South Korea to build world’s largest floating wind farm off Ulsan

Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with OW Offshore, a Spanish offshore wind power company, and Kumyang, a Korea renewable energy company to develop a giant floating offshore wind power generation complex off the coast of Ulsan, which the parties involved claim will be the biggest in the world.

Under the agreement, OW Offshore will develop three 500MW complexes with a combined total capacity of 1.5 GW in Korea’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) off Ulsan. 

South Korea is currently accelerating the development of a new wind power generation system with an aim of building 4.6 GW of floating offshore wind farms in the southeast of the country in the coming few years. 

Jason Jiang

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.