Vestas has received a 50 MW order with the local developer, Ia Bang Wind Power Joint Stock Company, owned by Gia Lai Electricity Joint Stock Company (GEC), a renewable energy producer based in Vietnam.
This is the second Vestas project with GEC and will push its cumulative order intake in Vietnam past 1.1 GW.
The contract involves the supply and supervision of the installation of 12 V150-4.2 MW wind turbines supplied with different power ratings in order to maximize the generation of energy for the unique wind conditions of the site.
The la Bang 1 wind project will be located in the Central Highlands of Vietnam in the province of Gia Lai, an area with generous wind resources and a growing wind project pipeline.
“Partnering with GEC is a fantastic opportunity to cement our leadership in Vietnam, delivering clean and reliable energy to accelerate this country’s growth. With our extensive experience in executing projects, both globally and locally, we look forward to getting the project online ahead of the feed-in-tariff deadlines.”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. We are therefore honoured with this cooperation and believe that the use of Vestas’ turbines, installation supervision, operation and maintenance services will not only help GEC to complete the project on schedule with the highest quality, but also achieve optimal efficiency in operation, contributing to the supply of clean and safe energy for the country.”Ms Nguyen Thai Ha, CEO of GEC.
A 10-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement is also included in the order, designed to optimize the site’s energy efficiency. Vestas can deliver long-term business case assurance to the consumer with a yield-based availability guarantee.
The project is planned to achieve commissioning in the third quarter of 2021.