The head office of La Gan Wind Power Development Corporation was officially opened in the south-central province of Binh Thuan last week, showing a commitment to the Vietnamese market.
|Crucial La Gan wind venture opens Binh Thuan head office, illustration photo |
The new office will play the role of the main headquarters for the La Gan offshore wind venture. It will mainly operate as the company’s administrative workplace and will be used to welcome representatives of local authorities, as well as other stakeholders interested in the project.
Stuart Livesey, CEO of the La Gan Wind Power Development Corporation and country director of Copenhagen Offshore Partners (COP) in Vietnam, said, “The office in Tuy Phong will form the foundations of the project and presence in the local area, allowing us more opportunities to liaise directly with key local officials, suppliers, and local community groups. It also allows us to directly invest in the local area and lay the first building block as the La Gan project progresses.”
He said that Binh Thuan province has a wealth of skills and resources to support the La Gan, thus the project will focus on utilising these and maximising local content where possible. “The priority is to coexist and give back to the local community, while also providing Vietnam with an alternative source of green energy to benefit ours and our future generation in the battle against climate change,” he added.
The La Gan offshore wind project in Binh Thuan is one of the first large-scale offshore wind farm ventures in the country, and is being developed by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and managed by offshore wind experts COP. The project is expected to power more than seven million households per year and help the country avoid the use of 130 million tonnes of CO2 emissions over its lifetime.
According to a detailed economic impact study performed by international experts BVG Associates, the project is projected to provide several benefits, including the creation of over 45,000 full-time equivalent jobs in Vietnam (defined as one full-time role for a year) and a contribution of over $4.4 billion to the Vietnamese economy over the project’s lifetime.
La Gan Wind Power Development Corporation was established in 2020 by the original members of the joint venture to initiate the development plan for the La Gan offshore wind power project.
La Gan’s contributions to Binh Thuan community
- Together with Lien Huong People’s Committee, providing 50 gifts for disadvantaged fishing families on the anniversary of the Day of All-People Border Defense in Tuy Phong district;
- Scholarships for underprivileged children under the “Supporting footsteps of children to school” scheme;
- Donations of national flags to fishermen under the “One million flags for fishermen” initiative;
- Donations of environmental waste bins to fishermen under the programme “Reducing marine plastic waste”;
- Donated to the Study Encouragement Association of Binh Thuan province and Tuy Phong district to promote education and support underprivileged students;
- Donated to the Vietnam Fatherland Front in Binh Thuan and Tuy Phong to fight against the pandemic;
- Sponsored the Provincial Youth Union of Binh Thuan in their “One million welfare bags” programme to help disadvantaged households in the province;
- Donated to the “Wireless connection and laptops for children” scheme in response to the provincial People’s Committee’s campaign to encourage education digitalisation for disadvantaged students in the province during social distancing restrictions.
By Nguyen Thu