Vestas to Supply Hòa Bình Development

Third Intertidal Project in Vietnam

Wind power developer Vestas has secured its third intertidal projects in Vietnam, for a new windfarm in Hòa Bình, a district of Bạc Liêu Province.

The new project was awarded by Cong ty Co Phan Dau Tu Dien Gio Hoa Binh 1 and will include 50 megawatts of new capacity. Turbines will be installed in shallow waters close to shore to exploit the full potential of the Mekong Delta region’s good wind conditions

“This third intertidal win demonstrates Vestas’ ability to develop wind energy solutions for projects close to shore to capture the unblocked wind resources from the sea. We had to collaborate very closely to ensure the suitability of the foundation design for the marine conditions, and we would like to thank Hoa Binh 1 Co. for choosing to work with us on this project," said Tommaso Rovatti Studihrad, sales director of Vestas Asia Pacific.

200 MW Capacity

In total, Vestas secured almost 200 megawatts of new capacity in Vietnam last year, marking a significant shift in breakbulk activity in the sector.

“With Vietnam’s FIT deadline in November 2021, and longer lead-times for equipment deliveries due to high global demand, it is absolutely crucial for us to work hand in hand with our customers to ensure a successful and timely project completion,” said William Gaillard, sales vice president of Vestas Asia Pacific.

Vestas will supply and supervise installation of 13 V150-4.2 MW wind turbines with 10 turbines delivered in 3.8 MW and three turbines delivered in 4.0 MW operating modes. Each turbine will also be equipped with a full-scale converter, enhancing the wind park’s compliance with grid requirements.

China Contracts

Based in Aarhus, Denmark, Vestas is the largest wind turbine manufacturer in the world and has seen a recent growth in orders from Asia.

In December the firm said it won two new orders in China for 51-megawatt and 55-megawatt facilities. The former will involve supply of 23 V120-2.2 MW turbines while the latter comprises 25 V110-2.2 MW turbines.

Both contracts also include 2-year Active Output Management 4000 (AOM 4000) service agreements and deliveries are expected to begin in the second quarter of 2020.