Vietnam is forecasted to be one of the fastest growing economies in Asia. According to the government’s latest energy master plan, Vietnam’s energy capacity must double over the next 10 years. Renewable energy will form a key part of Vietnam’s energy mix, with wind energy capacity contributing more than 13% to Vietnam’s total installed capacity by 2030.

The La Gan offshore wind farm is located off the coast of Binh Thuan, Vietnam. With an expected capacity of 3.5 GW, the wind farm is estimated to power more than 7 million households. La Gan aims to be one of the first large-scale offshore wind farms in Vietnam. The project has a total estimated investment value of US$10.5 billion and will implement the highest international standards, using the most advanced wind-power technology.

The La Gan project is being developed by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, Asiapetro and Novasia, and managed by offshore wind experts Copenhagen Offshore Partners. Our goal is to secure Vietnam’s long-term energy needs and support the development of local industry in a sustainable way.

Key facts

  • Location: Binh Thuan, Vietnam
  • Development area: Approximately 600 km2
  • Distance from shore: 12km to 40 km
  • Water depth: 10m to 35m
  • Wind speed: More than 9 m/s [Global Wind Atlas]
  • Wind turbines: 12MW models or larger
Việt Nam
  • 220Km
  • Hồ Chí Minh City
  • La Gan 3.5 GW offshore wind farm in Binh Thuan

Technical concept overview

Harbours Grid Connection Onshore Export line Onshore Substation Onshore Export Cables Offshore Export Cables Offshore Substations Inter Array Cables Foundations Wind Turbine Generators (WTG)
  • Several options identified within 200km from the site
  • 4 options identified
  • Connection to be confirmed upon PDP8 finalization
  • 500kV overhead line
  • 66/275/500kV
  • Location under investigation
  • Land to shore via horizontal direct drilling (HDD)
  • 66kV and 275kV cables
  • 66kV and 275kV buried subsea cables
  • Several 66/275 kV offshore substations
  • Jacket foundations
  • 66kV buried subsea cables
  • Fixed monopile or jacket foundations
  • 3,500 MW generation
  • 12 MW wind turbine model or larger

When fully constructed, the La Gan offshore wind farm assets will include:

  • Offshore wind turbines
    These will each have a capacity of 12MW or more, and be more than 250m tall. Each turbine will be sit above the sea level on a foundation
  • Offshore foundations
    These will be fixed to the sea floor, and be of a ‘monopile’ or ‘jacket’ design type
  • Offshore substations and subsea cables
    The ‘inter array cables’ will connect the turbines to various offshore substations. The ‘offshore export cables’ will run from the offshore substations to the onshore landing point. The subsea cables will be buried below the sea bed
  • Onshore substation and onshore cables
    The ‘onshore export cables’ will run from the landing point to the onshore substation. The ‘onshore export line’ will run from the onshore substation to the grid connection point

Approval status

  • The Project began implementation in 2019 with the endorsement of the People’s Committee of Binh Thuan Province to conduct onshore wind survey and measurement. Since then, the Project has installed 2 onshore metmasts and achieved significant progress.
  • In 2020 we received endorsement from the provincial People’s Committee for our survey license application and pre-feasibility study report. Currently we are awaiting central government approval to be added to the National Power Development Plan VIII.