Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has announced a second order for a 50MW intertidal wind project in Vietnam, this time it includes a full engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract.
The OEM will build the wind farm in shallow waters close to shore to capture the unblocked wind resources from the sea in the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh for Tra Vinh Wind Power Co (TWPC).
Vestas on Wednesday already had announced an order to supply another intertidal project in the Mekong Delta – the 50MW Dong Hai 1 project – with onshore turbines adapted to the use in intertidal conditions.
In Tra Vinh, Vestas will install 12 of its V150-4.2MW turbines on reinforced onshore gravity foundations that are raised above sea level on multi-pile structures and connected to shore with link bridges that carry onshore power cables and facilitate easy access to the turbines for operation and maintenance purposes.
TWPC is jointly owned by Climate Investor One’s (CIO) Construction Equity Fund, a blended finance facility managed by Climate Fund Managers (CFM), specialising in renewables energy investments in emerging markets and Samtan, a Korean energy company investing in Energy Infrastructure and Renewable Energy.
”The Tra Vinh near shore wind project is a flagship project for the region and a necessary intervention to provide further clean energy to Vietnam,” said Climate Fund Managers chief executive Andrew Johnstone.
Tommaso Rovatti Studihrad, sales director of Vestas Asia Pacific, said the project is the OEM’s seventh in Vietnam and the first to include a full-scope EPC.
Construction will start in the first quarter of next year, with turbine delivery expected to start in the third quarter of 2020.