South Korea

South Korea

Vestas wins 26MW South Korean order

SOUTH KOREA: Vestas has been awarded a 26MW deal from a South Korean conglomerate to supply its turbines to a project in north-east South Korea.

Vestas' V100 turbine will be installed in South Korea for the first time
Vestas' V100 turbine will be installed in South Korea for the first time

Vestas said the order was made by "one of the largest South Korean conglomerates, which has been active in the wind power industry as a project developer and EPC contractor". Further details about the project and the customer have been kept private at the customer's request, Vestas added.

The manufacturer could confirm it will supply 13 V100-2MW projects to the project, located in the Gangwon Province, to the north-east of the country.

Delivery is due in the second half of 2016 and Vestas will service the machines for ten years.

It is the first time Vestas will deliver the V100 to a South Korean project, adding to the 226MW it has already installed there.

According to Windpower Intelligence, the data division of Windpower Monthly, South Korea had 609MW installed at the end of 2014.

Although this is the first time the 2MW turbine will be installed in South Korea, the model has been used elswhere in Asia-Pacific.

Earlier this year, Vestas was awarded a contract to supply 24 V100 turbines to the CGN Fujian Anxi Longmen project in south-east China.

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