Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA, a Spanish wind-turbine maker, announced on Thursday that it has secured a contract for the construction of a 78-megawatt (MW) nearshore wind farm in Vietnam.
The company will supply 18 units of the SG 5.0-145 turbine to the Hiep Thanh wind farm, which will be located between one and three kilometres off the coast of the Tra Vinh province and will be the largest nearshore project in Vietnam, surpassing the 75 MW Tan Thuan wind farm.
The project will be developed by EcoTech Tra Vinh Renewables JSC, and its investors: Janakuasa Pte Ltd, Ecotech Vietnam, Climate Investor One and ST International. Commissioning of the wind farm is expected in the third quarter of 2021. Siemens Gamesa also signed a contract to provide service and maintenance to the turbines for ten years.
Enrique Pedrosa, Chief Regions Officer of Siemens Gamesa’s Onshore business unit, said the following:
“We’re pleased to see the Vietnamese government accelerating the development of renewable energies, which will be essential for a post Covid-19 economic recovery and meeting long-term energy and climate goals. Siemens Gamesa is well positioned to support our partners in Vietnam with our leading-edge engineering capabilities and strong project execution team for business success and clean energy transition.”
Siemens Gamesa’s presence in Vietnam continues to grow and this latest project will be an addition to the already existing three wind farms the company has built in the country, as well as the seven others that are currently under construction. Siemens Gamesa currently has 174 MW worth of wind farms in Vietnam.
Since the 1980s, the company has installed more than 8.4 GW of onshore turbines across Asia and Oceania, including countries like China, Japan, Indonesia and Australia. Siemens Gamesa also operates in Europe and has recently won a contract to supply 100 turbines for an offshore wind project in the UK with the goal of powering over 1.2 million homes with green energy.