Siemens Gamesa wins largest nearshore wind energy project in Vietnam

Siemens Gamesa has received Vietnam’s largest ever nearshore wind energy project for 78 MW.

The 78 MW Hiep Thanh wind farm marks Siemens Gamesa’s fifth nearshore project in Vietnam, and confirms the company as one of the largest players in the Vietnamese nearshore segment.

Siemens Gamesa will supply 18 units of SG 5.0-145 turbine with flexible power rating. The latest deal, which surpasses the previous company record in scale for its fourth nearshore project (75 MW) in Vietnam, adds a further 78 MW to the company’s existing 174 MW it has already secured.

The Hiep Thanh wind farm will be located 1-3 km off the coast of Tra Vinh Province. This project is being developed by EcoTech Tra Vinh Renewables, and its investors, Janakuasa Pte Ltd, Ecotech Vietnam, Climate Investor One, which is managed by Climate Fund Managers (CFM), and ST International.

Siemens Gamesa formed a consortium with PowerChina Huadong Engineering, the leading engineering and construction company in China’s offshore wind power industry, to deliver an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) offering to the customer.

Commissioning of the wind farm is expected in the third quarter of 2021. Siemens Gamesa signed a long-term 10-year contract to provide operation and maintenance services.

Siemens Gamesa is well positioned to support our partners in Vietnam with our engineering capabilities and project execution team for business success and clean energy transition,” said Enrique Pedrosa, chief regions officer of Siemens Gamesa’s Onshore business unit.

In Vietnam, Siemens Gamesa has built three wind farms, with seven more wind farms under construction. In the last three years, the company has sold approximately 550 MW in this market.

Siemens Gamesa has installed more than 8.4 GW of onshore turbines in China, Pakistan, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand.

On the offshore side, the company completed the installation of Taiwan’s first offshore wind power project in 2019 (128 MW) and in addition reached close to 2 GW of firm orders in the island.