Enterprize Energy and the Vietnamese Institute of Energy agree to partner to explore green hydrogen in Vietnam
Offshore wind developer will begin the study in 2022 in partnership with the Vietnamese Institute of Energy
Enterprize Energy and the Vietnamese Institute of Energy have agreed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to partner in a study assessing green hydrogen’s potential in the country.
Enterprize said the study, to start in 2022, is “likely to play a significant role” in guiding policy in Vietnam, with a specific eye on the role green hydrogen plays in the country’s future energy mix.
This announcement follows company chairman Ian Hatton (pictured) joining Nguyen Duc Hien, deputy head of the Central Economic Department, and Dang Hoang An, deputy minister of industry and trade, to discuss “offshore wind power for the future of clean energy in Vietnam” as part of a GWEC seminar.
While at COP26, Enterprize CEO Malcolm Garrity updated Vietnam’s Prime Minister, Pham Minh Chinh, on its plans for the development of the Thang Long offshore wind farm and green hydrogen production.
Enterprize is undertaking surveys to develop the 3.4GW Thang Long offshore wind farm in the Ke Ga Cape off the coast of the Bin Thuan province in Vietnam.
It is proposing to produce more than 330,000 tonnes of green hydrogen for export and domestic consumption annually, as part of its Energy Plus model.
This approach would convert seawater to green hydrogen via large-scale offshore turbines connected to adjacent electrolysers.
Green hydrogen can also be converted into green ammonia, a more stable and easier to transport compound which is also useful as a fertiliser.