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GE Renewable Energy strengthens position in South Central Vietnam

GE Renewable Energy announced that it has secured a 27.2MW contract to supply eight units of GE’s 3MW-137 wind turbines to support the construction of the Phuoc Minh Wind Farm, located in Ninh Thuan, in the South Central region of Vietnam. A consortium of PowerChina Huadong Engineering Corporation, Henste Engineering, and IPC Group will provide full engineering, procurement, and construction services for the project.

The 3MW turbine platform offers more flexibility across wind regimes. GE’s 3MW onshore wind turbine platform is adaptable to a full spectrum of wind regimes. Our 3MW turbines range from 3.2 to 3.8MW power output, and the 3MW-137 is one of the highest performing turbines within the 3MW portfolio. The wind farm is expected to contribute in excess of 100 million kWh of electricity annually to the national grid, once the project is fully operational by the third quarter of 2021.

This is another addition to the partnership in Vietnam with PowerChina Huadong Engineering Corporation, a long-term global EPC partner of GE. This partnership signifies the successful collaboration of the two companies in EPC projects, bringing innovative and challenging renewable efforts to advance wind energy in Vietnam and across the globe.

Gilan Sabatier, regional leader for GE Renewable Energy’s Onshore Wind Business in South Asia and ASEAN said, “We are proud to announce this new deal in Vietnam with PowerChina which cements our partnership in this growing market. This is another step in supporting the rise of renewable energy in Vietnam and reinforces our commitment to serve the energy needs of the country. I’d like to also thank Phuoc Minh Wind Power Co., Ltd. for their trust. These new project commitments add to the already sizeable project backlog for us in Vietnam and position us as one of the leading technology providers in the country.”

Ha Do Van of Phuoc Minh Wind Power Co., Ltd. said: “We have full faith in the two most experienced international companies – GE and PowerChina and are confident the world’s leading manufacturer of wind turbines will ensure the success of our Wind Energy project.”

Nguyen Thi Hong Lien, director of VietinBank’s Nam Thang Long branch said: “As one of the major state-owned commercial banks, VietinBank plays a key role in the national banking system and economy. We are proud to have chances to contribute to the government’s renewable energy development strategy through the sponsorship for solar and wind power projects. With a strong presence in Vietnam since 1993, the large US industrial company GE has participated in power and energy projects in our country. We are confident that GE will continue playing an important role in Vietnam’s renewable energy development. We are happy to support GE in the Phuoc Minh wind power project, which is a stepping-stone for new collaborations to come between VietinBank Nam Thang Long and GE.”

GE continues to support Vietnam’s energy transition since the first wind farm in the Mekong Delta, the Bac Lieu project. This new wind project further expands GE’s leadership in Vietnam by providing technological support for a variety of power generation projects throughout the country. GE Vietnam has more than 1,600 employees and is the only wind OEM with a manufacturing footprint in the country.

GE Renewable Energy is a $15 billion business which combines one of the broadest portfolios in the renewable energy industry to provide end-to-end solutions for customers demanding reliable and affordable green power. Combining onshore and offshore wind, blades, hydro, storage, utility-scale solar, and grid solutions, as well as hybrid renewables and digital services offerings, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 400+GW of clean renewable energy and equipped more than 90 per cent of utilities worldwide with its grid solutions. With nearly 40,000 employees present in more than 80 countries, GE Renewable Energy creates value for customers seeking to power the world with affordable, reliable, and sustainable green electrons.

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