Samsung wins 7MW turbine deal in South Korea

SOUTH KOREA: Samsung Heavy Industries has won an 84MW deal to build an offshore wind farm off an island near the country's south coast.

Samsung has formed a consortium - Daejeong Offshore Wind Power - with Korea Southern Power to build the

Samsung will supply its 7MW turbine, which is currently in development. The turbine is set to be tested at the Fife Energy Park, Scotland.

According to reports, the project will consist of 12 turbines and be located off the island of Jeju. It aims to bring the first turbines online in 2015.

There are few timings available for the development of the offshore turbine.  The gearbox is being designed by David Brown Gear Systems in the UK. In February, the UK government handed the company a £1.2 million grant to develop the component.

In July, Doosan Heavy Industries installed a 3MW test turbine in offshore location at Jeju island.