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Nexif Energy and RATCH Group Extend Their Partnership to 80MW Ben Tre Wind Project & Start Construction

Bangkok: May 31th, 2021– Nexif Energy, the Australian and South East Asian power company, backed by Denham Capital, and RATCH Group today announced that they have formed as 50:50 partnership for construction and operation of the Nexif Energy Ben Tre wind power generation project in Vietnam. This will be the second project Nexif Energy is undertaking with RATCH Group after forging a successful partnership last year on the Rayong Co-Generation project in Thailand.

The 80 MW near-shore wind power generation project is located in Thanh Hai commune, Thanh Phu district of Ben Tre Province, about 160 km southeast of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

The entire electricity generation of the project will be sold to Vietnam Electricity Corporation (‘’EVN”) under a 20-year power purchase agreement. Permits and interconnection agreements for the project have been secured. The project broke ground on construction activities on May 15th with a construction schedule of 19 months to commercial operations.

SEPCOIII, a leading global engineering & construction company specializing in the construction of renewable, thermal, nuclear and seawater desalination projects, has been selected as the EPC Contractor and O&M Contractor for the Project. The Project will utilize 19 units of the highly efficient Goldwind 155-4.5MW Wind Turbine Generators which are evaluated to be the most suitable for the wind regime that prevails at the project location.

Nexif Energy has developed a high-quality wind resource map for the project using measurement data via a met mast for over 3 years and further correlated it by installing an offshore LIDAR station.

Mr. Kijja Sripatthangkura, Chief Executive Officer, RATCH Group Public Company Limited, said: “I am pleased to note that after working on the project under the Joint Development Agreement signed on 4th December 2020 , RATCH and Nexif have concluded this transaction. With the experience of working together on the Rayong project in Thailand, I am confident that the energetics teams will deliver a successful project in Ben Tre”.

Nexif Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer, Surender Singh said: “Nexif Energy is pleased to be making rapid progress on the Ben Tre Wind Project and extending its ongoing relationship with RATCH Group. We share with RATCH a common vision to bring world leading technology solutions to address the challenges of the energy transition”.

Matthew Bartley, Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Nexif Energy, added: “Ben Tre Wind project is our third investment in Vietnam and confirms our long-term commitment to the growing power sector in the country. We are developing several other opportunities in Vietnam and other countries of South East Asia to be among the leading renewable energy solution providers in the region”.

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