GE Renewable Energy strengthens its position in Vietnam with two projects totaling 60MW

September 03, 2020 | 15:27
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GE Renewable Energy announced that it has secured two 30MW contracts to supply a total of 12 units of GE’s 5MW-158 Cypress wind turbines to support construction of the Quoc Vinh Soc Trang and Lac Hoa Soc Trang wind farms located in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam. PowerChina Huadong Engineering Corporation will provide full engineering, procurement, and construction services for the projects.
ge renewable energy strengthens its position in vietnam with two projects totaling 60mw
GE Renewable Energy will supply Cypress wind turbines to two power projects in Vietnam

The Cypress onshore wind platform enables significant annual energy production improvements, increased efficiency in serviceability, improved logistics and siting potential, and ultimately more value for customers. The two-piece blade design enables better transportation option improving logistics to drive costs down and offer more siting options in locations that were previously inaccessible. Each wind farm is expected to contribute in excess of 100 million kWh of electricity annually to the national grid after the project is fully operational by the third quarter of 2021.

This is the first partnership in Vietnam with PowerChina Huadong Engineering Corporation, a long-term global engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) partner of GE. This partnership signifies the successful collaboration of the two companies’ in EPC projects bringing innovative and challenging renewable projects to advance wind energy in Vietnam and across the globe.

Gilan Sabatier, regional leader for GE Renewable Energy’s Onshore Wind Business in South Asia and ASEAN, said, "We are extremely delighted to announce these two new deals in Vietnam with PowerChina reiterating their confidence in our capabilities. Growing this partnership reinforces the escalating importance of renewable energy in Vietnam and our commitment to serving the energy needs of the country. I’d also like to thank Quoc Vinh Soc Trang Wind Power Co., Ltd. and Vinh Chau Renewable Energy JSC for their trust. These commitments reinforce the leading position of our Cypress turbine platform in delivering best levelised cost of energy (LCOE) for our customers in Vietnam.”

“We are delighted to collaborate with GE in this endeavour as we aim to contribute to the country’s cleaner sources of energy,” said PowerChina. “We are anxious to start the project and expect to complete it by the end of 2021.”

Le Anh Tung, chairman of the Board, Quoc Vinh Soc Trang Wind Power Co., Ltd., the owner of Quoc Vinh Soc Trang wind farm said, “We have full faith in the two most experienced international EPC companies – GE and PowerChina – and the world’s leading manufacturer of wind turbines will bring success to our Quoc Vinh Soc Trang Wind Energy project.”

Hoang Minh Chau, chairman of Vinh Chau Renewable Energy JSC-TDC, the owner of phase one of Lac Hoa wind farm said, “We are excited to select PowerChina and GE as an EPC and wind turbine supplier for Lac Hoa wind farm. GE is one of the world’s leading turbine manufacturers and I’ve every confidence that the collaboration between GE and PowerChina would bring us a highly efficient and a superior quality wind farm meeting our expectations.”

GE continues to support Vietnam’s energy transition by bringing the best technology since the first wind farm in the Mekong Delta, the Bac Lieu project. These two new wind projects further expand GE’s leadership role in Vietnam, 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.

By Hoang Mai

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