South Korean wind turbine manufacturer Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction (DHIC) last week said it has reached an agreement to support development of an offshore wind plus energy storage demonstration project in Vietnam.
According to the company, Geewon Park, chairman and CEO of DHIC, accompanied South Korean President Moon Jae-in on a trip to Vietnam, as part of the specially formed business delegation. During the trip, Park signed an agreement with Vietnam’s state power company Vietnam Electricity (EVN) to develop an energy storage system-linked, 3-MW offshore wind power demonstration project. Details about the capacity of the energy storage system were not provided.
Under the agreement, EVN will support DHIC in securing the test site and acquiring approval on the project. DHIC will supply the wind turbines and energy storage system.
DHIC also said that it secured an agreement during its trip to build its first overseas wind power plant in Vietnam. The company currently offers a 3-MW wind turbine, and it said it is set to launch a 5.5-MW offshore wind turbine.