Siemens Gamesa has scored a double order, including one for Vietnam’s largest nearshore wind farm, as the country advances rapidly on its renewable ambitions.
The two deals will use the SG 5.0-145 turbines, which are among the most powerful turbines on the Vietnamese market, with 75 MW and 90 MW at the Tan Thuan and Thai Hoa wind farms respectively.
The Tan Thuan wind farm is Siemens Gamesa’s fourth nearshore project secured in Vietnam, and is also the country’s largest nearshore project to date. The orders follow Vietnam’s largest order declared for 113 MW in March, helping to consolidate its leading market position.
Upon planned commissioning in mid-2021, they will produce enough electricity to meet the demands of more than 350.000 Vietnamese and help alleviate the country’s power shortages.
The company has also signed a 10-year contract to provide Tan Thuan wind farm with operation and maintenance services, and a 20-year term sheet for servicing Thai Hoa wind farm, ensuring turbine efficiency and optimizing customer business case.
“We’re pleased to see the Siemens Gamesa 4.X platform gaining a great deal of traction in Vietnam from the debut for our first nearshore project to the recent largest order and the combined 165 MW for two deals we are announcing today. We have been able to win trust from existing and many new customers thanks to our product innovation and a growing local team on the ground with strong project execution and servicing capabilities. We are committed to introducing our latest products and technology to Vietnam and partnering with customers to unlock the potential of renewables in Vietnam and Asia Pacific.”Enrique Pedrosa, chief regions officer of Siemens Gamesa’s onshore business.