Siemens has won a contract to supply electrical equipment for the country’s largest solar plant, which is being developed by Trung Nam Group in the south central province of Ninh Thuan.
The deliverables include inverters, power and distribution transformers, gas-insulated medium-voltage switchgear, circuit-breakers and a monitoring and control system.
The plant is the first solar project for Siemens in Southeast Asia. It will deliver up to 425 Gigawatt hours (GWh) per year once become operational. This is enough to supply approximately 200,000 households with electricity and saves around 250,000 tonnes of CO2, Siemens said in a statement.
“Viet Nam’s need for energy is rapidly growing. To cover this demand, we must increase the share of renewables, among other things,” Nguyen Tam Tien, general director of Trung Nam Group said.
“With a capacity of 204MW, Trung Nam solar power plant is the largest single plant of its kind in Viet Nam, thus making Trung Nam a true pioneer in solar energy in the country,” Siemens Vietnam president and CEO Pham Thai Lai.
The plant is expected to begin operations by mid-2019. — VNS