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Floating Offshore Wind Project to Be Develop in South Korea

Power News - Published on Mon, 15 Jul 2019

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Equinor, Korea National Oil Corporation and the Korean power company Korea East-West Power have formed a consortium to develop the floating offshore wind project Donghae 1 off Ulsan in South Korea. The consortium is currently launching the development of a 200MW floating wind farm to be located close to the KNOC-operated Donghae natural gas field off the coast of Ulsan in South Korea.

The consortium will carry out a feasibility study for the wind farm, including use of the Donghae 1 platform as a substation for a possible wind farm.

Pending results of the feasibility study, the consortium will start constructing a floating offshore wind farm in 2022, with possible power production start-up in 2024.

Mr Stephen Bull, senior vice president for the wind and low carbon cluster of New Energy Solutions in Equinor said that “We are very pleased to be member of the partnership involved in realising the first floating offshore wind farm in Asia.”

Mr Bull said that “If we succeed in realising the project, the Donghae floating offshore wind project will be the world’s biggest floating wind farm, more than twice the size of Hywind Tampen on the Norwegian continental shelf. A floating offshore wind farm of this size will help further increase the competitiveness of floating offshore wind power in the future.”

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Posted By : Ratan Singh on Mon, 15 Jul 2019
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