Tay Nguyen wind farm to use GE turbines

Wednesday, Mar 18, 2015 08:00

Ground breaking ceremony for phase 1 of  Tay Nguyen wind farm project  takes place in Dak Lak Province.— VNS Photo
HA NOI (Biz Hub) – Construction at the first wind farm project in the Central Highlands of Vietnam kicked off in the province of Dak Lak earlier this month.

HBRE Wind Power Co. Ltd. is an investor in the project and Huy Hoang Transportation & Logistics Corp. (HTL) is the engineering, procurement and construction contractor.

The Tay Nguyen wind farm is located in the Dlie Yang commune of Ea H'Leo district and has one of the best and most stable wind sources in Viet Nam. It is expected to finish in 2020 and will be built in three phases.

Peter Cowling, General Manager of GE Renewable Sales, APAC and Ho Van Quyen – CEO of HBRE signed the joint development agreement. — VNS Photo

Phase 1 would involve an investment of 1.4 trillion (US$65.7 million) and has been designed with a capacity of 28 megawatts (MW) and would produce an annual 100 million kilowatt-hour (kWh) of electricity in June 2016.

For the first phase, HTL has contracted American firm GE Energy for supplying 14 wind turbines.

Meanwhile, investor HBRE has also signed a joint development agreement for Phase 2, in which, GE, together with HBRE and HTL, will co-fund the development of future phases with the aim of promoting investment efficiency and guaranteeing the progress and quality of the project

Once finished, this will be the country's largest wind farm with a total capital of 120MW, producing 400 million kWh of electricity that will serve 200,000 households. — VNS

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