Offshore windfarm in Vietnam meets growing energy demand

A new 12-turbine wind farm off the coast of Vietnam provides a renewable source of power for more than 130,000 people, saving the equivalent of nearly 70,000tonnes CO2 every year.

Project facts

  • Client
    Korea Tra Vinh Wind Power Company No.1 JSC
  • Challenge
    Growing energy demand while supporting Vietnam’s ambition to replace fossil fuel with renewable sources.
  • Location
    Tra Vinh province Vietnam
  • Solution
    New 12-turbine wind farm off the coast of Vietnam.
  • Period
Facing tight deadlines to secure preferentialfeed-in tariffs, the development was completed prior to the feed-in tariffdeadline, with assistance from Royal HaskoningDHV. The 48MW Korea - Tra Vinh Wind Farm helps meet rapidly growing energy demand while supporting Vietnam’s ambition to replace fossil fuel with renewable sources. It also created 500 new jobs during construction.

Owner’s engineering team on-site throughout the project

Tra Vinh Wind Power No.1 JSC contracted Royal HaskoningDHV to provide owner’s engineering services on the project. This included reviewing the engineering design, providing project management support services, and monitoring construction, installation and commissioning works for the entire complex including the substation, transmission line and connection to the grid.

A key focus for the project’s success was to start commercial operations within the deadline for preferential feed-in tariffs. To achieve this, close coordination was needed between all the teams involved. “Our client liked our approach,” explained Ron van der Wegen, Senior Construction Manager at Royal HaskoningDHV Vietnam. “Rather than monitoring the project through weekly visits as had been proposed, we placed a full time team on site. All aspects of the project were kept on track through the increased support provided for our client’s project management team, including scheduling and safety management.

The design review benefited from our multi-disciplinary expertise, drawing on technical support from experts in our windfarm team in the United Kingdom, structural engineers in the Netherlands and our specialist marine team.

Royal HaskoningDHV has now completed a second windfarm project in Vietnam establishing a strong platform for our business to support other projects in this fast-growing sector.

Ron van der WegenSenior Construction Manager at Royal HaskoningDHV Vietnam

Commercial operations start before vital tariff deadlines

As the deadline for the feed-in tariff approached the final stages of the project had to be completed within a very tight timeframe. Despite numerous delays during construction, some of these being considerable, the project was eventually completed prior to the key feed-in-tariff deadline. Multiple activities were undertaken in parallel, and through ongoing close cooperation, we kept the project on schedule.

“The schedule was kept on track throughout a process which is dependent on so many stakeholders and includes various procedures. The partnership developed with our client’s team, together with in-house expertise across these areas and experience in meeting challenging deadlines, ensured the windfarm went into commercial operation before the vital deadline,” Ron added.
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