LOC Singapore Bags New Offshore Wind Contract in Vietnam

PowerChina HuaDong Engineering has awarded LOC Singapore with a contract for marine warranty survey (MWS) services for the transportation and installation operations at the Binh Dai Phase 1 offshore wind project in Vietnam.

LOC will provide MWS services, including suitability surveys of the proposed support fleet, as well as its expertise in a range of other marine vessel inspection and marine assurance services, when necessary.

The Binh Dai offshore wind farm, located in the south-east area of the Vietnamese province of Ben Tre, will have a capacity of 310 MW, with the first phase to be built comprising seven Siemens Gamesa turbines.

The entire offshore wind farm will consist of 74 wind turbines, including Siemens Gamesa 4.5 MW and Goldwind 3.3 MW units.

At the beginning of October, China’s TSP Blue Island sent off the first batch of monopile foundations for the offshore wind project.

Ningbo Orient Cable (NBO) will provide185km of 35kV subsea cable system for the 310 MW Binh Dai.

The consortium of PowerChina Huadong Engineering Corporation Limited and PowerChina International Group Limited is the EPC contractor for the project.

The wind farm is being developed by the Mekong Wind Power Joint Stock Company, a special purpose company owned by Thailand’s Gulf Energy Development Public Co Ltd.

For LOC Renewables in Singapore, this project follows a few other offshore wind contracts the company was awarded in Vietnam this year, including on Dong Hai 1 Phase 1 and Hoa Binh 1 Phase 1.

Photo: Siemens Gamesa; Illustration