Wind Energy – Korea
Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction has once again proven its competitiveness by winning the contract to supply the equipment for Korea’s largest offshore wind farm.
Early June Doosan singed a contract with KEPCO Engineering & Construction to supply the equipment for the 100MW Jeju Hallim Offshore Wind Farm.
Doosan had been selected as the preferred bidder back in 2019 based on the results of the technical review and price evaluation of the suppliers’ bids.
With the signing of this contract, Doosan will be supplying 18 units of a 5.56MW offshore wind turbine. The contract is valued to be approximately 190 billion won and Doosan will also be signing a long term service agreement on providing maintenance services for the wind turbines after construction.
The Jeju Hallim Offshore Wind Farm project will be set up near the waters of Hallim Port, which is located in the Northwest region of Jeju island.
The project is owned by the client Jeju Hallim Offshore Wind Power Company, which was formed by Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), Korea Midland Power (KOMIPO), Hyundai Engineering & Construction (Hyundai E&C) and KEPCO E&C.
The EPC work will be performed jointly by Hyundai E&C, KEPCO E&C and Korea Leading Energy Management (KLEM), while Doosan will be handling the manufacturing, supply and maintenance of the wind turbines. The overall construction is slated to be completed by April 2024.
The 5.56MW offshore wind turbine being supplied by Doosan is a large-sized product with a blade that is 68 meters long. It is designed so that it can withstand even severe windstorms with a wind speed of up to 70 m/s.
In fact, the prototype that had been installed in Jeju’s Kimnyoung had managed to maintain normal operations even when the region was hit by the Typhoon Chaba in 2016, with winds blowing at a maximum speed of 56.5m/s. Doosan’s 5.56MW offshore wind turbine model received the UL certification in 2019.
“We find it truly meaningful to be a part of the Jeju Hallim Offshore Wind Farm project as this is not only Korea’s largest offshore wind farm project, but it is also the first offshore wind farm project to be pursued in Korea since the government announced its Renewable Energy 3020 Plan,” said Inwon Park, CEO of Doosan Heavy’s Plant EPC Business Group.