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Siemens Gamesa will supply 15 units its SG 5.0 -145 turbine to South Korea’s third-largest wind farm developer SK D&D. The 75 MW Gunwi windfarm will produce enough electricity to power 64,000 households. This is part of South Korea’s efforts will reduce dependence on fossil fuels and increase renewable energy generation to 20% of the electricity mix by 2030.
Gunwi-gun in Kyongsangbuk-do is where the Gunwi Wind Farm will be located. It will have SG 5.0-145 turbines, which are the most powerful available on the local market. This turbine allows for the best use of wind resources from a mountainous region. Siemens Gamesa signed a 20-year long-term service contract to operate and maintain the wind farm.
SK D&D is a subsidiary of South Korea’s largest conglomerate SK Group. Since 2014, SK D&D has increased its investments in the renewables market to meet its ESG obligations. This partnership includes a partnership with Siemens Gamesa to develop two wind power projects totaling 84 MW.
South Korea was one of the first Asian nations to pledge to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. Plans were announced to develop offshore wind energy in order to decrease its dependence on fossil fuels and reduce carbon emissions. The country had approximately 1.7 GW of wind installations by 2021. Wind power accounted for less than 1% in total electricity generation.
Siemens Gamesa is expanding across Asia Pacific. The company has installed over 11 GW of offshore turbines in China and Pakistan, South Korea, South Korea, Vietnam. Indonesia, the Philippines. Thailand. Australia. The company also completed the installation in Taiwan of Taiwan’s first commercial offshore wind energy project (128 MW). It also reached 2 GW firm orders and 1GW of preferred supplier agreements.
This order was signed in Q3 of the fiscal year 2022 (April-June).