Wind Energy – Turbines
Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction has unveiled South Korea’s largest offshore wind turbine, a 232.5 meters tall giant with a capacity of 8MW.
Doosan said last week it had completed the implementation of the 8MW offshore wind turbine prototype at the Korea Wind Power Demonstration Center, which is located in Baeksu, Yeonggwang of South Jeolla Province.
The commissioning process will start at the end of January, after which international certification for the wind turbine will be obtained and final preparations for commercialization will be completed in June.
The 8MW offshore wind turbine features a 100-meter long and 130-meter high tower, and has a total height of 232.5 meters.
This makes the turbine nearly as tall as the N Seoul Tower which stands 236.7 meters tall.
According to Doosan, the turbine, designed to be suitable for Korea’s low-wind speeds, has the capacity to produce 8MW of power where winds blow at a speed of 11m/s and shows a utilization rate of 30 percent or higher even when the average wind speed is 6.5m/s.