Vestas Turbines for Vietnamese Intertidal Wind Farm
Vestas has secured a contract to provide thirteen of its V150-4.2 MW turbines for a 50MW intertidal project in Vietnam’s Bạc Liêu Province for the local EPC construction company Bac Phuong JSC.
The Danish turbine maker will supervise the installation of the turbines in shallow waters close to shore in the Mekong Delta, which includes a combination of V150-4.2 MW turbines in different power ratings with site-specific towers placed on reinforced onshore foundations that are raised above sea level.
The contract includes the supply and supervision of ten turbines delivered in 3.8 MW and three turbines delivered in 4.0 MW operating modes to boost energy production for the site’s specific wind conditions. Each turbine will be equipped with a full-scale converter.
The project site is covered in water at high tide and some of the turbines will be uncovered at low tide, Vestas said.
“This project demonstrates Vestas’ ability to develop wind energy solutions that unlock high wind sites in complex and challenging environments,” said Tommaso Rovatti Studihrad, Sales Director of Vestas Asia Pacific.
“We are very proud to partner with Bac Phuong JSC and we look forward to taking part in the region’s large potential for intertidal wind projects.”
The turbine towers will be produced locally and local contractors will be used for the project, said William Gaillard, Sales Vice-President of Vestas Asia Pacific.
The project also includes a 10-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement, designed to maximise energy production for the project. The turbine installation is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2021.
“We have been working closely together to ensure the foundation design suitability for the marine environment and allow building the project using local labor and equipment. With the FIT deadline in November 2021 it was critical for us to find a partner that would ensure a successful and timely project completion. We believe that with the technical support and supervision from Vestas during installation of the wind turbines, Dong Hai 1 will catch the finish line ahead of time,” said Mai Trong Thinh, Chairman of Bac Phuong JSC.