Danish wind turbine maker, Vestas, has been selected as preferred technology partner for a prestigious wind project in Laos. The project is a 600 MW wind project placed in southern Laos.
The wind farm is set to be completed in 2020 and it’s believed that it will become the largest wind farm in the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and moreover the first in Laos.
“We expect that our partnership with IES will produce significant opportunities and together we will set an example for wind energy,” Chris Beaufait, president of Vestas Asia Pacific China, told Reuters.
Thailand’s Impact Electrons Siam Ltd. (IES) leads the wind project, that is set to be constructed on an area covering the districts of Dak Cheung and Sanxay in Sekong and Attapeu provinces.
“We believe renewable energy is a sustainable energy when it can compete with conventional fuel without any subsidy,” said Woramol Khamkanist, a director of IES, in August 2015, when the Lao government signed the agreement to develop the project with IES.
The Asia Pacific region is Vestas’ smallest market with an order backlog of 912 MW as of March 31.
The signing ceremony of the memorandum of understanding is expected to be held at the Danish Ambassador’s residence in Bangkok this month.