USTDA backs 100MW Vietnamese offshore project

The United States’ Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has awarded a grant to support a 100MW offshore wind project off Vietnam.

Power Engineering Consulting Joint Stock Company 2 (PECC2) is developing the two-phase Tan Thuan nearshore project off the coast of the country’s southernmost province Ca Mau.

The first phase will have a capacity of 24MW, while a second phase could support an additional 76MW.

PECC2 has selected Seattle-based consulting and engineering company DVN KEMA Renewables to carry out the project design and feasibility study.

USTDA country manager David Ross said the project would, “help capitalise on southern Vietnam’s strong wind resources”.

Vietnam is targeting seven per cent of its total power generation from renewable sources in 2020 and 10 per cent in 2030 – of which 0.8 per cent would come from wind in 2020 and one per cent in 2030.

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