GE Renewable Energy wins major onshore wind contract in Southeast Asia
22:10 | 03/06/2021 Print Article
GE Renewable Energy announced today that it has secured a contract with BIM Wind JSC to supply, install, and commission GE Cypress onshore wind turbines for BIM Wind’s 88MW wind farm located in Ninh Thuan province in Vietnam’s southcentral region.
|GE Cypress turbines enable significant energy production improvements |
BIM Wind JSC is a project joint venture company between AC Energy, the power generation platform of Ayala Corporation, one of the largest Philippine conglomerates, and BIM Energy Holding, the renewable energy platform of BIM Group, one of Vietnam’s largest privately-owned conglomerates.
The 88MW order is GE’s largest Cypress platform deal in Southeast Asia, eclipsing three other Cypress orders in Vietnam over the last 12 months. It includes a 15-year full-service agreement.
The project is expected to be commissioned and operational by the end of this year's third quarter. All turbines will be equipped with the two-piece blade design.
|The 88MW order is GE’s largest Cypress platform deal in Southeast Asia, eclipsing three other Cypress orders in Vietnam over the last 12 months. |
“GE’s Cypress technology is the right platform for our first wind farm in Vietnam and we are delighted to partner with GE Renewable Energy as we aim to develop at least 1,000MW of clean energy by 2025, contributing to Vietnam’s vision for cleaner sources of energy,” said Doan Quoc Huy, CEO of BIM Energy Holding.
GE’s Cypress onshore wind platform continues to be the technology of choice in Vietnam and a good fit for Ninh Thuan wind resources and land use. The platform enables significant annual energy production (AEP) improvements, increased efficiency in service ability, improved logistics and siting potential, and ultimately more value for customers.
“We are extremely excited to partner with AC Energy and BIM Group – who share our values and are fully engaged in accelerating the energy transition in Vietnam,” said Gilan Sabatier, regional leader for GE Renewable Energy’s Onshore Wind business in South Asia and ASEAN. “We thank them for their trust on this key wind project for the country. This is another addition to what is now becoming a sizeable project backlog for us in Vietnam, validating our position as a technology partner of choice supporting our customers in capturing the best wind resources and driving energy costs down.”
According to AC Energy International COO Patrice Clausse, this is their second wind farm in Vietnam utilising GE Renewable Energy’s turbines.
“As we expand our renewable energy initiatives in the region, we look into partners like GE, with their long-established focus on new technologies, to underpin our 2025 goal. AC Energy aims to accelerate the energy transition in Vietnam through partners such as BIM Renewables and GE,” said Clausse.