Vestas has received an order for a 29 MW wind project from the Vietnamese developer, Soc Trang Energy Joint Stock Company, a subsidiary of Xuan Cau Company Ltd. Located in Soc Trang, a province in the Mekong Delta of southern Vietnam, the Soc Trang 7 intertidal wind project will feature seven V150-4.2 MW turbines with customised towers placed on reinforced onshore foundations raised above sea level in the shallow near-shore waters.
Vestas will work with Soc Trang to handle the planning and execution of the project, and will supervise the installation of the turbines, strategically placed to exploit the full potential of the Mekong Delta region’s favourable wind conditions. This will be Vestas’ ninth intertidal order since winning its first intertidal order in Vietnam less than a year ago in December 2019, totalling more than 1GW.
The order also includes a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement, designed to maximise energy production for the site. With a yield-based availability guarantee, the arrangement will provide Soc Trang with long-term business case certainty. Commissioning is scheduled for the third quarter of 2021.