South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and the state-run Korea Southern Power Corporation (KOSPO) are on track to build the nation’s first large-scale offshore wind farm in Jeju Island. SHI announced that it obtained an order from its special purpose company (SPC) to build 12 units of 7-megawatt (MW) offshore wind turbines.
Earlier last month, SHI partnered with the KOSPO and established an SPC, namely, Daejeong Offshore Wind Power. SHI plans to complete construction by the end of 2014 and start commercial operation from 2015. SHI’s 7MW offshore wind turbines boast the world’s largest power output and their power generation efficiency.
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