Vestas wins wind turbine supply contract in Vietnam

26 June 2020 (Last Updated August 18th, 2020 05:02)

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has secured a 48MW order for a wind project in Quang Tri Province of Vietnam.

Vestas wins wind turbine supply contract in Vietnam
The Quang Tri wind project will use 12 4.2MW Vestas turbines, engineered for mountainous terrain. Credit: Nathan Gonthier on Unsplash.

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has secured a 48MW order from Phong Lieu Wind Power (PLWP).

The company has bought the turbines for construction of a wind project in Quang Tri Province of Vietnam.

As per the terms of the contract, Vestas will carry out the supply, transport, installation and commissioning of 12 V150-4.2 MW wind turbines.

Vestas Asia Pacific president Clive Turton said: “Vietnam is the most active country in the South East Asia region for wind energy, and the Vestas team there has done an outstanding job of capturing the majority of this market.

“We are very glad to continue this journey through our partnership with Phong Lieu Wind Power JSC to develop this project and continue to make the most out of the excellent wind resources in the Quang Tri province.”

With this latest order, the Danish firm says it has increased its footprint in this area to more than 300MW in the province and almost 700MW across the country.

The Phong Lieu wind farm will use Vestas’ project management and transportation capabilities to develop site-specific engineering in the area’s remote, complex and mountainous terrain.

Additionally, Vestas has signed a ten-year Active Output Management 5000 service agreement with the Vietnamese developer to maximise energy production for the site.

The company expects construction work to finish in the third quarter of 2021. This means it would finish before the wind feed-in tariff deadline in Vietnam.

Earlier this month, Vestas secured a 226MW wind turbine supply order in Russia. The Wind Energy Development Fund (WEDF), jointly formed by PJSC Fortum and JSC RUSNANO, awarded the contract. Under its terms, Vestas will supply its V126-4.2MW wind turbines to five wind farms in the Rostov and Astrakhan region.