Denmark to Help Vietnam Chart Offshore Wind Roadmap

The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) and the Electricity and Renewable Energy Authority (EREA) of Vietnam have initiated a partnership with the purpose of mapping the potential for offshore wind off the coast of Vietnam.

The next step in the cooperation between DEA and EREA will be to develop a roadmap to Vietnamese authorities presenting solutions on how to kick start offshore wind in the coming years. The results will be presented at a workshop in Hanoi before summer 2020.

The Vietnamese mainland has a coastline of 3.260km and especially the sea east of Ho Chi Minh City is considered one of the areas in South East Asia with greatest potential for offshore wind.

A Vietnamese delegation is currently visiting Denmark to seek inspiration from Danish competencies and solutions within offshore wind, energy planning, and energy efficiency.

The delegation, led by General Director Phuong Hoang Kim of EREA, is traveling around Denmark visiting the Danish Energy Agency and Energy Lab in Copenhagen, the Avdedøre plant, test facilities at Lindø Offshore Renewables Center in Munkebo, Siemens-Gamesa Renewable Energy in Brande, Energinet in Fredericia, and the offshore hub at Esbjerg Harbor.

The study tour program has a strong focus on the most important aspects within energy efficiency, energy planning and offshore wind, including research and development, regulation and planning, production of wind turbines and administration of large-scale wind farms.