Enercon has secured a turbine supply contract from Trungnam Group for the Ea Nam wind farm in Vietnam.
Located in the Dak Lak province, the Ea Nam wind farm will become the country’s largest onshore windfarm. The project will have a 400MW capacity when completed next year.
Enercon Asia-Pacific regional sales manager Steffen Brauns said: “By introducing our latest technology, we are increasing the feasibility of the projects under the current FIT-scheme and are also well prepared for the projects beyond 2021 when a new regulation is expected to apply.
“With the new E-160 EP5 E2 we are bringing the wind industry in Vietnam to a new level. The turbine will not only feature the biggest rotor diameter, but also the largest generator capacity to be installed in 2021 in Vietnam.”
As part of the agreement, Enercon will supply its new E-160 EP5 E2 wind turbine. This features a 5.5MW direct-drive permanent magnet generator, capable of generating more than 21.5GWh of energy.
Ea Nam wind farm will also use Enercon’s 4MW class E-138 EP3 E2. A total of 98 units of these will be installed throughout Vietnam next year.
Trungnam Group general director Nguyen Tam Tien said: “Enercon has proven itself as a reliable partner with top quality standards. As proven in the numerous projects we have undertaken together, they have supported us by making the latest technological developments available.
“Today our projects include the E-103 EP2, the E-126 EP3, the E-138 EP3 E2, and now the E-160 EP5 E2. We are very pleased to pursue further developments and make Vietnam the renewable energy leader in Asia-Pacific.”
In April this year, Enercon strengthened its presence in Vietnam by securing a new wind turbine supply contract. The contract covered six wind power facilities in the country, with a combined capacity of 310MW.