Geoview completes survey for Equinor's South Korea floating wind farm

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 05/12/2022 Geoview

South Korean ocean exploration company Geoview has completed the marine geophysical exploration Equinor's
Firefly  floating offshore wind farm in Ulsan.

The contract was awarded in May 2022 and saw Geoview deploy its vessel Geoview 1 to perform marine geophysical exploration at the South Korean wind farm.

Firefly floating project is planned to be installed in an area of 2 x 75 km2 off the coast of the city of Ulsan. Operations are currently expected to commence in 2030. In November 2022, Equinor revealed the project will use the low draft semi-sub floating design called Wind Semi (Equinor Wind Semi), in line with Technip Energies' INO15.

The 800 MW site is also in the vicinity of Equinor's first offshore wind project in South Korea,
Donghae-1, which has a capacity of 200 MW and will recycle an offshore gas substation, its jacket foundation, and subsea pipes. The Donghae-1 project will also feature semi-submersible foundations with offshore construction expected in end-2025/early-2026.

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