On November 21, Vice State President Vo Thi Anh Xuan embarked on a diplomatic visit to Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark.
|Vice State President Vo Thi Anh Xuan and Christina Grumstrup Sørensen, senior partner at CIP
The vice state president met with Christina Grumstrup Sørensen, one of CIP’s senior partners, and also toured the Middelgrunden Offshore Wind Farm, which was the world’s largest offshore wind farm when it was built in 2000 and remains a symbol of Denmark’s pioneering role in clean energy.
Accompanying Vice State President Xuan were notable dignitaries from Vietnam, including Luong Thanh Nghi, Ambassador of Vietnam to Denmark, Le Thi Thu Hang, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, and representatives from various ministries and provinces.
At CIP’s headquarters, Vice State President Xuan and her delegation were warmly received by Sørensen, one of CIP's four founding members. She shared an overview of CIP’s vision and mission, highlighting its global leadership in investing, developing, constructing, and operating world-class renewable energy projects.
She also praised Vietnam’s progress in its green energy transition and its desire to become an offshore wind hub in Southeast Asia.
The delegation also listened to two other CIP partners, Niels Holst and Robert Helms, speaking about their plans to develop renewable energy projects in Vietnam, particularly the La Gan offshore wind project – off the central coast of Binh Thuan province.
The La Gan project will have a capacity of 3.5GW when fully developed, and a total estimated investment of $10.5 billion. When fully established, La Gan is expected to power more than 7 million Vietnamese households, demonstrating CIP’s commitment to supporting the country’s transition to a sustainable and green economy.
The Vietnamese delegation also visited the Middelgrunden Offshore Wind Farm. Operational since 2001, it was a pioneering offshore wind project in Denmark, holding the title of the world’s largest offshore wind farm at the time of its inauguration.
Located in the strait separating Copenhagen and Malmö, 3.5km off the Danish coast, the Middelgrunden Offshore Wind Farm has 20 wind turbines and produces 85,000 megawatt hours of electricity per year, accounting for 4 per cent of the total energy consumption of Copenhagen. The project received a total investment of $60 million at the time, in which CIP was one of the crucial investors.
By strengthening its relationship with experienced development partners, Vietnam will receive valuable transfer in terms of knowledge, expertise, and technology, thereby accelerating its clean energy development process, supporting the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and contributing to a green and sustainable future for the nation.
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