wind power project in Southeast Asia with a total installed capacity of 350 MW, the Project is divided into four wind farms: A, B, C, and D.
Located in Ca Mau Province, which faces the sea on three sides, with a 307-kilometer-long coastline, the Ca Mau 1 Wind Power Project boasts unique advantages in terms of offshore wind power generation. Once completed, the Project will add 1.1 billion KWH of new power generation every year, reducing about 880,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions. This will significantly improve the power shortage situation in the local and even the whole southern Vietnam region.
In this project, POWERCHINA initiated the double-deck sea transportation equipment for offshore wind power tower barrels, putting an end to the long-time dependence on single-deck sea transportation for tower barrels that measure more than 5 meters in diameter. This innovation has successfully raised the maximum stacked height of wind power tower barrel for international sea transportation from 10 meters to 14 meters, and the maximum stacked weight from 100 tons to 240 tons, which effectively saved ship deck area and reduced transportation costs.
In addition to the Vietnamese Ca Mau 1 Project, POWERCHINA has also participated in the construction of the 171MW offshore wind power project in Soc Trang and Bac Lieu, and the 310MW offshore wind power project in Binh Dai in Vietnam.
In July 2022, POWERCHINA signed a new contract on the wind farm project in Kai long-Ca Mau Tourism Zone in Vietnam. These moves have injected strong impetus into Vietnam's efforts to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels, diversify its energy sources and achieve sustainable socio-economic development.