Vestas selected as preferred supplier for the 600 MW Wando Geumil offshore wind project in South Korea
News release from Vestas Asia Pacific
Singapore, 1 March 2023
The offshore wind industry continues to grow in Asia Pacific and to underline Vestas’ key role in the expansion of offshore wind in the region, Vestas is proud to announce the signing of preferred supplier agreement with Korea South-East Power Company (KOEN) for the 600 MW Wando Geumil offshore wind project in Wando-Gun, South Jeolla Province, South Korea.
If the project materialises, Vestas will supply and install 40 units of the V236-15.0 MW turbine. Vestas will also deliver 20 years of operation and maintenance service for the wind farm when operational.
“We are honoured to have been selected as preferred turbine supplier by KOEN for the Wando Geumil offshore wind project and the trust that the customer placed in Vestas,” says Purvin Patel, President of Vestas Asia Pacific. “Aiming to become a leader in offshore wind, Vestas is committed to support decarbonisation of the country as well as the Asia Pacific region, in close partnership with our customers”.
“We are so excited to take part in this project, which will be the first collaboration for us with KOEN. Through the project, KOEN and Vestas will work together to unleash the potential of offshore wind in the west coast of the country and contribute to South Korea’s goal of generating 20 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2030,” says Srdan Cenic, Country Manager of Vestas Korea & Vice President, Head of Sales Offshore of Vestas Asia Pacific.
Delivery of the turbines will be expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2025, with commercial operation scheduled for the third quarter of 2026.
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About South-East Power Company (KOEN)
KOEN is a power generation company newly started on April 2, 2001, according to the South Korean government policy for restructuring the power generation industry. The company operates five power generation facilities with a total capacity of 10,324 MW, including the Yeongheung Thermal Power Site Division, which has Korea’s largest single unit thermal power facility, and the Samcheonpo and Bundang Thermal Power Site Divisions and the Yeongdong and Yeosu Thermal Power Plants, supplying 10% or more of the total national power stably. KOEN envisions to become a leading green energy company by generating 35% of power with new and renewable energy by 2025. About 2,200 employees of KOEN are committed to move forward to making KOEN a Clean & Smart Energy Leader. With the support of the people of Korea, KOEN will innovate continuously to devote itself to help the country become energy rich.
Find out more: https://www.koenergy.kr/kosep/en/main.do