Offshore wind future in balance for Vietnam

The long-awaited Power Development Plan VIII is set to target the development of about 7GW of offshore wind power in Vietnam. However, both investors and localities are waiting for a clearer roadmap.

In Vietnam’s north, there are now 22 registered projects with a total capacity of 51.6GW. Meanwhile, in the centre and south, there are 74 offshore wind power projects registered with a total installed capacity of 104.6GW. Thus, the total installed capacity of offshore wind power registered in the Power Development Plan VIII (PDP8) is more than 156GW, many times higher than the target of 7GW by 2030.

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