Siemens Gamesa has strengthened its market leadership position in Vietnam after securing its fifth nearshore wind farm project as the Vietnamese government quickly advances on its renewable energy goals. The latest deal, which surpasses the previous company record in scale for its fourth nearshore project (75 MW) as the largest of its kind in Vietnam, adds a further 78 MW to the company’s existing 174 MW it has already secured, making Siemens Gamesa one of the largest players on the growing Vietnamese nearshore wind market.
The 78-MW Hiep Thanh wind farm will be located 1-3 km off the coast of Tra Vinh Province. Siemens Gamesa has been able to leverage its engineering and construction experience gathered from both onshore and offshore to support the development of the nearshore market in Vietnam. The wind farm will feature 18 units of the SG 5.0-145 turbine, which are among the largest turbines on the Vietnamese market. Commissioning of the wind farm is expected in the third quarter of 2021. Additionally, the company signed a 10-year contract to provide operation and maintenance services.
In Vietnam, Siemens Gamesa has built three wind farms, with seven more wind farms under construction. In the last three years, the company has sold approximately 550 MW in this market.
Keywords: Siemens Gamesa, Wind Farm, Turbines, Vietnam, ARC Advisory Group