Photo: The SG 5.0-145 model. Source: Siemens Gamesa

Siemens Gamesa lands biggest nearshore contract in Vietnam

Siemens Gamesa has secured a contract to provide wind turbines and long-term operation and maintenance services for the 78 MW Hiep Thanh nearshore wind farm in Vietnam.

The Hiep Thanh wind farm will be located between one and three kilometres off the coast of Tra Vinh Province.

The wind farm will feature 18 units of the SG 5.0-145 turbine. Commissioning of the wind farm is expected in the third quarter of 2021. Additionally, Siemens Gamesa signed a ten-year contract to provide operation and maintenance services.

Siemens Gamesa formed a consortium with China’s engineering and construction company, PowerChina Huadong Engineering, to deliver an Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) offering for the project.

This project is being developed by EcoTech Tra Vinh Renewables JSC, and its investors, Janakuasa Pte Ltd, Ecotech Vietnam, Climate Investor One, which is managed by Climate Fund Managers (CFM), and ST International.

This is Siemens Gamesa fifth, and also the largest, nearshore project in Vietnam, surpassing the 75 MW Tan Thuan wind farm. The total capacity of all five projects is 252 MW.

“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,” said Enrique Pedrosa, Chief Regions Officer of Siemens Gamesa’s Onshore business unit.

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