Vestas Notches Fourth Intertidal Wind Turbine Order in Vietnam

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has secured a contract to provide wind turbines for the 29MW Ben Tre V1-3 intertidal wind farm in Vietnam.

Vestas has now secured its fourth intertidal project in Vietnam with this order placed by Sigma Engineering Joint Stock Company.

The Ben Tre V1-3 wind project will be located in Ba Tri District of Ben Tre Province in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam.

The contract includes the supply and supervision of the installation of seven V150-4.2 MW wind turbines that will be installed in shallow waters close to shore. Each turbine will be equipped with a full-scale converter.

The order will include a 20-year Active Output Management 4000 (AOM 4000) service agreement. It is the longest service contract for Vestas or any other wind turbine manufacturer in Vietnam, the company said.

“This fourth intertidal win reinforces Vestas’ leadership in developing wind energy solutions for this specific market segment in Vietnam and the 20-year service contract showcases Vestas’ capabilities to service challenging intertidal projects over the project lifetime, thus de-risking the project for its investors and lenders,” said Tommaso Rovatti Studihrad, Sales Director of Vestas Asia Pacific.

Turbine delivery is scheduled in the first quarter of 2021 and installation is expected to commence from the second quarter of 2021.

Nguyen Quang Ngoc, Chairman of Sigma Engineering Joint Stock Company, said: “As the EPC contractor for the Phase I of Ben Tre V1-3 wind farm project, I strongly believe that the project will be successfully installed and operating on schedule with Vestas’ team of experienced experts. Moreover, it will create a premise for cooperation between Sigma and Vestas in the upcoming phase 2 of the Ben Tre V1-3 wind farm and many other wind energy projects in the near future in Vietnam.”

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