April 27 (Renewables Now) - Germany’s Enercon GmbH on Friday unveiled orders to deliver 310 MW of wind turbines in Vietnam where it sees “positive prospects,” even after the planned end of the feed-in-tariff (FiT) scheme for the sector.
The latest orders call for Enercon to deliver 74 units of its E-138 EP3 E2 / 4.2 MW machines that are slated to begin operations by the end of 2021. The equipment will be powering six wind farms across the country.
Vietnam is one of Enercon’s “new international core markets” and boasts high demand for wind power and favourable policy. Its FiT programme for wind power is scheduled to come to an end by October 2021. But this, according to Enercon, will not affect the “beneficial political framework conditions.” The company’s sales international regional manager for Asia-Pacific, Steffen Brauns, added that discussions are being held with customers regarding projects post 2021.
Earlier this month, Enercon completed the construction of a 64-MW wind farm in Ninh Thuan and is preparing to build another wind park in the same province for Vietnam's Trungnam Group.
Separately, Enercon has installed the first prototype of its first E-147 EP5 / 4.3 MW wind turbine at Paltusmaki, Finland. The prototype is part of a five-turbine wind farm that the German firm is building for a client in Western Finland’s Osterbotten region.