APEM, the European aquatic and environmental consultancy specializing in freshwater and marine ecology and aerial surveys, has begun conducting its first ever aerial surveys at the Thang Long 3.4GW offshore wind project (OWP) in Vietnam.
"APEM has won a contract with Enterprize Energy. We will be the aerial surveyors for the Thang Long Offshore Wind Farm in the Ke Ga region of southern Vietnam. We are looking forward to working closely with Enterprize Energy. We will be supplying them with bespoke high-resolution aerial surveys. This will be alongside our data collection expertise and marine wildlife scientist team. This will enable Enterprize Energy (EE) to gather wildlife information about the site in preparation for the Thang Long Offshore Wind Farm," said a press note from the company.
The first aerial surveys were taken over the weekend so work on this exciting project has officially begun. This is an important project for APEM as it will be the first time we work in this region. It strengthens the company’s current position as the global leader in digital offshore wildlife surveys.
“We are looking forward to supporting EE to push forward the deployment of renewable energy in Vietnam,” says Dr Stuart Clough, Director at APEM.
“We have carefully chosen the best technical partners to ensure the success of the project,” says Dr James Blanchard, HSEQ Director at Enterprize Energy. “We look forward to working with APEM and their Vietnamese aircraft providers on this important aspect of our survey plan for the Thang Long Offshore Wind Farm.”
APEM will conduct baseline digital aerial surveys to collect data on birds and marine mammals at the site of the proposed Ke Ga offshore wind farm. They will achieve this by utilizing their state-of-the-art cameras and specialist software.
The survey will be collected with ultra-high resolution imagery using a statistically robust grid based survey design. APEM’s approach is now the industry standard. It enables the collection of more accurate and robust data than traditional survey techniques such as boat surveys. It also reduces the disturbance to wildlife.
Enterprize Energy is a natural resources and low-carbon energy company. Their core management team cumulatively exceeds 150 years of marine natural resource development and independent power production operations including oil, gas, offshore wind, onshore wind and thermal generation.