GE Renewable Energy Bags Big Onshore Wind Contract in Southeast Asia

California-based GE Renewable Energy announced yesterday that it has secured a contract with BIM Wind JSC to supply, install and commission GE Cypress onshore wind turbines for BIM Wind’s 88 MW wind farm located in Ninh Thuận Province, South Central Vietnam.

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Combining onshore and offshore wind, blades, hydro, storage, utility-scale solar, and grid solutions as well as hybrid renewables and digital services offerings, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 400+ gigawatts of clean renewable energy and equipped more than 90 percent of utilities worldwide with its grid solutions.

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 88 MW order is GE’s largest Cypress platform deal in South-east 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 third quarter of 2021. All turbines will be equipped with the two-piece blade design.

Mr. Doan Quoc Huy, CEO of BIM Energy Holding, said, “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 1000MW of clean energy by 2025 contributing to Vietnam’s vision for cleaner sources of energy.”

GE’s Cypress onshore wind platform continues to be the technology of choice in Vietnam and a good fit for Ninh Thuận wind resource 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.

AC Energy International Chief Operating Officer Patrice Clausse said, “This is AC Energy’s second wind farm in Vietnam utilizing 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.”

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