OWC named owner’s engineer for South Korean offshore wind farm

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 12/01/2022 OWC

Korean engineering company Saman Corp. has hired renewables consultancy OWC to take on the owners’ engineering role at the
400 MW SouthWest Phase II wind farm project offshore South Korea for KOWP (Korea Offshore Wind Power).

The KOWP SouthWest Phase II offshore wind farm project is a 400MW project at Buan-gun, South Korea. This project is a follow-up project to the 60MW pilot project that has already established in Buan-gun, and it will be completed in 2026. The construction cost is about 2.4 trillion won (KRW) ) (£1.4 bn or €1.7 bn). It is estimated to be the largest project in the Korean renewable energy industry along with the large-scale offshore wind power project in Sinan-gun, Jeollanom-do.

Under the contract, Saman and OWC will deliver owners’ engineering services including review of site conditions; contract support for detail engineering, EPC contract, O&M, supervision, marine warranty services and other contracts; review and approval of engineering reports; support the license approval process; and provide broad technical advisory services. OWC has not disclosed the value of the contract.

“We are delighted to continue our support to Saman Corp and KOWP to help deliver the SouthWest Phase II project. This and other awards last year have established our local OWC presence as one that can support full development and project realisation. Offshore wind is still a relatively underdeveloped segment of renewables in South Korea, but thanks to strong government support with the Green New Deal and increased investor interest it is accelerating and will make up an increasing share of green energy generation over the next 10 years,”
said Tom Whittle, OWC’s APAC director.

During 2021, Saman Corp. engaged OWC to take on the owners’ engineering role at the
300 MW Sinan-Ja Eun Phase I offshore wind farm project as well as the 600 MW Wando-Geumil offshore wind farm project offshore South Korea.