Vestas wins first wind turbine order in South Korea

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Vestas, the world’s largest wind turbine company, has won an order for supplying V136-4.2 MW in South Korea for the Cheongsong Myeonbong Mt Wind Power project with EPC contractor Kumho Industrial.

Vestas will supply ten V136-4.2 MW wind turbines at a hub height of 112m as well as a 20-year Active Output Management 4000 (AOM 4000). The additional service agreement is designed to maximise uptime and ensure optimised performance of the project, Vestas said in a statement.

The wind turbines will feature Vestas’ High Wind Operation (HWO), an intelligent control option that allows the turbines to continue operating beyond standard cut-out wind speeds, in order to optimise operation in the site’s specific wind conditions.

The wind energy project will benefit from improved output stability, energy production, and reliability. Vestas said each turbine will be equipped with a full-scale converter, enhancing the wind park’s compliance with grid requirements.

“Thanks to Vestas technical and engineering support, it was possible to optimise many aspects of the balance of plant design to reduce the cost. We are satisfied with our partnership with Vestas and look forward to more business and cooperation for upcoming projects as well,” said Byeong Gyun Park, vice president of Kumho Industrial.

“The introduction of the V136-4.2 MW turbine to South Korea demonstrates how Vestas improves the available technology, for the benefit of our customers and the South Korean renewable energy industry,” said William Gaillard, sales vice-president of Vestas Asia Pacific.

“As Korea is typically a challenging market with respect to terrain complexity, highly turbulent wind conditions and limited areas for development, the realisation of this project is a great testament to the hard work of the Vestas siting team,” said Phillip Gooda, Technical Bid Manager of Vestas North East Asia.

Vestas said the Cheongsong Myeonbong Mt Wind Power project is located in Cheongsong county, North Gyeongsang Province. Vestas will complete the installation of wind turbines in the third quarter of 2021.