Let me start with the big picture: We have a strong local presence in Vietnam. There are 1,800 GE employees in Vietnam who are working hard every day to serve our customers in the country and around the world, develop and train our local staff, and support the country’s economy.
Vietnam has an installed power generation capacity of about 55 GW, and GE provides up to 27% of the country’s electricity needs. GE currently has a fleet of more than 25 gas turbines and 7 steam turbines across 11 power plants and other projects throughout Vietnam. All these projects are helping support Vietnam’s rapidly growing economy. In fact, Vietnam is expected to retain its status as the fastest-growing economies in Southeast Asia, despite the impact of Covid 19.
GE is committed to supporting the region’s future generation mix and energy needs for reliable and flexible power, particularly with our HA technology. Today our power generation solutions are not only focused on gas turbines, but also on plantwide solutions including steam turbines, generators and HRSGs.
Now let’s take a closer look at our GE manufacturing facilities in Vietnam—Phu My and Dung Quat— and explore what makes them special.
GE Gas Power Dung Quat is one of the two GE factories in the world that manufacture Heat Recovery Steam Generators for power plants all around the world.
Let’s follow Khoa Nguyen to discover how this factory is applying LEAN in building a safer, higher productivity, and better cost-saving working environment.
GE is committed to fueling the growth of Vietnam, not just through power generation, but through development of local talent in high value sectors like engineering), and our work with local SMEs and suppliers as part of our global supply chain. We also work with local partners to support social causes and enrich lives in the communities where we operate with support from the GE Foundation, GE Volunteers and GE Women’s Networks.
GE’s solid footprint in Vietnam is the result of strong, lasting partnerships with the country’s people and businesses over the years—a relationship that can only continue to get stronger through continued investments in technology, people and programs. I personally look forward to being part of our ongoing efforts to help support Vietnam for a long time to come.
Senior Regional Customer Appliction Engineer
As the primary technical contact for customers in the SEA region, Thieu works closely with customers throughout all phases of their projects, helping to analyze and select the product configuration for each customer’s needs and economic goals. Before joining GE, Thieu spent more than 10 years in power plant construction, handling operation and maintenance activities at various project sites.