GE Renewable Energy has secured a 27MW turbine deal in Vietnam for the Phuoc Minh wind farm in the Ninh Thuan region of the country.
The contract is for the supply of eight 3MW-137 machines.
A consortium of PowerChina Huadong Engineering Corporation, Henste Engineering and IPC Group will provide full engineering, procurement and construction services for the project.
The wind farm is expected to contribute in excess of 100 million kilowatt-hours of electricity a year to the national grid once the project is fully operational by third quarter of 2021.
GE Renewable Energy regional leader for the onshore wind business in South Asia and ASEAN Gilan Sabatier said: “We are proud to announce this new deal in Vietnam with PowerChina which cements our partnership in this growing market.
“This is another step in supporting the rise of renewable energy in Vietnam and reinforces our commitment to serve the energy needs of the country.
“I’d like to also thank Phuoc Minh Wind Power Company for their trust.
“These new project commitments add to the already sizeable project backlog for us in Vietnam and position us as one of the leading technology providers in the country.”
Phuoc Minh Wind Power Company director Ha Do Van said: “We have full faith in the two most experienced international companies – GE and PowerChina and are confident the world’s leading manufacturer of wind turbines will ensure the success of our wind energy project.”
Director of Vietin Bank Nam Thang Long branch director Nguyen Thi Hong Lien said: “As one of the major state-owned commercial banks, Vietin Bank plays a key role in the national banking system and economy.
“We are proud to have chances to contribute to the government’s renewable energy development strategy through the sponsorship for solar and wind power projects.
“With a strong presence in Vietnam since 1993, the US’s large industrial company GE has participated in power and energy projects in our country.
“We are confident that GE will continue playing an important role in the Vietnam’s renewable energy development.
“We are happy to support GE in the Phuoc Minh wind power project, which is a stepping-stone for new collaborations between Vietin Bank Nam Thang Long and GE in the future.”