GE Renewable Energy has announced that it has been awarded a contract by Ocean Renewable Energy Joint Stock Company to supply a total of 15 of GE’s 4 MW-137 wind turbines for the Cau Dat Wind Farm, Lâm Đồng Province, Vietnam.
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The Cau Dat Wind Farm will be the first such facility in Lâm Đồng Province. The contract also provides a 10-year full service O&M agreement for operation and maintenance of the wind farm.
The GE 4.0-137 is a 4 MW power output wind turbine with a rotor diameter of 137 metres. It is an upgrade of GE’s 3 MW platform family with the same proven hardware and improved performance of the system providing higher energy production. The turbines, which will have a hub height of 111.5 metres, are ideally suited to exploit the wind conditions in the mountainous range of Lâm Đồng province in the Central Highland region of Vietnam. This is the first partnership between GE Renewable Energy and Ocean Renewable Energy Joint Stock Company. However, both companies have been working closely for a year on wind farm design, layout, transportation and engineering.
Construction of the wind farm is expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2021. It will provide substantial benefits for the economy of the province, creating jobs during the initial construction period and ongoing employment opportunities in operations, maintenance and project support services throughout the agreement period.
“We thank Ocean Renewable Energy Joint Stock Company and their leadership team for selecting GE on this project” said Gilan Sabatier, Regional Leader for GE Renewable Energy’s Onshore Wind Business in South Asia and ASEAN.
Mr. Do Van Binh, General Director of Ocean Renewable Energy Joint Stock Company, added that the project helps Lâm Đồng province contribute to the renewable energy goal of the country as well as laying the foundation for expansion of the project in the coming years.
GE is a long-term partner in supporting Vietnam’s energy transition. The country has seen an increase in demand for energy in recent years and this wind project will help to expand GE’s contribution in providing technological support for a variety of power generation projects throughout the country. GE Vietnam has more than 1,600 employees in Vietnam and is the only wind OEM with a manufacturing footprint in the country.