Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) and PetroVietnam Technical Services Corporation (PTSC) look for cooperation opportunities in the field of offshore wind power

A global energy transition from fossil fuels to low-carbon solutions is urgently needed under the pressure of environmental pollution impact and climate change effect. This energy transition will be enabled by technological innovation, notably in the field of renewable energy, which is clean, free and readily available. Therefore, many countries are increasingly investing in the wind power sector, including Vietnam. Along with the great possibility for development in the field of renewable energy, PTSC, with its capabilities and experience, facilities system, manufacturing warehouse, port community systems as a leading contractor in the oil and gas industry, has registered offshore wind power into its business license upon getting approval from its shareholder, Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam). This will be the premise for PTSC to expand its services in the offshore field which is its proven strength. Accordingly, several members of PTSC have actively participated in providing services including PTSC M&C’s project building 02 offshore substations under Hai Long 2 and Hai Long 3 Offshore Wind Project on Taiwanese coasts and PTSC Marine’s long-term contract for the provision of crew transfer vessel (CTV) for the transportation of personnel and maintenance equipment to wind power projects for Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) in Binh Dai - Ben Tre and Hiep Thanh - Tra Vinh province, Southwest region.

On March 18th 2022, PTSC Marine held a meeting with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) to explore and expand investment cooperation opportunities in the next future. At the meeting, Mr. Yoshiki Haraguchi- Representative of SGRE has expressed sincere thanks to PTSC Marine’s efforts in maintaining the safety and stability of personnel transportation services despite the Covid-19 pandemic effect as well as difficulties due to geographical distance, extreme weather…It has been known that SGRE plans to expand its business activities and operations in Vietnam, which brings great opportunities not only for PTSC Marine but also for PTSC. Speaking at the meeting, Mr. Le Chien Thang - Director of PTSC Marine has affirmed the company qualification and reputation through 30 years of experience in providing marine services. With qualified capabilities and experienced resources, PTSC Marine is completely confident to satisfy every client’s need. Currently, SGRE is a large corporation in the field of renewable energy based in Spain, investing in more than 90 countries and territories around the world.  Seeking and expanding investment opportunities in Vietnam is a part of SGRE’s development strategy in Southeast Asia- where it is considered to have great potential for the wind power industry.

Within the working schedule in Vung Tau, as a focal point, PTSC Marine has introduced SGRE delegation to visit and explore cooperation opportunities with other members of PTSC such as PTSC M&C, PV Shipyard, PTSC Supply Base which have adequate resources, infrastructure, yards, facilities, etc. to participate in wind power services. After visiting and surveying the site, Mr. Yoshiki Haraguchi - Representative of SGRE team thanked to PTSC Marine for the warm welcome and highly appreciated the capability of PTSC members. The two sides agree a further plan to visit PTSC headquarter to identify the potential cooperation in the coming time.

                                                                                                                                              Tran Ngoc Choan