GE Renewable Energy to build first wind farm in Lam Dong province

16:21 | 24/02/2021
GE Renewable Energy has just announced that it has been awarded a contract by Ocean Renewable Energy JSC to supply a total of 15 of GE’s 4MW-137 wind turbines to support the construction of Cau Dat Wind Farm, the first wind farm in Lam Dong province in Vietnam’s Central Highlands region.
ge renewable energy to build first wind farm in lam dong province
The construction of Cau Dat Wind Farm is in full swing with completion expected by the third quarter

The project will be powered by 15 of GE’s 4MW-137 onshore wind turbines, with a hub height of 111.5m, ideally suited to exploit the wind conditions in the mountainous range of Lam Dong province in the Central Highlands region of Vietnam. This is the first partnership with Ocean Renewable Energy JSC. Both companies have been working closely for a year on wind farm design, layout, transportation, and engineering.

The construction of Cau Dat Wind Farm is in full swing and completion is expected by the third quarter this year. The contract also provides a 10-year full service operation and management agreement for the wind farm.

The construction of the wind farm will provide immense benefits for the province’s economy, creating jobs during the construction process and employment opportunities in operation, maintenance, and project support services throughout the agreement period.

GE is a long-term partner in supporting Vietnam’s energy transition by bringing its innovative technology to support Vietnam in its efforts to power households with sustainable energy.

Gilan Sabatier, regional leader for GE Renewable Energy’s Onshore Wind Business in South Asia and ASEAN, said, "We thank Ocean Renewable Energy JSC and their leadership team for selecting GE for this project. The award of the Cau Dat wind farm further validates the great work and commitment we have done in Vietnam and reaffirms our important contribution to the country’s energy transition.”

“We are delighted to sign this important deal with GE Renewable Energy for our first wind farm project,” said Do Van Binh, general director of Ocean Renewable Energy JSC. “This project helps Lam Dong province contribute to the renewable energy goal of the country as well as lays the foundation for expansion of the project in the coming years.”

GE is a long-term partner in supporting Vietnam’s energy transition by bringing its innovative technology to support Vietnam in its efforts to power households with sustainable energy. Vietnam has seen an increase in the demand for energy and this wind project further expands GE’s contribution in providing technological support for a variety of power generation projects throughout the country.

GE Vietnam has more than 1,600 employees in Vietnam and is the only wind turbine original equipment manufacturer with a manufacturing footprint in the country.

By Anh Duc

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