Jul 24 | 2020
(Asia) Largest Ever Nearshore Wind Farm in Vietnam
Wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa has secured the largest ever nearshore wind project in Vietnam, to develop the Hiep Thanh wind farm in the South China Sea.
The contract will involve transport and installation of 18 units of SG 5.0-145 turbines at the project site located up to three killometers off the coast of Tra Vinh Province.
“Siemens Gamesa is well positioned to support our partners in Vietnam with our leading-edge engineering capabilities and strong project execution team for business success and clean energy transition,” said Enrique Pedrosa, chief regions officer of Siemens Gamesa’s Onshore business unit.
The Hiep Thanh wind farm is the fifth nearshore project for Siemens Gamesa in Vietnam with engineering, procurement and construction work to be carried out in partnership with PowerChina Huadong Engineering.
The project is backed by the Vietnamese government and will be developed by a consortium comprising EcoTech Tra Vinh Renewables JSC, and backed by investment from Janakuasa, Ecotech Vietnam, Climate Investor One.
“We’re pleased to see the Vietnamese government accelerating the development of renewable energies, which will be essential for a post Covid-19 economic recovery and meeting long-term energy and climate goals,” Pedrosa said.
Nauen Takes Helm
Siemens Gamesa has highlighted the "strong long-term potential" from renewables with newly ratified CEO, Andreas Nauen, pointing to the firm’s new strategy for a "Green Recovery."
“We must turn the business around to ensure that we are performing at our maximum potential. This will take time, but we have already started to implement measures to optimise all our operations. This change of course is even more urgent and necessary in the onshore area, so we will work with determination to achieve it,” Nauen said.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is partnership between German engineering firm Siemens and Spanish wind developer Iberdrola and is one of the largest operators in offshore, onshore and wind power services.
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