Vestas wins 100-MW wind assessment job in Bangladesh

Danish company Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) will carry out Wind Resource Assessment (WRA) for a 100-MW project in southwestern Bangladesh under a deal with the country’s Power Division, Dhaka Tribune said Tuesday.

As part of the memorandum of understanding (MoU), signed on Monday, the wind turbine maker’s unit Vestas-Asia-Pacific Wind Technology Pvt Ltd will conduct the study in two phases. The report is to be submitted within a year.

The wind farm is planned to be located in Patuakhali district, according to the report. Further details around the scheme were not provided.

The local government aims to ensure uninterrupted electricity supply to the industries within three years, Power, Energy and Mineral Resources state minister, Nasrul Hamid, was quoted as saying. To that end, Bangladesh’s Power Development Board (PDB) has already erected wind turbines at a number of different locations and has completed a wind resources roadmap, which covers coastal zones, onshore and inland areas countrywide.