Hiep Thanh wind farm : Siemens Gamesa SG 5.0-145 turbines to power Vietnamese project
Wind industry news : Siemens Gamesa has bagged a contract for the 78MW Hiep Thanh wind farm, a nearshore wind project in Vietnam to be developed by EcoTech Tra Vinh Renewables JSC.
The contract for the Hiep Thanh project, to be buit 1-3 km off the coast of Tra Vinh Province, marks the fifth nearshore wind farm bagged by the Spanish wind turbine manufacturer.
The investors of EcoTech Tra Vinh Renewables JSC, who are involved in the Vietnamese wind project, are Ecotech Vietnam, Janakuasa, Climate Investor One – which is managed by Climate Fund Managers (CFM), and ST International.
Siemens Gamesa has formed a consortium with PowerChina Huadong Engineering to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for the Hiep Thanh wind farm.
The new wind farm in Vietnam will be powered by 18 SG 5.0-145 turbines, which are said to be among the largest wind turbines on the Vietnamese market.
The Hiep Thanh wind project is expected to begin operations in Q3 2021.
Siemens Gamesa has also committed to a long-term 10-year contract for delivering operation and maintenance services for the Hiep Thanh wind farm.
Enrique Pedrosa – Siemens Gamesa Onshore business unit Chief Regions Officer said: “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.
“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.”
The Spanish wind turbine manufacturer has so far constructed three wind farms in Vietnam and is associated with seven more wind projects, which are under construction.
Recently, Siemens Gamesa won a couple of orders in Vietnam for supplying its SG 5.0-145 turbines for the 75MW Tan Thuan wind farm and 90MW Thai Hoa wind farm, to be developed by Power Engineering Consulting Joint Stock Company 2 and Pacific Corporation, respectively.