US-based General Electric (GE) has gained a contract with a local partner to provide equipment for a wind power plant in the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu .

Under the contract, GE will provide the Cong Ly Trade and Tourism Co., Ltd, the developer of the project, with 10 wind turbines and assist in the maintenance services for the first phase of the Bac Lieu Wind Power Plant with a total capacity of 16 MW.

The GE wind turbines selected for the project feature an 82.5 metre rotor for class III wind conditions. The 1.6-82.5 turbine builds on the success and global experience of GE’s 1.5MW wind turbine, the industry’s most widely deployed megawatt-class machine with more than 16,000 installed worldwide.

The two sides plan to increase the plant’s capacity by 120 MW in the second phase.

Covering a coastal area of 500 ha in Vunh Trach Dong village, Bac Lieu town, the project will be built at a cost of 5 trillion VND (263 million USD)./.