Ayala-led AC Energy has tapped GE Renewable Energy for the supply, installation, and commission of GE Cypress onshore wind turbines for its 88-megawatt (MW) wind farm in Vietnam.
GE Renewable Energy said it has secured a 15-year full-service agreement with BIM Wind JSC, a project joint venture company between AC Energy and Vietnam-based BIM Energy Holding.
The project is expected to be commissioned and operational by the end of the third quarter of 2021.
“This is AC Energy’s second wind farm in Vietnam utilizing GE Renewable Energy’s turbines. As we expand our renewable energy initiatives in the region, we look into partners like GE, with their long-established focus on new technologies, to underpin our 2025 goal. AC Energy aims to accelerate the energy transition in Vietnam through partners such as BIM Renewables and GE,” AC Energy International Chief Operating Officer Patrice Clausse said in a statement.
“GE’s Cypress technology is the right platform for our first wind farm in Vietnam and we are delighted to partner with GE Renewable Energy as we aim to develop at least 1000MW of clean energy by 2025 contributing to Vietnam’s vision for cleaner sources of energy,” BIM Energy Holding CEO Doan Quoc Huy said.
GE said the platform enables significant Annual Energy Production improvements, increased efficiency in service ability, improved logistics and siting potential, and ultimately more value for customers.
The Cypress onshore wind turbine platform is GE’s most powerful onshore wind turbine. It has up to 6.1MW of nameplate capacity and can generate over 20 gigawatt-hours annually.
“This is another addition to what is now becoming a sizable project backlog for us in Vietnam, validating our position as a technology partner of choice supporting our customers in capturing the best wind resources and driving energy costs down,” GE Renewable Energy Regional Leader for Onshore Wind business in Southeast Asia and ASEAN Gilan Sabatier said.