Vietnam has won a key deal to build two substations for the Hai Long offshore wind project in Taiwan. The contract award, announced today, marks the largest offshore substation deal for a Taiwanese project to date, and the first in Vietnam.
Yushan Energy, a subsidiary of Enterprize Energy, and Canadian independent power producer Northland Power, said they have selected a Vietnamese consortium led by Semco Maritime and PTSC M&C to construct two offshore substations for the Hai Long 2 and Hai Long 3 wind projects. Located off the Taiwanese coast, the sites will deliver more than 1GW of wind energy once commissioned in 2025-26.
The agreement includes design, engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning of the two offshore substations. The substation jackets will be manufactured at PTSC M&C’s yard facilities in Vũng Tàu, a port city in south Vietnam, at the heart of the country’s offshore oil and gas industry.
The consortium and ISC Consulting Engineers will execute the project from Q4 2021, with offshore installation planned in 2024 and commissioning in 2026. Semco Maritime will lead the consortium with PTSC M&C, cooperating closely with ISC Consulting Engineers as the primary sub-contractor.
Frank Holm, Vice President of Renewables, Semco Maritime, said “the order provides us with a solid footprint in the exciting Asian offshore wind market, which is developing at a fast pace. We look forward to working on the Hai Long projects and the strategic cooperation with our consortium partner PTSC M&C and the other sub-contractors.”
Enterprize Energy is also proposing the Thang Long offshore wind project in Vietnam.
The company’s chairman, Ian Hatton, said “Enterprize is equally committed to delivery of the Thang Long Offshore Wind Farm south of Binh Thuan Province. I personally have been convinced that Vietnam’s fabrication yards in Vũng Tàu have the globally competitive capabilities to produce the infrastructure needed for offshore wind energy development anywhere in the World. Enterprize committed to fabricate the infrastructure for Thang Long there from the very outset. Consequently, I am delighted that the first engineering contract placed in Vietnam for major equipment fabrication comes from a development which we originated and took forward with partners Northland and Mitsui.”
Yushan Energy, a consortium led by Enterprize Energy and Mitsui & Co, are co-developers of the Hai Long Offshore wind portfolio, owning 40%, with Northland Power owning 60%.