Wind energy – geophysical survey
On May 20, the La Gan Wind Power Development Corporation, developer of the 3.5 GW La Gan Offshore Wind Power Project, signed two contracts with the Northern Center for Planning and Investigation of Marine Resources and Environment (CPIM), a Vietnamese government agency.
The two contracts: the La Gan Geophysical Survey Campaign Contract and the La Gan Geological Study Contract, will cover major geological surveys and studies and are worth several million US dollars.
Geophysical surveys and studies are crucial steps for offshore wind power projects to understand the seabed condition and progress the development of ground models and foundation designs. CPIM will engage a Danish sub-contractor: the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), which is under the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities, to carry out the scope.
Under the La Gan Geophysical Survey Campaign contract, CPIM and GEUS will collaborate closely together to collect seabed data and samples to determine bathymetry, seabed features and subsurface geology.
As part of the La Gan Geological Study contract, CPIM and GEUS will conduct an assessment of geological conditions, marine habitats and marine usage, which are key considerations in offshore wind farm development.