Geotechnical contract awarded for Vietnamese project

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 20/07/2021 Fugro

La Gan Wind Power Development Corporation (La Gan Wind), owned by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), Asiapetro and Novasia, has awarded an offshore geotechnical contract to a consortium led by Vietsovpetro, PTSC G&S and Fugro. The award is part of CIP’s development plan for the La Gan offshore wind project in Vietnam, which, with a potential capacity of 3.5 GW, will be one of the first large-scale offshore wind farms in Vietnam.

As part of this new contract, Fugro will provide offshore geotechnical services utilising their regional geotechnical vessel, and deliver advanced onshore soils laboratory testing and engineering studies. The initial scope of work will focus on geotechnical boreholes to expand understanding of the La Gan site’s geological features and to build up the geological ground models.

Maya Malik, CEO of the La Gan Wind Power Development Corporation, said: “As a responsible and experienced developer, the La Gan Wind Power Development Corporation is pleased to partner with reputable companies such as Vietsovpetro, PTSC G&S and Fugro, who will ensure that the geotechnical surveys are conducted to the highest technical, safety and environmental standards. We are also proud to implement a structure that supports the local supply chain and facilitates knowledge transfer between international and local suppliers.”

Jerry Paisley, Fugro’s Director for Marine Site Characterisation in Asia-Pacific, said: “It is an honour for Fugro to be associated with this landmark La Gan offshore wind farm project and to provide geotechnical solutions supporting Vietnam’s energy transition. CIP and Fugro have worked closely on similar offshore wind projects in the region, especially in Taiwan, and this award to Fugro shows that our Triple A approach of Geo-data acquisition, analysis and advice is clearly recognised by CIP.”

With a potential capacity of 3.5 GW, the
La Gan offshore wind project will be one of the first large scale offshore wind projects in Vietnam. Once fully installed, the project is expected to power more than 7 million households per year and avoid 130 million tonnes of CO2 emissions over its lifetime. The first phase is scheduled for completion by 2026.

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