U.S. Trade & Development Agency Funds Near-Shore Wind In Vietnam

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 12, 2017 No Comments
Categories : Projects & Contracts

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has awarded a grant to Power Engineering Consulting Joint Stock Co. 2 (PECC2), a Vietnamese power engineering company, to support the development of a 100 MW wind farm in southern Vietnam.

PECC2 selected Seattle-based DVN KEMA Renewables Inc. to carry out the project design and feasibility study. DNV KEMA is a consulting and engineering company with significant experience in renewable energy, particularly offshore wind, says the USTDA.

PECC2 is developing the 100 MW Tan Thuan near-shore wind farm Vietnam in two phases, 24 MW and 76 MW, respectively. The facility will be located in the Ca Mau Province, an area notable for having high average wind speeds, according to the USTDA.

“USTDA is pleased to support this project, which will help capitalize on southern Vietnam’s strong wind resources and support the country’s prioritization of renewable energy,” says USTDA’s country manager, David Ross. “This project represents an excellent opportunity for U.S. businesses to export technologies and services in support of Vietnam’s renewable energy goals.”

Earlier this week, the agency also announced its support for offshore wind in Jamaica.

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