The Blue Circle and its partner ACEN, the listed energy platform of the Ayala Group, have completed Phase 2 of the Mui Ne Project in the Binh Thuan Province of South Vietnam. The eight turbines, with a unit capacity of 5.0 MW for a total of 40 MW, carry the largest rotor diameter for an onshore wind project in Asia (158 meters) and are the first to use blades in two pieces assembled on site. Construction was completed after only eight months with overThe Mui Ne Wind Project site has a total expansion potential of up to 170 MW in one of the best wind resource areas in continental Vietnam. The project’s estimated cost is around US$ 70 million, which is financed by debt and equity, and has qualified for the wind feed-in-tariff of 8.5 US cents per kWh. It is assumed that roughly 130,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions will be avoided annually, contributing to a cleaner energy mix for the country.The Blue Circle will manage operations through an Asset Management Services contract.