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$26 million wind turbines for Quang Tri

Released at: 15:14, 08/12/2017

$26 million wind turbines for Quang Tri

President of Vestas Asia-Pacific Mr. Clive Turton. Photo: Quang Huy

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas teams up with local partner to provide wind turbines in central province project.

by Quang Huy

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas and local company Tan Hoang Cau (THC) signed a turbine supply contract for the 30MW Huong Linh 1 wind farm as well as a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the pre-development of three other wind projects on December 7 in Hanoi.

The turbine supply contract for the Huong Linh 1 wind farm, located in the central province of Quang Tri, is worth more than €22 million ($26 million). Construction will take eight months, with six sub-projects to be developed having a total generation capacity of at least 30 MW. The two will work together to select appropriate locations for installing wind turbine towers.

“We are committed to deploying the latest technology and wind turbine models to bring the highest efficiencies to the projects,” said THC Chairman Mr. Mai Van Hue. “Therefore, we are partnering up with Vestas, the industry leader, to help us bring this project to life.”

President of Vestas Asia-Pacific, Mr. Clive Turton, said the company views Vietnam as ASEAN’s second-fastest growing economy and given all this growth, the country is looking into wind energy. “Vestas is very excited for the partnership with Vietnam in this respect and today we are absolutely delighted to be here to demonstrate our commitment,” he said.

“Vestas is Denmark’s leading light in the renewable energy sector and will show Vietnam how to appreciate the value, opportunities, and potential of wind energy to improve the lives of Vietnamese people,” he went on. “We will engage, expand, and deepen our capabilities in Vietnam and look forward to working even more closely together.”

Last year witnessed the establishment of Vestas Vietnam, testament to the confidence and long-term commitment that Vestas has in Vietnam’s wind market. It has activated collaborations with Vietnamese partners and organizations such as the Institute of Energy, and supported the Global Wind Energy Council’s project to establish a National Wind Energy Association for Vietnam.

Since its establishment in 1979, Vestas has been committed to harvesting the potential wind holds for the planet’s energy supply. “Our mission is to deliver best-in-class sustainable energy solutions and set the pace in our industry to the benefit of our customers and our planet,” Mr. Turton added.

Vestas holds the world’s largest fleet of wind turbines, having installed over 59,909 in more than 76 markets on six continents. This 83-GW installed capacity generates more than 205 million MWh of electricity per year, globally reducing carbon emissions of CO2 by more than 110 million tons. Vestas also services over 71 GW across the globe, both proprietary and multi-brand.

“Vestas is fully committed and optimistic regarding the development of wind in Vietnam,” Mr. Turton said. “We look forward to continuing to work as a fully-fledged local entity and, together with our local partners, build a prosperous future for the wind industry and Vietnam as a whole.”

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