Siemens Gamesa, Doosan Enerbility Sign Strategic MoU For Korean Offshore Wind

Highlights :

  • The two companies will investigate to collaborate on large-scale offshore wind turbines, sharing of major services including construction of new Korean production facilities, the supply of wind turbine parts, offshore wind turbine installation, and turbine maintenance.
  • As part of the agreement, Doosan Enerbility is intended to contribute its experienced track record, domestic production base, and business capabilities.

Global renewable energy player Siemens Gamesa has announced that it has signed a MOU with Doosan Enerbility to investigate strategic cooperation within offshore wind power activities on several Korea-focused fronts. They are related to collaboration on large-scale offshore wind turbines, sharing of major services including construction of new Korean production facilities, the supply of wind turbine parts, offshore wind turbine installation, and turbine maintenance, among others.

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As part of the agreement, Doosan Enerbility is intended to contribute its experienced track record, domestic production base, and business capabilities. It will complement the global know-how of Siemens Gamesa in offshore wind sector. The MoU will investigate potential products and services optimized for the domestic Korean offshore wind market.

The two companies also explore a Korean domestic supply chain and related industries; besides study potential job creation and industrialization.

“Leading the offshore revolution in the years to come requires strong partnerships, based on solid, mutual commitments. We envision an excellent alliance between our two companies, fostering the Korean offshore wind industry and contributing to its expansion,” says Marc Becker, CEO, Siemens Gamesa Offshore Business.

Becker led the Siemens Gamesa delegation during the signing ceremony, joining forces with Seung-woo Sohn, Doosan Enerbility’s in charge of Power Service Sales and Marketing, and leader of the Doosan Enerbility delegation.

Seung-woo Sohn, Executive Vice President, Doosan Enerbility, stated, “By combining SGRE’s global business know-how with our own technological capabilities accumulated over the years, we will be able to improve more rapidly our competitiveness in the offshore wind power business. The cooperation between the two companies will also contribute to revitalizing the offshore wind power ecosystem in Korea.”

Siemens Gamesa claims to be leading manufacturer of offshore wind turbines and the company has installed more than 19.4 GW of offshore wind power capacity globally. The company says that its SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbine is the world’s largest wind turbine in operation.

On the other hand, Doosan Enerbility claims to be the the only manufacturer in Korea that has a supply record in the domestic offshore wind power market. Doosan has capabilities in the overall wind power business from wind farm development – EPC to O&M.

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