Ninh Thuan solar PV project
Ongoing development of renewable energies in Vietnam
CONTEXT & ISSUES
Strongly supported by the Vietnamese government, the development of solar energy has been very fast in the country since 2018. Photovoltaic production, which had previously been in a very small minority, is now beginning to become a significant component of Vietnam’s electricity mix. Artelia Vietnam has supported this progress by contributing to the development of many projects, equivalent to more than 3 GWp of cumulative capacity. Located in the municipality of My Son, in the district of Ninh Son and the province of Ninh Thuan, the photovoltaic plant developed by Sunseap covers an area of 180 hectares. Its 465,000 panels provide a production capacity of 168 MWp, which supplies the national electricity network via a transformer station and a 110 kV line.
For two years, Artelia Vietnam managed the construction of the Ninh Thuan power station, the transformer substation and the network connection line, in strict compliance with the planned schedule. Made up of around fifteen members, the team checked the feasibility studies, prepared the tender documents and assisted Sunseap in awarding the contracts. It then managed the entire project, from the review of the design studies to the commissioning of the facilities. In particular, Artelia provided effective support to the Indian company in charge of EPC (engineering, procurement and construction), which was not very familiar with local regulations. Artelia Vietnam is proud of this new contribution to the development of renewable energies in the country.