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Doosan announces 8 MW offshore wind turbine to the south

Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction announced Korea’s largest offshore wind turbine, a giant with a height of 232.5 meters and a capacity of 8 MW.

Doosan said Thursday that it had completed the implementation of a prototype of an 8 MW offshore wind turbine at the Korea Wind Power Demonstration Center in Yeonggwang-gun, Jeollanam-do.

The commissioning process will begin at the end of January, after which international certification of wind turbines will be obtained and final preparations for commercialization will be completed in June... An 8MW offshore wind turbine carried out by Dousan Heavy at the Korea Wind Power Demonstration Center in Yeonggwang-gun, Jeollanam-do. © Doosan Heavy Industries

The 8 MW offshore wind turbine features a tower 100 meters long and 130 meters high, with a total height of 232.5 meters.

As a result, the height of the turbine will be almost the same as that of N Seoul Tower, which is 236.7 meters high.

According to Doosan, turbines designed to handle low wind speeds in South Korea have a power generation capacity of 8 MW with wind blowing at a speed of 11 m / s, averaging more than 30% utilization. The wind speed is 6.5 m / s.

“Doosan has adopted a gearless direct-drive generator for its 8MW wind turbine. This type of system has the advantages of higher structural stability and energy efficiency due to the simplified transmission system and lower maintenance costs. There is, “the company said. © Doosan Heavy Industries

“We are working on the development of a model specifically designed for the wind environment conditions in South Korea, a region where typhoons are more likely to occur, with average wind speeds relatively lower than in Europe. By adding the model to existing models, including 3 MW and 5.5 MW wind turbines, we have effectively expanded our product lineup. ” Honck Park, CEO of Doosan Heavy Industries Power Service Business Group.

“By working with a local wind power company, we plan to further increase the local production of parts that are currently in the range of 70% or more, and aim to contribute to the promotion of wind power generation in the country. ecosystem.”

Last month, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy designated the offshore wind farm in southwestern Korea as Korea’s first new renewable energy cluster complex.

“Dosan Heavy has been working on the development of an optimally designed 8 MW wind turbine in line with its efforts to expand offshore wind power, including the construction of the Southwest Demonstration Wind Turbine (400 MW) in North Hora. According to the wind conditions. “

Doosan Heavy Industries said on Thursday that it was preparing for an increase in orders for offshore wind turbines in the domestic market by building a second wind turbine store at its Masahara headquarters and taking measures such as securing additional personnel last year. Told. The company also signed a supplier contract last year to supply equipment to the 100 MW Jeju Harim Offshore Wind Farm, South Korea’s largest offshore wind farm.

The height of the turbine in Doosan is almost the same as that of N Seoul Tower (pictured), which is 236.7 meters high. -© Marc / Adob ​​eStock

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