Alstom gets first Korean wind turbine order

Alstom will supervise the installation and commissioning of 10 units of its ECO 110 onshore wind turbines that are rated at 3 megawatts each. Upon completion, the wind farm will have a total capacity of 30 MW.

French multinational conglomerate Alstom has announced their first wind turbine contract in the Asian country of South Korea.

Alstom and Korean engineering and construction services company GS Engineering & Construction have signed a contract by which the French conglomerate will be providing wind turbines to the Gimnyeong wind farm that is located in Jeju Island, South Korea.

Alstom will supervise the installation and commissioning of 10 units of its ECO 110 onshore wind turbines that are rated at 3 megawatts each. Upon completion, the wind farm will have a total capacity of 30 MW.

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The wind farm is slated to be operational by the end of 2014and will be operated by Korean independent power producer SPC. The wind farm is a move towards the country’s goal of increasing the country’s renewable energy portfolio.

“It is an honor to be part of Korea’s dedication to increasing its renewable energy footprint and to help the country to reach the goal to grow its wind capacity to over 20 percent of all capacity by 2027,” said Yves Rannou, senior vice president, Wind.

“This opportunity is significant for Alstom as it will represent our first Wind Power contract in the Korean market,” added Mr. Rannou.

Although this is Alstom’s first wind turbine contract with South Korea, the conglomerate has been present in the country for over 45 years, having supplied equipment to over 34 percent of the county’s hydropower plants. – EcoSeed Staff

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