29 - 45

Phase 1(A) # turbines

From 4km to 15km

Phase 1 Distance to shore

2021

Phase 1(A) Construction

2023

Phase 1 (A) Operational

Phu Cuong Soc Trang

The 1,400MW Phu Cuong Soc Trang offshore wind farm is under development since 2014 by the Phu Cuong Group (PCG) with the support of DNV GL and a grant from the US Trade and Development Agency. In 2017, a global offshore developer, Mainstream Renewable Power entered a joint venture with PCG to co-develop the project. Phase 1(A) and Phase 1(B) comprise 200 MW each and Phase 2, 1,000MW. When the first 400 MW phase is completed, the closest turbines to shore will be 4 km from the coast and the furthest about 15 km. The location of the Phase 2, 1,000MW is extended from 20km from shore to 45km from shore.
Phu Cuong
Soc Trang

Development Progress

The project has made considerable progress to date including wind measurements, metocean studies and geotechnical campaigns, regulatory and IFC standard environmental and social impact assessment and grid studies.
Mainstream’s Global Development Standard (GDS)

Mainstream’s Global Development Standard (GDS)

The project is being developed according to the Global Development Standard. Mainstream’s GDS is an in-house project development system designed by the Mainstream team to ensure projects are developed methodically and delivered on time, on budget and safely in line with best international practice. The Standard is benchmarked against IFC Environmental and Social Standards and the Equator Principles.

Comprehensive Project Development

In addition to complying with the Vietnamese regulatory process for the submission of an Environmental Impact Assessment, the team is preparing an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA). The ESIA complies with the IFC’s Performance Standards on Environmental and Social Sustainability (2012) and provides further detailed information on the environmental and social impacts of the offshore wind farm development.

Comprehensive Project Development

Project Timeline

  • 2014
  • 2016
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
  • 2023
Aug, 2014 - Development begins following a grant from the US Department of Trade and Development
Aug, 2014 - Development begins following a grant from the US Department of Trade and Development
September, 2014 - Onshore Met mast installed, and first wind data records commence
September, 2014 - Onshore Met mast installed, and first wind data records commence
January, 2016 - Co-operation agreement signed and witnessed by Vietnamese President Trần Đại Quang and Irish President Michael D. Higgins
January, 2016 - Co-operation agreement signed and witnessed by Vietnamese President Trần Đại Quang and Irish President Michael D. Higgins
Offshore wind measurement campaign commences following the installation of device, lidar (platform M1)
Offshore wind measurement campaign commences following the installation of device, lidar (platform M1)
Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) and Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) commence
Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) and Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) commence
Metocean studies commence with instruments measuring water depth, wave height and current speed
Metocean studies commence with instruments measuring water depth, wave height and current speed
Site Survey Licence received for Phase 1, 400MW
Site Survey Licence received for Phase 1, 400MW
The Soc Trang People’s Council approved the land use plan of 2019, which includes 12.94ha for the onshore elements of the project
The Soc Trang People’s Council approved the land use plan of 2019, which includes 12.94ha for the onshore elements of the project
Pre-feasibility study completed for Phase 1 with Feasibility Study ongoing and nearing completion
Pre-feasibility study completed for Phase 1 with Feasibility Study ongoing and nearing completion
Grid System Impact study completed for Phase 1
Grid System Impact study completed for Phase 1
Mainstream's CEO Andy Kinsella met Vietnam's Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung to discuss  adoption of renewable energy in Vietnam
Mainstream's CEO Andy Kinsella met Vietnam's Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung to discuss adoption of renewable energy in Vietnam
Second offshore wind measurement device, Lidar (platform M2), installed at Phase 1.
Second offshore wind measurement device, Lidar (platform M2), installed at Phase 1.
Submarine cable system design and optimization completed in April.
Submarine cable system design and optimization completed in April.
Turbine foundations design underway
Turbine foundations design underway
Onshore substation preliminary design prepared along with transmission line route to 220KV Vinh Chau 2 surveyed and selected
Onshore substation preliminary design prepared along with transmission line route to 220KV Vinh Chau 2 surveyed and selected
Site Survey License application for Phase 2, 1.000 MW was submitted on 7th July
Site Survey License application for Phase 2, 1.000 MW was submitted on 7th July
PDP Approval for first 200 MW on 25th June 2020
PDP Approval for first 200 MW on 25th June 2020
Site Survey licence received for Phase 2: 1,000 MW on 26th October, 2020
Site Survey licence received for Phase 2: 1,000 MW on 26th October, 2020
Phase 1(A) construction expected to commence in Q4
Phase 1(A) construction expected to commence in Q4
Mainstream Vietnam's Development Director met Vice Chairman Vu Thai Ha at The National Assembly House
Mainstream Vietnam's Development Director met Vice Chairman Vu Thai Ha at The National Assembly House
Phase 1(A) expected to reach commercial operation date
Phase 1(A) expected to reach commercial operation date
2014
2014
2023

Project Partners

Mainstream is the most successful independent developer of offshore wind at scale globally. In 2016, it partnered with local company, the Phu Cuong Group to develop one of the largest offshore wind farms in SE Asia.
Mainstream Renewable Power
Mainstream Renewable Power is a leading global renewable energy company that develops, constructs, and operates wind and solar power plants in high growth markets worldwide. Mainstream is a market leader in offshore wind development and is the developer of the largest offshore wind project in the world - the UK’s 4 GW Hornsea zone. It is expanding its offshore presence globally and reviewing offshore development opportunities in Japan, South Korea and the Philippines.
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Phu Cuong Group
Phu Cuong Group was established in the early 1990’s and has grown to become a large corporation with more than 20 member companies operating across multiple industries including urban development projects, housing, renewable energy and travel services, restaurants and hotels. The Phu Cuong Group has held a high position in the seafood industry in Vietnam and globally. Along with the development and economic restructuring of the region and the country, Phu Cuong Group has proactively planned long-term strategic steps in development, ensuring dynamic development of its businesses
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Meet The Team

Meet the team developing the 1,400MW Phu Cuong Soc Trang offshore wind project.
Le Ngoc Hung
Le Ngoc Hung
General Director
Bernard Casey
Bernard Casey
Project Director
Cuc Doan
Cuc Doan
Project Engineer
Bui Vinh Thang
Bui Vinh Thang
Head of Government and Corporate Relations
Brian Quan Minh
Brian Quan Minh
Construction Project Manager
Chieu Tran
Chieu Tran
Office Administrator
Nguyen Ngoc Tho
Nguyen Ngoc Tho
Engineering Manager
Hung Truong
Hung Truong
Health and Safety Manager
Tu Lam
Tu Lam
Chief Accountant
Derek Stokes
Derek Stokes
Head of Finance
Trang Nguyen
Trang Nguyen
Financial Accountant
Khuong Tran
Khuong Tran
Graduated Engerneer

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