has secured an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract
in Vietnam with a 50 MW order from Tra Vinh Wind Power Co. Ltd. (TWPC). The
order for the Truong
project marks Vestas’ first EPC contract in Vietnam.
Vestas will provide a turn-key solution with delivery, installation and
commissioning of 12 V150-4.2 MW wind turbines, as well as the civil and
electrical balance of plant. The order also includes a 10-year Active Output
Management 4000 (AOM 4000) service agreement, designed to maximise uptime
and ensure optimised performance of the site.
The project will be constructed in shallow waters close to shore to capture
the wind resources from the sea in the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh.
The turbines will be installed on reinforced onshore gravity foundations
that are raised above sea level on multi-pile structures and connected
to shore with link bridges that carry onshore power cables and facilitate
easy access to the turbines for operation and maintenance purposes.
TWPC is jointly owned by Climate Investor One’s (CIO) Construction Equity
Fund, a blended finance facility managed by Climate Fund Managers (CFM),
specialising in renewables energy investments in emerging markets and Samtan,
a Korean energy company investing in Energy Infrastructure and Renewable
”The Tra Vinh near shore wind project is a flagship project for the
region and a necessary intervention to provide further clean energy to
Vietnam”, said Andrew Johnstone, CEO of Climate Fund Managers. “CFM
is pleased to partner with Vestas in its capacity as a full-service EPC
provider in a frontier project”.
Construction of the
project will start in the first quarter of 2020 and turbine delivery is
expected to commence in the third quarter of 2020.
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