Marine contractor will use its regional vessel to deliver soils testing for the Vietnamese offshore wind project [Image: Fugro]
Fugro is part of a consortium that has won an offshore geotechnical contract for the up to 3500MW La Gan offshore wind project off Vietnam.
La Gan Wind Power Development Corporation, owned by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), Asiapetro and Novasia, awarded the contract to a consortium led by Vietsovpetro, PTSC G&S and Fugro.
As part of the contract, Fugro will provide offshore geotechnical services using its regional geotechnical vessel and deliver soils laboratory testing and engineering studies.
The initial scope of work will focus on geotechnical boreholes to expand understanding of the La Gan site’s geological features and to build up the geological ground models.
La Gan Wind CEO Maya Malik said: “As a responsible and experienced developer, the La Gan Wind Power Development Corporation is pleased to partner with reputable companies such as Vietsovpetro, PTSC G&S and Fugro, who will ensure that the geotechnical surveys are conducted to the highest technical, safety and environmental standards.
“We are also proud to implement a structure that supports the local supply chain and facilitates knowledge transfer between international and local suppliers.”
The La Gan wind farm will be constructed in phases, with the first phase scheduled for completion by 2026.