Siemens Wind Power has received an order to supply 17 direct drive wind turbines for the Uljin onshore wind power plant in Gyeongsangbuk province on the east coast of South Korea.
The customer is SK D&D Co., Ltd., a Korean developer of real estate and renewable energy projects. The order includes the delivery and technical field assistance for the installation of 16 SWT-3.6-130 wind turbines on different towers with hub heights ranging from 85 to 115 metres and one SWT-3.0-108 on a 71 metre tower. The varying hub heights are due to site conditions in the coastal mountains of the Gyeongsangbuk Province. Siemens was also contracted for full service and maintenance over a period of 10 years including Siemens’ advanced remote monitoring and diagnostics services.
The Uljin wind farm project is Siemens’ second project for SK D&D and also its second order in South Korea. In 2014 both companies successfully completed the 30 MW Gasiri Wind Farm close to the city of Gasiri in the province of Jeju-do.
“Uljin wind farm is a very important project for us since it marks the premiere of our latest generation of direct drive turbines in the Korean wind market” said Thomas Richterich, CEO Onshore at Siemens Wind Power.
The SWT- 3.6-130 is an IEC class II turbine designed for medium wind sites. It delivers 3.6 MW of electric power.
Installation of the turbines will start in spring 2018 with commissioning targeted for later 2018. Once in operation the wind power plant will supply green energy to approximately 35,000 households.