Siemens Gamesa Win 165MW turbine orders in Vietnam
Siemens Gamesa has secured two new orders totalling 165MW in Vietnam.
The deals, for 75MW and 90MW at the Tan Thuan and Thai Hoa wind farms respectively, will be be for the delivery of 5.0-145 turbines.
Tan Thuan is the fourth nearshore project Siemens Gamesa has secured in Vietnam. It is also the largest nearshore project to date in the country.
The company has also signed a 10-year contract to provide operation and maintenance services for Tan Thuan and a 20-year term agreement for servicing Thai Hoa.
The two deals also mark the first-ever cooperation Siemens Gamesa has concluded with Power Engineering Consulting Joint Stock Company 2 of Vietnam and Pacific Corporation respectively.
Following expected commissioning in mid-2021, the projects will generate enough electricity to power the demands of more than 350,000 Vietnamese and help alleviate power shortage in the country.
The orders follow the company’s largest order in Vietnam announced in March for 113MW.
Siemens Gamesa onshore business unit chief regions officer Enrique Pedrosa said: “We’re pleased to see the Siemens Gamesa 4.X platform gaining a great deal of traction in Vietnam from the debut for our first nearshore project to the recent largest order and the combined 165MW for two deals we are announcing today.
“We have been able to win trust from existing and many new customers thanks to our product innovation and a growing local team on the ground with strong project execution and servicing capabilities.
“We are committed to introducing our latest products and technology to Vietnam and partnering with customers to unlock the potential of renewables in Vietnam and Asia Pacific,” he added.
According to the World Bank Group, Vietnam has onshore potential capacity of 24GW, and 475GW of offshore capacity along its coastline of over 3000kilometres.
While the country had installed 487.4MW of wind capacity by the end of 2019, capacity is forecast to grow by more than 11GW by 2025 as the country looks to quickly escalate its renewable energy supplies.
In Vietnam, Siemens Gamesa has built three wind farms, with seven more wind farms under construction.
The company has been expanding in the Asia Pacific region since the 1980s and has installed more than 8.4GW of onshore turbines in the region.
On the offshore side, the company completed the installation of Taiwan’s first offshore wind power project in 2019 (128MW) and in addition reached close to 2GW of firm orders.