Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 02 July 2020: Airswift, the global workforce solutions provider for the energy, process and infrastructure sectors, has formed a joint venture (JV) with Source of Asia (SOA) in Vietnam as it targets growth in the offshore wind sector. The partnership is part of Airswift’s ongoing growth strategy to diversify its business and enhance its global reach. Based in Ho Chi Minh City, SOA will provide on-the-ground support to Airswift’s candidates and clients working in the region’s burgeoning offshore wind market, which has an estimated capacity potential of 160GW. Together, the companies will offer unrivalled knowledge and expertise on the local area and immigration policies, as well as a global mindset and extensive candidate pool.
Charles Pfauwadel, Regional Director, South East Asia at Airswift comments: “Vietnam’s 3,200km long coastline means there’s huge potential for the country to be a leader in offshore wind. With more than 70 projects slated for development, there is a significant opportunity to develop the local economy and decarbonise its electricity supply. Together with SOA, we believe our local knowledge and extensive network can help wind developers and the country achieve these goals.”
Thierry Mermet, CEO at SOA adds: “Vietnam is a booming market, but it can be increasingly complex for companies to navigate how to operate here – from visas and immigration to relocation services. From working with Airswift on projects over the last 18 months, we believe we can be a catalyst to ensuring the country has the very best talent to unlock the value of offshore wind.”
The JV marks another milestone in Airswift’s global expansion and SOA’s reputation and will form a launchpad for further growth in Asia for the both parties. SOA is an International Business Development company based in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. Since 2007, the company has shaped the passion for ASEAN through three domains of expertise to support every step of company’s International Expansion: Sourcing, Business Development and Incubation.
Airswift is the global workforce services partner of choice for clients, contractors, and candidates in the global energy, process and infrastructure sectors. With more than 40 years’ experience, it provides scalable workforce solutions including consultancy services, global mobility, managed solutions and talent acquisition.
With corporate hubs situated in Houston, Manchester and Singapore, Airswift offers clients a truly global service and an unrivalled candidate database, giving them access to the top talent in the markets in which they operate. Airswift’s comprehensive network of over 60 offices worldwide positions the company to deliver workforce solutions that enhance operational efficiency, reduce costs and help businesses grow.