Denmark’s Orsted eyes offshore wind power project in Hai Phong

VOV.VN - Orsted Group of Denmark has made a proposal to invest between US$11.9 - 13.6 billion in an offshore wind power project with a total capacity of 3,900 MW in Hai Phong city.

The project will be located 14 km far from Bach Long Vy island to the southeast, 36 km far from Long Chau archipelago to the northwest and less than 100km from the mainland.

The offshore wind power project is considered to fall in line with the orientation of the Vietnamese national energy development strategy which gives priority to the exploitation of renewable energy sources.

The proposal was put forward during a working session held on November 2 between representatives of the Danish Embassy in Vietnam and Nguyen Duc Tho, vice chairman of the Hai Phong administration.

Troels Jakobsen, head of the embassy’s commercial section, expressed his hope that cooperation between Denmark and Hai Phong would continue to be promoted in economics, trade, investment, education, tourism, and green economy transformation.

In response, Tho confirmed that the largest northern port city’s administration always strives to create favourable conditions in which investors can benefit from. He asked investors to give more details about the project to ensure safety for fishing, maritme transport and national security as well.

Orsted, a Danish Government-owned enterprise, is currently the world's largest offshore wind developer, accounting for a total of 29% of global installed capacity and generating 88% of its energy from numerous renewable sources.