Vestas to build 26-MW wind farm in South Korea

Vestas wind project

Vestas will construct a 26-megawatt wind farm in northeastern South Korea. The Danish wind turbine maker has been contracted to equip and construct the project.

In its announcement of the contract on Thursday, Vestas has neither revealed the financial details nor named the South Korean conglomerate which will serve at the project developer and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the project locally.

It has stated though that the wind power project will comprise thirteen V100-2.0 MW turbines and the order will be delivered in the second half of 2016.

Vestas has also signed a 10-year Active Output Management (AOM) 4000 service agreement and a SCADA Vestas Business Online solution as part of the deal.

Sited in the province of Gangwon, the wind park is expected to generate about 76.6 GWh of electricity annually.

“South Korea is an increasingly attractive wind energy market as the country continues diversifying its energy mix to reduce its dependence on nuclear power and imported fossil fuels,” Danny Nielsen, the head of Vestas Pan-Asia said.

At present, the Danish company has 226 megawatt of installed capacity in South Korea. It is equal to roughly half of all operational wind turbines in the country, Vestas claims.

Also, the wind turbine manufacturer is introducing its V100 model in South Korea through the project.

Ajith Kumar S

editor@greentechlead.com