Vestas Win 2 Southeast Asian Wind Orders
The first order is the company’s first V150-4.2 MW order in Southeast Asia for a project in Vietnam, and the second order was secured using customised solutions for a 43 MW order with a first 20-year service contract in Taiwan.
In Vietnam, the company has won its first V150-4.2 MW order in Southeast Asia, signed the project with an undisclosed foreigner investor.
This 42 MW order includes supply and installation of 10 V150-4.2 MW wind turbines as well as a ten-year AOM 5000 energy-based service agreement, both of which contribute to an attractive cost of energy and a solid business case.
This is Vestas’ fifth project in Vietnam and the first that includes a supply and installation scope. By providing supply and installation to the customer, Vestas will be de-risking the project by eliminating the need for the customer to manage different installation suppliers and contractors.
“This important win showcases the potential of Vietnam as one of the key Southeast Asian countries to attract investors to grow its wind energy sector”, said Clive Turton, President of Vestas Asia Pacific. “With our in-depth market knowledge, ability to provide customised solutions and our established local presence in Vietnam, Vestas is ready to support the nation’s growing ambition to increase renewable energy sources”.
The turbine manufacturer received an order from Foxwell Energy, a subsidiary of Foxlink Group, and TCC Green Energy, for the 43 MW Changhua wind park in Taiwan. Working closely with the project owners to understand their requirements and the site constraints of the project, it was able to customise a solution featuring site- and wind-turbine specific towers of 100m and a tailored service package. This solution will provide the wind park with optimal wind energy production and lower the cost of energy.
The project includes the supply and supervision of 12 V105-3.6 MW wind turbines as well as two separate service contracts – a 20-year AOM 4000 service agreement and a 5-year AOM 4000 service agreement, both including Vestas Online Business SCADA solution. This is the first 20-year service contract that Vestas signed in Taiwan.
“As a sustainable energy solutions provider that works closely with our customers, we are able to customise our products and solutions to help them optimise the site challenges”, said Turton. “Vestas is proud to be partnering with established local project owners like Foxwell Energy and TCC Green Energy who are eager to expand the renewable footprint in Taiwan”.
The wind power plant will be located along the west coast of Taiwan where the country’s largest wind energy capacity is found, with turbine installations expected to commence in the first quarter of 2020.