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First wind energy turbine factory opens

16/10/2010

Vietnam ’s first wind power turbine production factory was inaugurated at the Nomura industrial zone in the northern port city of Hai Phong on October 15. The 61 million USD project, invested by the US-based GE group, rolled out over 200 turbines for export in the past five months of test run.

Vietnam ’s first wind power turbine production factory was inaugurated at the Nomura industrial zone in the northern port city of Hai Phong on October 15.



 

The 61 million USD project, invested by the US-based GE group, rolled out over 200 turbines for export in the past five months of test run.



 

In the first stage the factory will produce 1.5 MW turbines for export and is scheduled to mass produce some 10,000 parts and assorted turbines annually. Its products will be forwarded to GE production facilities worldwide to be assembled into end products.



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The factory now provides stable jobs for over 250 local workers and contributes to domestic production and daily life as well as for export.



 

John Krenicki, Vice President of the GE Group and President cum General Manager of GE Energy operations in Vietnam , hailed Vietnam as an ideal destination for investment and expansion of production capacity thanks to its skilled workforce and the bright prospects of the regional energy industry.



 

The US giant unveiled a plan to upgrade and expand the factory into a complex specialising in power equipment for clean energy production to meet national and global demand.


 


By Le My

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