Ocean Renewable Energy Joint Stock Company has awarded a contract to GE Renewable Energy to supply a total of 15 of GE’s 4 MW-137 wind turbines. Thus, GE will supply turbines for a total capacity of 60 MW. These turbines will be used to develop the Cau Dat Wind Farm, which will be the first wind farm in Lâm Đồng Province in Vietnam. The Cau Dat Wind farm is expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2021. The contract also provides a full-service O&M agreement for operation and maintenance of the wind farm for a period of 10 years. This will be the first wind farm in the Lâm Đồng province in the Central Highland region of Vietnam.
The wind turbine model, GE 4.0-137 is a 4 MW power output wind turbine with a rotor diameter of 137 meters. The turbines, which will have a hub height of 111.5m, are suited to exploit the wind conditions in the mountainous area. GE Renewable Energy along with Ocean Renewable Energy Joint Stock Company, has been working on wind farm design, layout, transportation and engineering for about a year.
As per the Ministry of Industry and Trade in Vietnam, the total capacity of renewable energy in Vietnam in the form of commissioned projects and those under proposal to be added to the planning reached 180 GW in January 2021. If all renewable energy sources are approved, the country’s total renewable energy capacity would hit 220 GW by 2030 and 150 GW by 2045. The estimated optimal capacity of solar power by 2030 is 1,500 MW in the Central Highlands region, 5,200 MW in the South-Central region, and 9,200 MW in the southern region. However, the registered numbers of solar energy capacity of the three areas are 5,500 MW, 11,600 MW, and 14,800 MW, respectively.