Black & Veatch Chosen as Owner's Engineer for Wind Farms in Vietnam
BANGKOK, March 31, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Vietnam is expanding its power generation capacity as it balances its generation portfolio to meet the soaring energy demand of its growing population and flourishing economy.
To advance energy security with decarbonization and sustainability commitments, Vietnam is prioritizing development of its renewable energy infrastructure. The planned Ia Pech 1 and Ia Pech 2 wind farms, in Ia Grai district of Gia Lai province and each with a capacity of 50 megawatts (MW), are examples of that investment.
The developer, Dien Xanh Gia Lai Investment Energy Joint Stock Company, has engaged Black & Veatch as the owner’s engineer for both wind farms. Black & Veatch will undertake project management, project control, design review, quality assurance, construction monitoring and commissioning support.
“Black & Veatch is actively engaged in Southeast Asia’s energy transition, drawing on our global expertise and local experience. With capabilities and expertise spanning the entire project life cycle and across generation, transmission and distribution technologies, we have been partnering with power producers around the world to deploy reliable and forward-looking renewable energy solutions,” said Narsingh Chaudhary, executive vice president and managing director of Black & Veatch's Asia power business.
The Ia Pech wind farms will generate and sell power to Vietnam Electricity for 20 years, with commercial operation anticipated to begin by this year's fourth quarter.
“The power industry’s growing use of wind power in its generation mix aligns well with our full range of innovative wind power solutions, allowing us to continue to serve an ever-evolving market,” added Dave Hallowell, Black & Veatch’s senior vice president, Global Renewable Energy.
Renewable energy, according to Black & Veatch’s Strategic Directions: Electric Industry Asia 2021 Report, is expected to experience the most significant investment growth in new generation capacity over the next three to five years.
Black & Veatch has supported over 56 GW of wind power globally. This includes providing lead technical advice for over 36,000 MW of wind power, development and execution support for over 19,500 MW of wind power and over 1,200 MW of detailed design for wind power. The company was recognized by leading source of infrastructure, power and renewable news, data and analysis Inframation and SparkSpread as the top technical advisor by deal count for 2020.
- Black & Veatch delivers a broad array of services, from renewables strategic planning and project development support to project implementation, grid connection and asset management. Its experience with renewable projects includes wind, solar thermal, solar photovoltaics, biomass, hydro, geothermal, landfill gas and marine.
- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) projects growth in Vietnam’s economy to be 6.5 percent in 2021.
About Black & Veatch
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