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Did you know Vietnam is home to Southeast Asia’s first wind farm on continental shelf?

Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 18:56 GMT+7
Did you know Vietnam is home to Southeast Asia’s first wind farm on continental shelf?
A file photo shows a tourist visiting Bac Lieu Wind Farm in Vinh Trach Dong Commune, Bac Lieu City, Bac Lieu Province, Vietnam. Photo: Tan Luc / Tuoi Tre

The first wind farm on a continental shelf in Southeast Asia is situated in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu. 

The 500ha Bac Lieu wind power plant is located in Bien Dong A Hamlet, Vinh Trach Dong Commune, Bac Lieu City. 

Wind turbines at the Bac Lieu Wind Farm in Vinh Trach Dong Commune, Bac Lieu City, Bac Lieu Province, Vietnam. Photo: Tan Luc / Tuoi Tre

Wind turbines at Bac Lieu Wind Farm in Vinh Trach Dong Commune, Bac Lieu City, Bac Lieu Province, Vietnam. Photo: Tan Luc / Tuoi Tre

The venue is home to 62 turbines placed on the sea, with each turbine being about 80m in height and each blade being 42m in length.

A close-up to a wind turbine at the Bac Lieu Wind Farm in Vinh Trach Dong Commune, Bac Lieu City, Bac Lieu Province, Vietnam. Photo: Tan Luc / Tuoi Tre

A close-up of a wind turbine at Bac Lieu Wind Farm in Vinh Trach Dong Commune, Bac Lieu City, Bac Lieu Province, Vietnam. Photo: Tan Luc / Tuoi Tre

Wind turbines at the Bac Lieu Wind Farm in Vinh Trach Dong Commune, Bac Lieu City, Bac Lieu Province, Vietnam. Photo: Tan Luc / Tuoi Tre

Wind turbines at Bac Lieu Wind Farm in Vinh Trach Dong Commune, Bac Lieu City, Bac Lieu Province, Vietnam. Photo: Tan Luc / Tuoi Tre

It has also become one of the attractions for visitors to the southern province of Bac Lieu.

Although it is about 20 kilometers from the center of Bac Lieu City, from a distance, visitors can see the white wind turbines spinning evenly like giant pinwheels against the azure sky.

Wind turbines at the Bac Lieu Wind Farm in Vinh Trach Dong Commune, Bac Lieu City, Bac Lieu Province, Vietnam. Photo: Tan Luc / Tuoi Tre

Wind turbines at Bac Lieu Wind Farm in Vinh Trach Dong Commune, Bac Lieu City, Bac Lieu Province, Vietnam. Photo: Tan Luc / Tuoi Tre

A file photo shows local residents catching mussels near  the Bac Lieu Wind Farm in Vinh Trach Dong Commune, Bac Lieu City, Bac Lieu Province, Vietnam. Photo: Tan Luc / Tuoi Tre

A file photo shows local residents catching mussels near the Bac Lieu Wind Farm in Vinh Trach Dong Commune, Bac Lieu City, Bac Lieu Province, Vietnam. Photo: Tan Luc / Tuoi Tre
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