Doosan Enerbility Enters into Offshore Wind Power Partnership with Ørsted

South Korea’s Doosan Enerbiity announced that its Vietnamese subsidiary Doosan Vina has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Denmark’s state-owned energy company Ørsted on cooperation for the supply of offshore wind turbine substructures.

Under the MoU, Doosan Vina will be supplying the monopile foundations, which are substructures of offshore wind turbines, for Ørsted’s global offshore wind power projects that are currently underway in Southeast Asia, the Asia Pacific region and Europe.

A monopile, which is a circular steel structure created out of thick hot-rolled steel plates that are subjected to welding, is driven into the seabed as a support structure for offshore wind turbines. Being relatively easy to manufacture and install, monopile structures are becoming widely popular across the globe, centering around the European region.

Commenting on the agreement Doosan Vina CEO Kim Hyo-tae said: “Through this partnership with Ørsted, we plan to expand our foothold in not only the Vietnamese offshore wind power market, which is forecast to grow to 7GW by 2030, but a wider global wind power market.”

Danish multinational power company Ørsted built the world’s first offshore wind farm in 1991 and is now a leading global energy company that currently operates a total of 29 offshore wind farms worldwide, including the Hornsea Two offshore wind farm (UK), the world’s largest offshore wind farm to date, and the Changhua 1 & 2a offshore wind farms (Taiwan).

The company is also currently supporting countries in the Asia-Pacific region, such as Australia, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam, in transitioning to green energy, and is currently pursuing a 1.6GW offshore wind power project in Incheon, Korea, the country’s largest offshore wind power project to date.

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