In 2009, GE established a manufacturing plant in the seaport city of Haiphong in response to the growing global demand for power generation equipment and in support of cleaner energy production. The factory’s operation runs the gamut of the production line, from the 1.X Wind Turbine Generator and 2.X Wind Turbine Generator to electrical control systems components as well as fabrication components. The multiple production lines in the factory double in volume from year to year. The factory is a significant contributor to the GE's localization strategy and has, to date, accounts for 15% average of the local content produced at the Haiphong plant.
GE plays a key role in the development of Vietnam’s first wind farm in Bac Lieu province, Mekong Delta. GE supplied 62 wind turbines, totaling over 99MW of power generation capacity. The first phase of this wind farm was connected to the national grid in June 2013.
In March 2015, GE was officially chosen as the provider of 14 turbines in Phase I of Tay Nguyen Wind Farm project, located in Dak Lak province. The project will be the largest capacity wind farm in Vietnam with total capacity up to 120MW, after its three phases are completed in 2020.
As part of the continuing celebration of the 20-year anniversary of the normalization of bilateral relations between the United States and Vietnam, GE co-organized with U.S. Consulate General and Vietnam Investment Review to held a clean energy conference themed “Smart Solutions for Vietnam” in Ho Chi Minh City. With the participation of over 200 government officials, business leaders, investors and experts from both countries, the conference created an open dialogue for participants to discuss challenges, benefits and solutions in pursuing green energy sustainability in Vietnam.