Danish developer Siemens Wind Power has secured an order to deliver 17 direct drive turbines for the 60.6MW Uljin onshore windpower plant on the east coast of South Korea.

Siemens has received the order from Korean developer of real estate and renewable energy projects SK D&D.

Under the terms of the deal, Siemens will supply and provide technical field assistance for the deployment of 16 SWT-3.6-130 type turbines, as well as one SWT-3.0-108 type.

The SWT-3.6-130 turbines will be mounted on different towers ranging from 85m to 115m hub heights, while the SWT-3.0-108 turbine will be installed on a 71m tower. These are being used due to site conditions in the coastal mountains of the Gyeongsangbuk Province. 

Siemens will also provide full service and maintenance for a period of ten years, as well as deliver advanced remote monitoring and diagnostics services to the project.

"Uljin windfarm is a very important project for us since it marks the premiere of our latest generation of direct drive turbines in the Korean wind market."

Located in the Gyeongsangbuk province, the Uljin project is Siemens' second both for SK D&D and in South Korea.

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Siemens Wind Power's onshore chief executive officer (CEO) Thomas Richterich said: “We are proud that SK D&D decided to partner with us again for their second wind project in South Korea.

“Uljin windfarm is a very important project for us since it marks the premiere of our latest generation of direct drive turbines in the Korean wind market.”

Installation of the new turbines is expected to commence in early 2018, while commissioning is expected later that year.

Once in operation, the plant will be able to cater to the electricity demands of approximately 35,000 homes.

Image: Siemens will install 16 new SWT-3.6-130 wind turbines at South Korea’s Uljin onshore wind project. Photo: courtesy of Siemens.