Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI), the world’s largest shipbuilder and a leading wind turbine supplier, announced that it completed installation of a 5.5 MW offshore wind turbine prototype on Kimnyeong Wind Farm on Jeju Island, South Korea.
The offshore wind turbine, measuring 100m hub height and 140m rotor diameter, is the largest unit ever installed in South Korea. It can generate enough energy to power about 1,100 households a year. In March, Hyundai Heavy will start a test run on the turbine for certification by UL/DEWI-OCC, an authentication institution, within the year.
This offshore wind turbine prototype is built to withstand 62.5 m/s winds and resist sea water corrosion.
“We not only plan to supply three same size offshore wind turbines to the South-Western 2.5 GW Offshore Wind Farm Project in Jeolla province, South Korea, but also to accelerate marketing campaign overseas, including Asia and Europe, on the basis of ample experiences and knowhow we have accumulated from a variety of offshore plant projects,” says an HHI official.
To date, Hyundai Heavy has installed accumulated 100 MW of wind turbines in Korea and around the world.
Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., LTD