GE and Siemens supply turbines for wind farms

GE Renewable Energy will supply eight 3 MW-137 turbines for part of the Phuoc Minh Wind Farm in Vietnam. The announcement comes days after Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) announced the largest deal ever for its 5.X platform turbines, which will be used at a site in Brazil.

GE's Vietnam contract includes supply and commissioning of the 27.2-MW Phuoc Minh installation in south-central Vietnam, and a 10-year operations and maintenance agreement. A consortium that includes PowerChina Huadong Engineering Corp., Henste Engineering, and IPC Group will provide engineering, procurement, and construction services.

GE said in a press release that the 3 MW turbine platform “is adaptable to a full spectrum of wind regimes. Our 3 MW turbines range from 3.2 to 3.8 MW power output, and the 3 MW-137 is one of highest performing turbines within the 3 MW portfolio.

GE’s 3 MW platform machines are three-blade, upwind, horizontal axis wind turbines with a rotor diameter ranging from 130 to 137 meters. The turbine rotor and nacelle are mounted on top of a tubular steel tower, with a range of hub height options that includes 85-, 110-, 131.4-, 134- and 164.5-meter variants.

The project announced Monday is the latest in Vietnam involving GE’s work with PowerChina, a long-term global EPC partner of GE.

Siemens’ Project in Brazil

Siemens Gamesa will supply 75 SG 5.8-170 turbines for the 465-MW São Vitor Wind Farm project in Brazil, which is expected to be commissioned by the end of 2022. The company said the deal is the “largest ever for the Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform and for the company in Brazil.” SGRE said the contract includes a service and maintenance agreement.

SGRE said its contract for the installation is with Essentia Energia, a Brazilian renewable energy platform of Patria Investments. The SG 5.8-170 turbine, which uses the company’s OptimaFlex technology, produces 6.2 MW of power. The São Vitor project is located in the state of Bahia.