Vestas wins 50 MW order for largest Vietnam intertidal wind project

Vestas is supplying and supervising installation of 13 wind turbines made of composites, with the third quarter of 2021 the expected completion date.
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Global wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Asia Pacific (Aarhus, Denmark) reported on July 21 that it has secured a 50-megawatt order with Vietnam’s engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company Bac Phuong JSC for the second phase of the Dong Hai 1 intertidal wind project. This project win comes after Vestas was awarded the first phase of the project in December 2019. Vestas notes that with this second phase in place, the 100-megawatt Dong Hai 1 intertidal wind project will be the largest intertidal wind project in Vietnam to date.

To optimize energy production for the site’s specific wind conditions, Vestas says it will supply and supervise the installation of 13 V150-4.2 megawatt, composite-intensive wind turbines, with ten turbines in 3.8 megawatts and three turbines in 4.0 megawatt operating modes. The project will also feature customized towers placed on reinforced onshore foundations above sea level. Located in shallow waters close to shore in the Bạc Liêu province of Vietnam, both phases of the Dong Hai 1 wind farm are said to be strategically placed to exploit the full potential of the Mekong Delta region’s favorable wind conditions.

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to continue working with Bac Phuong JSC in the largest intertidal wind project in Vietnam to date. Securing the order within eight months of the first award both validates the company’s trust in our solutions, and showcases Vestas’ potential to help scale this business case within the tight timeline of Vietnam’s FIT policy”, says Clive Turton, president of Vestas Asia Pacific. “This is Vestas’ seventh intertidal win, demonstrating our ability to develop wind energy solutions for projects close to shore to capture the unblocked wind resources from the sea, and we are excited to support our partners in conquering this space.”

The order also includes a 10-year active output management 5000 (AOM) service agreement, designed to maximize energy production for the project. With a yield-based availability guarantee, Vestas says it will provide the customer with long-term business case certainty.

Turbine installation is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2021.