OPENING OF MONGOLIA'S SECOND WIND FARM AT TSOGTTSETSII SOUM, UMNUGOBI AIMAG, MONGOLIA

October 6, 2017

Newcom LLC

 

Opening of Mongolia’s Second Wind Farm at

Tsogttsetsii Soum, Umnugobi Aimag, Mongolia

 

After 4 years since the successfully opening of Mongolia’s first wind farm “Salkhit”, Newcom is proud to announce that Mongolia’s second wind farm “Tsetsii” has opened on October 6th of 2017. The completion of the project is a testament to successful co-operation of Newcom and SB Energy, subsidiary of Japanese conglomerate Softbank Group Corp.

Tsetsii Wind Farm project started the construction of the Tsetsii Wind Farm in September 2016 and after one year, 3 months ahead of construction schedule, a major milestone for the Tsetsii Wind Farm has been reached with the completion of site works including the installation of the 25 wind turbines and the construction of Tsetsii Substation along with 32km overhead transmission line connecting to the Central Grid of Mongolia. This significant achievement followed on the project reaching over 900,000 man-hours without lost time incident in September this year. Approximately 500 people worked on the construction of the project with 95% of them being Mongolian.

Being one of the world’s most sparsely populated countries with very harsh winters, Mongolia faces considerable challenges to provide sufficient heat and electricity for its people, especially in rural areas. However, Mongolia has been identified as having the potential to be a major wind power producer and it is estimated to have more than 1,100 GW of installed generating capacity (source: Ministry of Energy, Mongolia, 2016), distributed largely in the southern and eastern regions.

    

 
 

The 50MW Tsetsii Wind Farm in Mongolia is financed by the JICA and EBRD. It was JICA’s first overseas investment and loan project in renewable energy sector and private sector.

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas was selected as the wind turbine supplier and as EPC contractor for the project. Amongst many subcontractors of the project, Newcom’s subsidiary Newcom Mining Service LLC was selected as balance of plant and civil work contractor by Vestas and has successfully completed the wind farm’s road works, construction of O&M facilities, the foundations of wind turbines and the project’s camp management.

The Tsetsii Wind Farm will help contribute to sustainable economic development by reducing the amount of imported electricity and mitigate against climate change. Specifically, as a result of the project, it is estimated that approximately 230,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions will be displaced and 180,000 tons of coal and 1.2 million tons of water will be saved. Located in southern Mongolia, the Tsetsii Wind Farm will contribute further benefits in facilitating infrastructure development for railway, road and electrical infrastructure at local and national levels.

About Clean Energy Asia LLC

Clean Energy Asia LLC (CEA) was established in 2012 as a joint venture between Newcom LLC and SB Energy Corp., the renewable energy arm of SoftBank Group Corp.

For more information, please visit www.cea.mn

About SB Energy Corp.

SB Energy is a subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp. and one of the leading renewable energy companies in Japan. As of October 2017, it had over 408.5MW of power in operation with 34 plants (equivalent power needed to supply approximately 128,180 households in Japan). SB Energy is aiming to spread and expand the adoption of renewable energy derived from natural sources, such as large scale solar power generation (Mega Solar) and wind power generation.
For more information please visit www.sbenergy.co.jp/en/