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GE Wind to supply Vietnam Wind farm

GE has signed a contract to supply turbines for a wind project in Vietnam. The US company will provide 11 2.4MW-116 units for the Phuong Mai 1 wind farm in Binh Dinh province. The wind farm is slated to begin producing power by the first half of 2021. Special purpose company Phuong Mai Wind Power is developing the project. GE will also provide technical advisory services. Phuong Mai 1 will be the second win ...

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MHI Vestas Appoint APAC Regional Manager

Offshore wind turbine manufacturer MHI Vestas has appointed Masato Yamada as the Regional Manager Asia Pacific, to oversee the company’s growth across the Asia Pacific region.  Yamada was formerly the company’s Chief Strategy Officer based in Aarhus, Denmark, and will now be based in MHI Vestas’ Tokyo office. He initiated Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ pre-joint venture discussions with Vestas, culminati ...

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Siemens Gamesa Help Unlock Vietnams potential

Vietnam has some of the best wind resources in Southeast Asia. In an effort to tap the country’s potential and provide more clean energy to the country, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy will supply 25 SG 4.5-145 for one of the nation’s largest wind farms.  With a total capacity of 113 MW, the Hoa Thang 1.2 wind farm will generate enough electricity to meet the demands of over 240,000 Vietnames ...

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Largest Wind Turbines to be Utilised in Vietnam with Blue Circle

The Blue Circle and AC Energy have ordered the first GE 5MW-158 from General Electric (GE) for the second phase of the Mui Ne project in South Vietnam The Blue Circle and its partner AC Energy, the power generation arm of Philippine conglomerate Ayala Corporation, have signed Asia’s first Notice to Proceed with General Electric Renewable Energy (GE Renewable Energy) for its new Cypress platform wind turbine ...

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Can Wind Help Vietnams Air Pollution problem?

Vietnam is struggling with alarming air pollution. Its two biggest cities, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, are now among the top 15 polluted cities in Southeast Asia. Fine particulate matter (PM2.5) is the most concerning air pollutant in Vietnam. In 2019, Hanoi had only 8 days with PM2.5 lower than the national standard of 50 micrograms per cubic metre (µg/m3). The air quality in Ho Chi Minh City ...

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Orsted & Tepco launch JV

Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) and Orsted have set up a joint venture company to work on a bid to develop an offshore wind project in Japan’s Choshi area. The newly formed Choshi Offshore Wind Farm company builds upon the existing memorandum of understanding signed in 2019 by the companies, to work together on offshore wind projects. Since then the partners have been drawing up a framework and organis ...

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Jera acquires 2GW in Formosa 3 Wind Farm

Japanese company Jera has acquired a stake in the up to 2GW Formosa 3 offshore wind farm off Taiwan for an undisclosed price. Jera now holds a 43.75% share in the project, with Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) and German developer EnBW holding 31.25% and 25%,respectively. Formosa 3 is located off Changhua county on the central-western coast of Taiwan and comprises three separate sites. GIG and EnBW ...

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GWEC Postpone event due to Covid-19

Health and safety concerns in the wake of the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) have prompted organisers of international wind power and energy summits to cancel or postpone their events. The European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) have decided to postpone the Global Offshore Wind Summit that had originally been scheduled for 21-23 April, 2020, to a date ...

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GE scoops 300MW prize in India

Sitac Kabini wind farm in Gujarat will feature 112 of the company's 2.7MW turbines GE Renewable Energy has received an order from the EDF-Sitac joint venture to supply and install 112 turbines at the 300MW Sitac Kabini wind farm in Gujarat, India. The project will feature 2.7MW units with with 132-metre rotors, which have been designed primarily at GE's technology centre in Bangalore, the company said. Sita ...

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Prime Power targets 1000MW renewable output in 3 years

Prime Road Power Plc is gearing up renewable power projects in Asia with a power generation target of 1,000 megawatts by 2023. Chairman Somprasong Panjalak said Prime is keen to develop renewable power projects in Thailand and plans to participate in the Energy for All scheme for community-owned power projects. The Energy Ministry plans to begin the scheme with a pilot capacity of 100MW in 2020. "Prime has ...

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