Vestas is the market’s frontrunner for wind energy in Vietnam with over 1 GW of projects installed or under construction, after securing an additional 50 MW order for the second phase of Hoa Binh 1 wind farm. Since securing the first phase in December last year, Vestas has been working closely with the Phuong Anh Group to optimise this second phase of the project. This order marks Vestas’ eighth intertidal project in the country, strengthening Vestas’ undisputed leadership in this market segment and underlining Vestas’ ability to deliver tailored intertidal solutions suitable to exploit the full potential of the region’s nearshore wind conditions.
The project is located in Hòa Bình, a district of Bạc Liêu Province where the turbines will be installed in shallow waters close to shore along the Mekong Delta region. The contract includes the supply and supervision of the installation of 13 V150-4.2 MW turbines with ten turbines delivered in 3.8 MW and three turbines delivered in 4.0 MW operating mode to optimise energy production for the site’s specific wind conditions.
The project also includes a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement, designed to maximise energy production for the project. With a yield-based availability guarantee, Vestas will provide the customer with long-term business case certainty. Together with this agreement, the customer has also extended the first phase’s service agreement by another 10 years to a 20-year AOM 5000 service agreement as a recognition of their trust in Vestas’ long-term service capabilities.
“With over 1 GW of projects won in Vietnam, this is a clear testament of our customers’ confidence in Vestas’ ability to develop wind energy solutions for all types of wind projects in the country,” said Clive Turton, President of Vestas Asia Pacific. “I would like to thank Phuong Anh Group for awarding us with both phases of this project and we look forward to working closely with them to ensure a successful and timely project completion.”
“As a result of the successful co-operation for both phases of Hoa Binh 1 project and our trust in Vestas’ wind solutions, Phuong Anh Group will continue to work with Vestas to develop other upcoming wind projects in the near future,” says Dao Hai Linh, Deputy General Director of Phuong Anh Group.
Turbine installation is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2021.