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South Korea unveils plans for the world’s largest offshore wind farm

11. March 2021

South Korea announced details in early February 2021 for plans to build the world’s largest offshore wind farm off the coast of Sinan, South Korea. The project is worth $43.2 billion, is scheduled for completion in 2030, and is part of a government initiative to revitalize the economy in a green way after the Covid 19 pandemic. The wind farm is a key component of South Korea’s President Moon’s Green New Deal campaign, launched last year. The campaign aims to reduce Asia’s fourth-largest economy’s dependence on fossil fuels and make it carbon-neutral by 2050.


President Moon attended the signing ceremony in the southwestern coastal city of Sinan, where the wind farm will be built. When completed, the offshore wind farm is expected to have a maximum capacity of 8.2 gigawatts. Moon said at the ceremony that this project will accelerate the energy transition to environmentally friendly and carbon-neutral power generation. Utility and engineering companies were also present, including Korea Electric Power Corp, SK E&S, Hanwha Engineering & Construction Corp, Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co, CS Wind Corp and Samkang M&T Co.

The companies will contribute the lion’s share of the investment, 98 percent, with the government funding the remaining 2 percent, a spokesman for the President’s House announced. The project will create up to 5,600 jobs and contribute to the country’s goal of expanding its energy from wind power from the current 1.67 gigawatts to 16.5 gigawatts by 2030. The wind farm’s 8.2 gigawatts of power is equivalent to six nuclear power plants and reduces CO2 emissions that the equivalent of 71 million trees would absorb, an official said. Currently, the worlds largest offshore wind farm is Hornsea 1 in England, with a capacity of 1.12 gigawatts. MPR International GmbH – Korea Certification offers certification services for all product areas, especially electronics, KC EMC certification for electronic products, KCs certification for machinery and KCs for explosion-proof products. We are available to answer any questions you may have about Korea certifications. Let us advise you free of charge!

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