GE secures turbine orders for 30-MW onshore duo in Vietnam
GE launches the Cypress onshore wind platform. Image by: GE Renewable Energy.
GE Renewable Energy has been awarded contracts to supply 60 MW of turbines for two wind projects in Vietnam, it announced today.
The turbine order will be distributed between the 30-MW Quoc Vinh Soc Trang and the equally-sized Lac Hoa Soc Trang wind projects, both located in the Mekong Delta, southern region of Vietnam.
As part of the contracts, GE will supply a total of 12 units of the 5MW-158 turbines from its Cypress platform and commission the wind farms.
The Cypress turbines feature a two-piece blade design, which allows the blades to be easily transported to locations previously considered inaccessible and assembled onsite, cutting down logistics costs, according to GE.
PowerChina Huadong Engineering Corporation has been selected as the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the projects.
The wind farms are slated to commence operations by the third quarter of 2021.
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