Vestas has signed a preferred supplier agreement with Korea South-East Power Company (KOEN) for the 600 MW Wando Geumil offshore wind project in Wando-Gun, South Jeolla Province, South Korea. If the project materializes, Vestas will supply and install 40 units of the V236-15.0 MW turbine. Vestas will also deliver 20 years of operation and maintenance service for the wind farm when operational.
“We are honored to have been selected as preferred turbine supplier by KOEN for the Wando Geumil offshore wind project and the trust that the customer placed in Vestas,” said Purvin Patel, president of Vestas Asia Pacific. “Aiming to become a leader in offshore wind, Vestas is committed to support decarbonization of the country as well as the Asia Pacific region, in close partnership with our customers.”
“We are so excited to take part in this project, which will be the first collaboration for us with KOEN,” said Srdan Cenic, country manager of Vestas Korea and vice president, head of sales offshore of Vestas Asia Pacific. “Through the project, KOEN and Vestas will work together to unleash the potential of offshore wind in the west coast of the country and contribute to South Korea’s goal of generating 20 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2030.
KOEN is a power-generation company newly started on April 2, 2001, according to the South Korean government policy for restructuring the power generation industry. The company operates five power generation facilities with a total capacity of 10,324 MW. Delivery of the turbines will be expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2025, with commercial operation scheduled for the third quarter of 2026.
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