Vestas secures new onshore wind project in Vietnam

PRESS RELEASE – Vestas has secured a 50 MW order in Vietnam with local developer Ia Bang Wind Power, owned by the Vietnam-based renewable power producer Gia Lai Electricity. This is Vestas’ second project with GEC and it will take its total order intake past 1.1 GW in Vietnam.

The contract includes the supply and supervision of the installation of 12 V150-4.2 MW wind turbines delivered in different power ratings to optimise energy production for the site’s specific wind conditions. The la Bang 1 wind project will be located in Gia Lai province in the Central Highlands of Vietnam, a region with generous wind resources and a growing pipeline of wind projects.

“Partnering with GEC is a fantastic opportunity to cement our leadership in Vietnam. We look forward to getting the project online ahead of the feed-in-tariff deadlines”, said Clive Turton, President of Vestas Asia Pacific.

“In GEC’s Renewable Energy development strategy, wind power is one of the first priority segments for investment with the ambition to develop up to hundreds of megawatts of wind power capacity in the next five-year period”, said Ms Nguyen Thai Ha, CEO of GEC.

The order also includes a 10-year Active Output Management 5000 service agreement, designed to maximise energy production for the site. The project is planned to achieve commissioning in the third quarter of 2021.

Author: Tobias Pieffers

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