NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of General Electric (GE) - Get Report were gaining in late-afternoon trading on Tuesday as the company partners with privately-held Irish renewable power developer Mainstream Renewable Power to build $1.5 billion in wind power plants in Vietnam, the Wall Street Journal reports.

GE, a Fairfield, CT-based digital industrial company, will provide the technology and a portion of the funding for the project.

The move follows GE's recent push to switch its financing operations to focus mainly on funding infrastructure ventures, according to the Journal.

The investments will be financed with a combination of equity and debt.

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Construction on the power plants is estimated to begin in 2018 and will add one gigawatt to Vietnam's total power capacity, the Journal said.

Mainstream Renewable's COO Andy Kinsella said that Vietnam is becoming a large importer of energy.

"There's huge demand for power and they can balance the equation with renewables," Kinsella said, the Journal notes.

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