Mainstream Renewable Power and Phu Cuong Group
Soc Trang Province, Vietnam
Mainstream and the Phu Cuong Group entered a joint venture agreement in 2017 to develop the 1,400 MW Phu Cuong Soc Trang offshore wind project. It will be developed in two phases - Phase 1 - 400 MW and Phase 2, 1,000 MW. The Phu Cuong project is located in the Soc Trang Province in Vietnam. Once operational, it will power over 995,000 homes and avoid around 1,220,000 tCO2e each year.
Phase 1, 400 MW, is at late-stage development. It is estimated Phase 1 will comprise between 28 and 36 turbines, with the distance of turbines to shore estimated at 4 km. Phase 1 will enter construction in 2021 with commercial operation date in 2023.
Several significant studies are underway and nearing conclusion. These studies which include a Feasibility study, take account of key facets including, shipping routes and fishing/seafood vessels, sensitive habitats and species, seabed conditions, port facilities, metocean conditions, proximity to a grid connection and supply chain engagement.
In addition, the process for balance of plant contractor pre-qualification has taken place and a request for proposal for turbine supply (non-binding) is underway.
The Phu Cuong project has reached a number of milestones in relation to the project.
- 2014: Installed onshore metmast to measure onshore wind speed.
- 2018: Offshore Lidar M1 installed (pictured right).
- 2018: Environmental Impact Assessment commenced.
- 2018: MetOcean studies commenced.
- 2019: Offshore LIdar M2 installed.
- 2019: Grid system impact study completed.
- 2020: Submarine cable system design underway.
- 2020: Turbine foundations design underway.