Technip Energies chosen for South Korean offshore windfarm.
Corio Generation and TotalEnergies have chosen Technip Energies, in consortium with Subsea 7 and Samkang M&T, to carry out a Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) for their Ulsan Gray Whale 3 Offshore Windfarm project offshore the East Coast of South Korea.
In cooperation with a provider of wind turbines, the FEED contract includes engineering for floaters, mooring, and inter-array cable (IAC).
The internal floater technology INO15™ of Technip Energies will be used in the design of the floating foundation. INO15™ technology is a three-column semi-submersible floater with a 15-megawatt capacity that is ideal for large series production.
One of the three offshore wind projects that Corio Generation and TotalEnergies are supporting off the coast of Ulsan is Gray Whale 3, which aims to create a 504MW floating offshore wind farm located around 60 to 70 kilometres from Onsan Port in Ulsan.
Laure Mandrou, SVP Carbon Free Solutions at Technip Energies, commented:
“We are glad to have been selected, together with Subsea 7 and Samkang, to perform the FEED of this important offshore wind project. While leveraging our in-house floater technology INO15TM and the complementarity of strong industrial players, we are excited to contribute to building the future of floating offshore wind in South Korea while fostering the global energy transition.”
Philippe Gleize, VP Floating Wind, at Subsea 7 said:
“The Gray Whale 3 Offshore Windfarm project represents an exciting opportunity for Subsea 7 and furthers our involvement in the floating wind market in South Korea. We are very pleased to have been selected as a consortium partner and are looking forward to working collaboratively with our clients and all parties involved in maximising the wealth of knowledge, capability and expertise we collectively bring to deliver this FEED project.”
Song Moo-suk, chairman of SAMKANG M&T, commented:
"The floating offshore wind project is a breakthrough alternative to solving the limitations of fixed projects and requires cutting-edge technology and construction capabilities. Based on the know-how accumulated through successful offshore wind substructure projects such as Taiwan and the UK, we will secure a firm position as a global leader."