Vietnamese consortium selected to deliver offshore substations

Friday, Oct 15, 2021 11:07

Vietnamese consortium will construct two offshore substations for the Hai Long 2 and Hai Long 3 wind projects. — Photo

Yushan Energy, a subsidiary of low carbon energy developer Enterprize Energy, and Canadian independent power producer Northland Power, 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 (China), the sites will deliver more than 1 GW of green wind energy once commissioned in 2025-26.

Yushan Energy, a consortium led by Enterprize Energy and Mitsui & Co, are co-developers of the Hai Long Offshore wind portfolio, owning 40 per cent, with Northland Power owning 60 per cent.

It 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 Vung Tau, a port city in south Viet Nam, at the heart of the country’s offshore oil and gas industry. The deal represents the largest offshore substation contract awarded for a Taiwanese (China) project to date, and the first in Viet Nam.

The consortium and ISC Consulting Engineers will execute the project from the last quarter of 2021, with offshore installation planned in 2024 and commissioning in 2026. Semco Maritime will lead the consortium with PTSC M&C, co-operating closely with ISC Consulting Engineers as the primary sub-contractor.

Ian Hatton, Founder and Chairman of Enterprize Energy and its wholly owned subsidiary, Yushan Energy, said: “This is an important step in the delivery of the Hai Long Offshore Wind Farm, a project initiated by Enterprize back in 2013. This highlights the long-standing commitment needed by companies to ensure future supplies of low carbon energy to people who need it."

“Enterprize is equally committed to delivery of the Thang Long Offshore Wind Farm south of Binh Thuan Province. I personally have been convinced that Viet Nam’s fabrication yards in Vung Tau 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 Viet Nam for major equipment fabrication comes from a development which we originated and took forward with partners Northland and Mitsui.”

Felipe Montero, Hai Long Project Director, said: “With Semco Maritime and PTSC M&C as preferred suppliers for our offshore substations, we’re certain we’ve found the best possible partners for delivering a hugely important part of our Hai Long projects. The signature of this Preferred Supplier Agreement is another key milestone for Hai Long on the way to Financial Close and into construction and we’re delighted with it and very much looking forward to the journey that we now begin with Semco Maritime and PTSC M&C.”

Enterprize Energy is a pioneering low carbon energy developer addressing the challenges defining the energy transition. — VNS

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