Denmark based Vestas Wind Systmes has signed a preferred supplier agreement with South Korea based firm Hanwha Corporation E&C Division for the 390MW Shinan Ui offshore wind project in Shinan County, South Jeolla Province, South Korea.
The project is being developed by Shinan Ui Offshore Wind, a special purpose company established by Hanwha Corporation E&C Division, SK D&D, and KOEN.
Once completed, it will feature 26 V236-15.0MW turbines, which will be installed on fixed foundations in the south-eastern waters of Ui Island. Vestas will also deliver 20 years of operation and maintenance service for the wind farm when it becomes operational.
“We are honoured that our Korean partners, Hanwha Corporation E&C Division, have placed their trust in us and selected us as preferred turbine supplier for the project,” said president of Vestas Asia Pacific Purvin Patel.
“We are very much looking forward to working with the customers and providing our V236-15.0MW offshore turbines for the project. By further expanding the deployment of our flagship offshore turbine model, V236-15.0MW, we will actively contribute to the realisation of a decarbonised society of South Korea and continue as a leader in offshore wind,” he said.
Head of wind power business at Hanwha Corporation E&C Division Nam Cheol Lee said, “We plan to strengthen our position as a leading company in the field of renewable energy by carrying out large-scale wind power projects that require high quality technology. We expect to expand our business to 3GW by 2030 based on our accumulated know-how and technology in the wind power generation business,” he said.