GE Renewable Energy bagged a contract with Ocean Renewable Energy Joint Stock Company, to supply a total of 15 of GE’s 4 MW-137 wind turbines to support the construction of the Cau Dat Wind Farm, the first wind farm in Lâm Đồng Province in Vietnam. The contract also provides a 10-year full-service O&M agreement of the wind farm.
The GE 4.0-137 is a 4 MW power output wind turbine with a rotor diameter of 137 meters is an uprate 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 111.5m, are ideally suited to exploit the wind conditions in the mountainous range of Lâm Đồng province in the Central Highland region of Vietnam. Both companies have been working closely for a year on wind farm design, layout, transportation, and engineering. Construction of the Cau Dat Windfarm is expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2021. It will provide immense 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.
Gilan Sabatier, Regional Leader for Onshore Wind Business in South Asia and ASEAN, GE Renewable Energy, said: “We thank Ocean Renewable Energy Joint Stock Company and their leadership team for selecting GE on this project. The award of the Cau Dat wind farm further validates our commitment to Vietnam and underscores our important contribution to the country’s energy transition.”
Do Van Binh, General Director, Ocean Renewable Energy Joint Stock Company, said: “We are delighted to sign this important deal with GE Renewable Energy for our first wind farm project. This project helps Lâm Đồng province contribute to the renewable energy goal of the country as well as lays the foundation for an expansion of the project in the coming years.”