London Offshore Consultants (LOC) have clinched their first ever wind farm project work in the Asia Pacific region. This will be the first offshore wind farm project for Korea as well.
The global marine and engineering consultancy group have been jointly appointed by reinsurers Swiss Re and Korean Re as the marine warranty surveying service provider for the Tamra Wind Farm project. The project in total will consist of ten units of three-megawatts wind turbine generators which are being set on grounded jackets off the coast of Jeju Island about 0.5 – 1.0km from the shore. The total output of electricity generated is expected to be 82 gigawatts per year and will supply power to the popular holiday island.
“LOC continues to win work in new areas of business for the group across several different disciplines and this wind farm project is a first for us. We hope it will be the first of what could be a series of wind farm related project work in which we are able to demonstrate our expertise,” said Jonathan Walker, Regional Director of LOC.
Zhoongkeun Kim, Country Manager of LOC in Korea added: “The work progress is on schedule and our team will visit the site for surveying purposes towards the end of the project in early September. This is our first wind farm project and we hope to continue expanding our services to more renewable energy related projects”.