Wind turbine maker Vestas today said it has won 200 MW of wind projects in Vietnam in 2019.
Vestas secured 50 MW order with Cong ty Co Phan Dau Tu Dien Gio Hoa Binh 1 (Hoa Binh 1 Company), a company owned by Phuong Anh Group.
The wind energy project will be located in Hoa Binh, a district of Bạc Lieu Province where the turbines will be installed in shallow waters close to shore to exploit the full potential of the Mekong Delta region’s good wind conditions.
“We will continue developing the future phases of the project with a total capacity of 100 MW. We look forward to extending our cooperation beyond turbine supply, including installation as well as EPC services for our projects,” Dao Hai Linh, general director of Hoa Binh 1 Company, said.
The project also includes a 10-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement. Vestas will provide the customer with long-term business case certainty. Turbine installation is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2021.
The contract includes the supply and supervision of the installation of 13 V150-4.2 MW wind turbines with ten turbines delivered in 3.8 MW and three turbines delivered in 4.0 MW operating modes to optimise energy production for the site’s specific wind conditions. Each turbine will be equipped with a full-scale converter, enhancing the wind park’s compliance with grid requirements.
“This third intertidal win demonstrates Vestas’ ability to develop wind energy solutions for projects close to shore to capture the unblocked wind resources from the sea,” said Tommaso Rovatti Studihrad, sales director of Vestas Asia Pacific.
William Gaillard, sales vice-president of Vestas Asia Pacific, said: “With Vietnam’s FIT deadline in November 2021, and longer lead-times for equipment deliveries due to high global demand, it is absolutely crucial for us to work hand in hand with our customers to ensure a successful and timely project completion.”