GE Renewable Energy has been awarded a contract by local partner Vietnam Joint-stock Construction Electricity Corporation (VNECO) to supply eight of GE’s 3.8-137MW wind turbines to support the construction of Thuan Nhien Phong (TNP) wind farm in Binh Thuan province in Vietnam’s southcentral coast, according to the company’s recent statement.
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The contract also provides a 10-year full-service agreement for operation and maintenance of the wind farm, which is expected to power the equivalent of 45,000 local households, signifying 2,400kWh a year for each local family.
The wind farm will be powered by eight of GE’s 3.8MW platform with a 137m-rotor wind turbine and a customised hub height of 131.4m towers that are ideally suited to take advantage of the wind conditions in Binh Thuan.
“We very much look forward to our new partnership with VNECO in the renewable space in Vietnam and are proud to have been selected for this project. The Thuan Nhien Phong wind farm underlines GE Renewable Energy’s commitment to support Vietnam’s renewable energy aspirations,” said Gilan Sabatier, regional leader for GE Renewable Energy’s Onshore Wind Business in South Asia and ASEAN.
Nguyen Anh Tuan, chairman of VNECO, said that they believe the strategic partnership of both companies would add more value for the community, environment, and local people alike.
As one of the world’s leading turbine manufacturers that is driving renewable energy development, especially in wind power, GE is a long-term partner in supporting Vietnam’s energy transition by bringing its innovative technology to support Vietnam’s efforts to power household with sustainable energy.
Vietnam has seen an increase in demand for energy and this wind project further expands GE’s contribution in providing technological support for a variety of power generation projects throughout the country. GE Vietnam has more than 1,600 employees and is the only wind original equipment manufacturer with a manufacturing footprint in the country.
VNECO has nearly 30 years of experience in the field of engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC), technology transfer, and investment project execution in the power sector, industry, and infrastructure.