Wind Energy – design and engineering
K2 Management (K2M) has been selected for design and owner’s engineer services at Taean Wind Power’s 504MW offshore wind farm in South Korea.
Following the successful delivery of a preliminary feasibility study and site screening in the initial stages of the development, K2M, in partnership with Dohwa Engineering (Dohwa), will now deliver on the next stage of the project. This will include design of the turbine foundations, inter-array, export cables, and offshore substation.
K2M and Dohwa will also carry out the energy yield assessment and manage the invitation to tender and permitting processes, with the goal of streamlining the project and ensuring it remains on schedule.
Sung-Won Jung, Country Director at K2 Management Korea said: “Offshore wind represents a significant opportunity for South Korea to meet its clean energy targets and provide sustainable, green jobs for local people. We are proud to have been selected as owner’s engineer for this project and are looking forward to supporting the project’s realisation.”
Byeong-Won Chu, Taean Wind Power, said: “We were pleased to see that the feasibility study led by K2M and Dohwa demonstrated the enormous potential of the project, and can now confirm that the design and permitting process is underway. We look forward to extending our relationship to cover project design and owner’s engineer services.”
Construction of Taean Offshore Wind Farm is scheduled to begin in July 2023, with a completion date of 2026.