Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction secures turbine contract

Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction has signed a supply contract with Korea Electric Power Technology for the 100 MW Hallym offshore wind project.  

The scope covers the supply of 18 of Doosan's 5.56 MW class offshore wind turbines. The contract is valued at around KRW 190 billion, and a long-term maintenance contract for wind power generators will be signed separately after completion.

The project is being built in the sea near Hallim Port in the northwestern part of Jeju City. It is owned by  Jeju Hallim Offshore Wind Power Co., Ltd., which consists of KEPCO, Korea Midland Power, Hyundai E&C, and Korea Electric Power Technology. The engineering, procurement and construction is being jointly carried out by Hyundai E&C, Korea Electric Power Technology, and Korea Energy Technology. Completion is expected in April 2024.

The 5.56MW offshore wind turbines supplied by Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction features blades with a length of 68 metres. It is designed to withstand strong typhoons of up to 70 m/s, and a prototype was installed in Gimnyeong, Jeju, which operated normally even in typhoon Chiba with recorded wind speeds of up to 56.5 m/s in 2016. The 5.56MW marine model received international type certification from UL, an international certification organisation, in 2019.

Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction is actively preparing for an increase in offshore wind power orders by completing the construction of a second plant at its headquarters in Changwon earlier this year and expanding its work force. They company currently offers 3 MW class and 5.5 MW capacity turbines, with an 8 MW class model scheduled to be commercialised in 2022.



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