Wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa has secured a 117MW order from Hanbaram Wind Power in Vietnam.

The company will work in partnership with the engineering procurement and construction contractor SEPEC-China Energy. Together, the companies will supply and commission 29 units of its 4.X platform in the 145m rotor diameter variant.

Located in the Ninh Thuan province, the Hanbaram wind farm is expected to be commissioned in the third quarter of this year. Once operational, the wind farm will supply power to 248,000 people.

Siemens Gamesa Asia Pacific Onshore business CEO Paulo Soares said: “Backed by our leading technology and track record of delivering projects in Vietnam and Asia Pacific, we are pleased to support Hanbaram Wind Power’s entry in the wind energy sector.

“With a strong and growing team in Vietnam, we are well positioned and firmly committed to bringing clean energy to support economic growth and ease power shortage in Vietnam.

“Green recovery has been put at the centre of many countries’ post Covid-19 stimulus packages. A continued investment in wind and renewable energy technologies is equally critical to energy security as well as economic growth and job creation in Vietnam.

“We look forward to a constructive mechanism to support the continued growth in the wind industry when the current feed-in tariff expires in November 2021.”

Siemens Gamesa also secured a 100MW order from Hanbaram Wind Power to supply 25 units of its 4.X platform for the Hung Hai wind farm in Vietnam.

The two onshore projects will have a total capacity of 217MW, generating electricity for approximately 460,000 locals.