Ørsted and Petro Vietnam Technical Services Corporation Mechanical & Construction, PTSC M&C, have signed a partnership agreement concerning offshore wind projects both in the south Asian country's waters and globally, reports sector media offshorewind.biz.
The collaboration aims to supply offshore substations to Ørsted and Vietnam's T&T Group in support of the companies' proposed multi-gigawatt pipeline of wind-at-sea projects in Vietnam.
Beyond domestic developments, the partners also intend to pursue export opportunities to support Ørsted's global offshore wind pipeline.
”Ørsted is ready to support Vietnam to unleash its full offshore wind potential. Vietnam has some of the best conditions in Asia for offshore wind power, many outstanding engineering companies and a highly skilled workforce," the media cites Ørsted Vietnam Country Manager Sebastian Hald Buhl saying:
"Today’s inaugural agreement between Ørsted and PTSC M&C demonstrates another step forward in our ambitions to collaborate closely with local suppliers to kick-start Vietnam’s new offshore wind industry."
Ørsted and T&T Group are working with a long row of local partners and suppliers in order to build the country's first major offshore wind farms, with one planned for the south-central region and one in the north by 2030.