Doosan Enerbility's subsidiary in Vietnam to supply substructure for Orsted's offshore windfarms

By Lim Chang-won Posted : November 3, 2022, 10:25 Updated : November 3, 2022, 18:22

[Courtesy of Doosan Enerbility]

SEOUL -- Doosan Vina, the Vietnamese subsidiary of Doosan Enerbility, a power plant equipment manufacturer in South Korea, will supply a substructure for offshore windfarms to Orsted, a Danish power company involved in major offshore wind power projects in the world. Monopiles will be supplied for Orsted's offshore wind power projects in Southeast Asia and Europe.

Doosan Enerbility said that a business agreement was signed between Doosan Vina and Orsted on the sidelines of a sustainable energy summit in Hanoi. "Through cooperation with Orsted, we will expand our position in the Vietnamese offshore wind power market, which will be created on a 7GW scale by 2030," Doosan Vina CEO Kim Hyo-tae said in a statement on November 3. 

Support structures for fixed offshore wind turbines include monopiles and jacket foundations. A monopile is a simple structure consisting of a steel pipe driven into the seabed, providing a fixed foundation for an offshore wind turbine. Fixed offshore wind farms are generally installed in shallow waters while floating wind turbines are located in deep waters where traditional bottom fixed installations are not suitable. A floating structure must provide enough buoyance to support the weight of turbines.

In South Korea, Orsted unveiled a green energy project in 2020 to establish an offshore wind power complex with a potential capacity of up to 1.6GW near Kurop Island in Ongjin County. The Danish company has promised to shape a competitive supply chain with local companies. Offshore wind farms consume less space compared to other renewable energy sources such as solar power plants and can survive extremely harsh environmental conditions.

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