GE and HBRE Wind Power Company Ltd. (HBRE) have recently signed a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in developing the Tay Nguyen wind farm in Dak Lak province, located in the central highlands of Vietnam.
The agreement between GE and HBRE on the Tay Nguyen wind power project will utilize GE technology in a joint effort to develop economic and renewable energy in Vietnam. Under the agreement, GE will help HBRE to undertake wind engineering analyses, analyze site layout, and assess constructability.
GE will also provide wind turbine generators for the site conditions. Additionally, GE will support HBRE in developing electrical design concepts and facilitating discussions on financial arrangements, as well as working with relevant agencies to move the project forward. GE is committed to the long-term maintenance of the wind turbines and a full service agreement is also part of the agreement.
HBRE is a real estate company and is responsible for the design, construction and operation of the wind farm at Dile Yang.
The Tay Nguyen project is located in Ea H’Leo district, Dak Lak province, which has a high potential for wind energy, with an average wind speed of 7.6 meters per second. GE has 16 megawatts of installed wind energy capacity in Vietnam.
The signing ceremony was held at the Sofitel Metropole Hanoi with the participation of Claire A. Pierangelo, Acting Deputy Chief of the Mission of the US Embassy in Vietnam, Hoang Trong Hai, Chairman of Dak Lak People Committee, Pham Trong Thuc, Director of the Renewable Energy Department under MoIT, John G. Rice, Vice Chairman of GE and President & CEO of GE Global Growth and Operations, and other GE and HBRE executives.
GE provides technology support for a variety of power generation projects across the country. With an installed capacity of more than 2,000 megawatts in Vietnam, GE equipment today supplies approximately 10 percent of the country’s power.
In 2009, GE opened a factory to support its wind division in the northern port city of Hai Phong. Last year, GE increased its total investments in the factory to $110 million, up from an initial $50 million, to expand its production capacity to meet global demand. The manufacturing facility has created over 600 local jobs and exported thousands of wind turbine generators and other energy equipment to GE’s manufacturing and service centers around the globe.
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