Vestas has secured an order in Vietnam for two wind energy projects totalling 64 MW and located in complex mountainous terrain in the Quang Tri province.
Vestas has announced that it has secured another order in Vietnam for two wind energy projects totalling 64 MW and located in complex mountainous terrain in the Quang Tri province. With this new order, Vestas has closed more than 160 MW of deals in Vietnam in 2020.
The company issued in a statement that leveraging its extensive siting and project planning capabilities, it was able to help the customer pick the right turbine model for the projects’ specific wind conditions to achieve the highest possible return on investment in the challenging sites.
The firm will supply, transport, install and commission a total of 16 V150-4.2 MW wind turbines delivered in 4.0 MW operating mode. “By providing a full supply and installation scope to the customer, Vestas is showcasing its ability to manage difficult logistics and installation works for larger rotor turbines in remote and complex mountainous terrain, characterised by high gradient slopes and sharp turns with little space for components, logistics and installation,” it added.
The two projects are owned by local project companies, Huong Tan Wind Power Joint Stock Company and Tan Linh Wind Power Joint Stock Company.
“Vestas is once again leading the market in Vietnam. We are very proud to partner with local developers Huong Tan Wind Power JSC and Tan Linh Wind Power JSC and look forward to working closely with them to support their growing ambition to develop more wind projects across Vietnam”, said Clive Turton, President of Vestas Asia Pacific. “At Vestas, partnership is at the cornerstone of everything we do. With our in-house siting, logistics, and construction experts, we are able to work closely with all our customers to help them achieve their commercial objectives on all manner of sites around the Asia Pacific region”.
The order also includes a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement for both projects, designed to maximise energy production for both sites. The projects are planned to achieve commissioning at the end of the second quarter of 2021.
Recently, the firm has also announced another order that it has secured in the Southeast Asian country for two projects. The 67 MW order, as the firm claims, underlines its’ ability to deliver a tailor-made and innovative solution featuring the tallest turbines in the country for a challenging site with complex installation requirements.
Located in a wetland area of the Mekong Delta in southern Vietnam and surrounded by aquaculture shrimp farms, the sites’ limited space and complex infrastructure require a specific transportation and installation solution to construct the projects. Vestas will supply, transport, install and commission a total of 16 V150-4.2 MW wind turbines delivered in different power ratings to optimise the projects’ energy output. The customised tower solution takes the turbines to 162m hub heights and opens up new wind resources by allowing access to higher and more consistent wind speeds. The projects are planned to achieve commissioning in the third quarter of 2021.