LOC selected for surveying job at Korean offshore wind project
Wind turbines in the Baltic Sea. Author: Håkan Dahlström. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic
Marine and engineering consultancy LOC Group has won a contract to provide marine warranty surveying (MWS) services for the 60-MW test phase of Korea’s Southwest Offshore Windfarm project.
The London-based group said today that its contract will run from the second quarter of 2017 until early 2019. It was awarded by project developers Korea Offshore Wind Power (KOWP), which is a unit of Korean utility KEPCO, and Swiss Re (VTX:SREN).
The test phase of the project envisages installing 20 units of 3-MW wind turbines supplied by Korean manufacturer Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co Ltd (KRX:034020). LOC Group said that a combination of suction bucket type foundations and a Warren Truss type four leg jacket will be used on the site.
“Our marine warranty survey on behalf of Swiss Re will ensure the construction of the its test phase meets the highest technical and international standards for offshore engineering,” said Zhoongkeun Kim, Country Manager at LOC Korea.