CIP awards first contracts on 3.5-GW offshore wind farm

Danish consultancy Niras will conduct an ESIA of a CIP joint venture's multi-billion-dollar project in Vietnam.

Photo: Danmarks Ambassade i Vietnam

Last month, a guiding schedule was issued for offshore wind in Vietnam. Given that it was written in collaboration with Vietnam's Electricity and Renewable Energy Authority (EREA) and the Danish Energy Agency (DEA), it isn't surprising that the report seems to touch on Denmark quite a few times.

The latter nation's role was nearly settled during the summer, when Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on establishing project La Gan of 3.5 GW. The huge project will be developed in collaboration with Vietnam's Novasia, Asia Petroleum Energy as well as the municipal council of Binh Thuan. Now, though, a specific Danish contribution materializes, as consulting firm Niras has bagged a contract to perform an environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA).

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