Samsung Heavy Industries unveils floating wind plans

Samsung Heavy Industries has announced its entry into the offshore wind market with the development of an independent offshore wind floating model.

SHI has received Approval in Principle (AiP) for its 9.5-MW large-scale offshore wind floater model, Tri-Star Float from DNV. The company stated it will advance into the market targeting the government-led Donghae-1 floating wind farm project, which is expected to generate 6 GW of power.

SHI began the development of the independent floater model in October 2020 before completing the floating water tank model test at Korea Research Institute of Ships & Ocean Engineering (KRISO) in March, joined by classification societies, government agencies and partners of the Donghae-1 project GIG-TotalEnergies, Shell, Equinor and KEPCO with keen interest.

“The offshore floater will enable us to make forays into the renewable energy sector using our capacity to build large-scale offshore plants. We hope our development is aligned with the government’s Green New Deal Policy,”
said Wang K. Lee, Vice President of Offshore Business Division of SHI.