Viet Nam : AC Energy Wind Power Project

Nonsovereign Project | 53206-001

The loan will support the construction and operation of an 88-megawatt wind farm in Ninh Thuan province, Viet Nam.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Nguyen, Lien
    Private Sector Operations Department
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  • Country/Economy
    Viet Nam
  • Sector
    • Energy
Project Name
AC Energy Wind Power Project
Project Number
53206-001
Borrower / Company
  • BIM Wind Power Joint Stock Company
Country / Economy
  • Viet Nam
Location
Nation-wide
Type or Modality of Assistance
Approval Number Facility Fund Source Amount Status
0863 Grant Climate Innovation and Development Fund USD 5.00 million Committed
4240 Loan Ordinary capital resources USD 35.00 million Committed
Operational Priorities
  • OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
  • OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
  • OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
  • OP4: Making cities more livable
Sector / Subsector
  • Energy / Renewable energy generation - wind

Gender
Effective gender mainstreaming
Project Sponsor(s)
  • ACEN Corporation
  • BIM Energy Joint Stock Company
Description
The loan will support the construction and operation of an 88-megawatt wind farm in Ninh Thuan province, Viet Nam.
Objectives and Scope
The Asian Development Bank, in its capacity as the mandated lead arranger, has mobilized commercial banks to provide long-term, United States dollar, limited-recourse project financing unavailable in the local market.
Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
The project is aligned with two pillars of ADB's country partnership strategy for Viet Nam, 2023-2026: (i) supporting Viet Nam's transition to a green economy, and (ii) harnessing the country's private sector. The project also supports the alignment of the country partnership strategy with Viet Nam's commitments to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Safeguard Categories

Environment
B
Involuntary Resettlement
C
Indigenous Peoples
C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
An environmental and social compliance audit (ESCA) for the project was undertaken by external environmental and social experts to assess the past and present environmental and social performance of the project against SPS. The key operations phase environmental concerns identified are (i) blade throw and safety risks, (ii) shadow flicker exposure (exceeding good international industry practice threshold level), (iii) soil erosion and water impact, and (iv) bird and bat collision. The project committed to implementing the Corrective Action Plan from the ESCA to minimize operations environmental impact, which includes enhancement of the existing environmental and social management plan and preparation of subplans.
Involuntary Resettlement
The establishment of the wind farm did not entail involuntary resettlement impacts. The project area is situated within the existing salt field production land. The ESCA evaluated the land use rights acquisition to establish the salt fields, which was undertaken from 2007-2018. It was confirmed that there were no outstanding complaints related to the previous land acquisition. The land occupied by the project was converted for renewable energy use, and land use rights certificates were subsequently issued to the project.
Indigenous Peoples
The project area does not overlap with any traditionally owned land and land with customary rights. The ESCA confirmed that project activities do not affect the socio-cultural beliefs, customary practices, and traditional livelihoods of Cham and Rag Lai ethnic minorities residing in the surrounding communities.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
The project developed a Stakeholder Engagement Plan (SEP) to sustain the conduct of meaningful consultation throughout the project life. The SEP provides guidance on the conduct of community consultations and information disclosure in a timely and accessible manner, understandable to all project-affected communities and other stakeholders. It also sets out the avenue and means for stakeholders to express concerns, raise issues and grievances, and allow the project to respond and take appropriate action for resolution.

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Nguyen, Lien
Responsible ADB Division
Portfolio Management Division, PSOD
Responsible ADB Department
Private Sector Operations Department

Timetable for assistance design, processing, and implementation

Concept Clearance
13 Sep 2022
Credit Committee Meeting
13 Sep 2022
Approval
02 Nov 2022
Last PDS Update
07 Nov 2023

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Title Document Type Document Date
AC Energy Wind Power Project: Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Oct 2022
AC Energy Wind Power Project: Gender Action Plan Gender Action Plans Oct 2022
AC Energy Wind Power Project: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Aug 2022

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.


Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Related Publications

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