The 1.– 2. November WECP president and mayor of Esbjerg was invited to Hai Phong, a harbor city in the north of Vietnam along with 36 Danish companies and the Danish Crown Prince Couple to take part in a wind energy conference.
The harbor city’s ambition is to become the new hub for offshore wind in Asia and is working on establishing 160 GW of sea wind in the coming decades. Hai Phong is the third largest city with 2 million people living in it but has no infrastructure, knowledge, or companies to help them reach their goal, they need help from the outside.
With a 3,200-kilometer coastline, Vietnam has major potential for developing sea wind energy. During the conference WECP president and mayor of Esbjerg, Jesper Frost Rasmussen, and the mayor of Hai Phong, Nguyen Van Tung signed an agreement to establish a partnership with Vietnam to help the country investing in windmills at the sea.
After signing the agreement WECP president and mayor of Esberg, Jesper Frost Rasmussen had a lengthy conversation with the mayor of Hai Phong, Nguyen Van Tung. The two of them discussed among other things Hai Phong’s opportunity to be part of WECP. The mayor of Hai Phong was very interested in WECP and plans on sending a delegation to Esbjerg to hear more about Esbjergs experience with the green transition, get a better understanding of the port of Esbjerg, and discuss the possibility of joining WECP.
”Three years ago I was a part of a similar conference in South Korea which resulted in Ulsan joining the WECP. I see a great opportunity for Hai Phong to do the same. With the new ambitions of Hai Phong, they will fit right into the WECPs green energy agenda. As WECP president I will continue to work towards Hai Phong joining the WECP”, stated WECP president and mayor of Esbjerg, Jesper Frost Rasmussen.
If Hai Phong joins WECP, they will be the 20th energy city member of the organization.