Siemens Gamesa and Doosan pursue South Korean offshore wind market

Siemens Gamesa and Doosan after signing the memorandum.
Kasper Yttesen Siemens Gamesa Head of Offshore New Markets, HongOok Park Executive Vice President Head of Power Service Business Group Doosan Enerbility, Marc Becker CEO Siemens Gamesa offshore business, SeungWoo Sohn Senior Vice President Head of Power Service Sales & Marketing Doosan Enerbility. Image credit: Siemens Gamesa

Siemens Gamesa and Doosan Enerbility have formed a strategic partnership to grow South Korea’s offshore wind industry through knowledge sharing and domestic assembly.

With the signing of this framework agreement, Siemens Gamesa and Doosan agreed to engage in technology cooperation, such as the assembly of nacelles, construction and operation & maintenance of ultra-large offshore wind turbines, foster the growth of local parts suppliers to promote a domestic offshore wind power ecosystem, and exchange knowledge and training related to offshore wind turbine technology.

The two manufacturers began exploring the potential for cooperation in June 2022 with the signing of an initial memorandum of understanding. The signing of the latest framework agreement marks the next step in the partnership aimed at boosting local assembly and job creation.

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Marc Becker, CEO of Siemens Gamesa’s offshore business, said: “We are eager to bring our market-leading offshore skills including our unique offshore Direct Drive nacelle technology to South Korea. We will also greatly benefit from Doosan’s deep understanding of the Korean market to accelerate the country’s energy transition.”

Hongook Park, CEO of Doosan Enerbility’s Power Services Business Group, added: “…We aim to cooperate on broadening our participation in the Korean offshore wind power market and actively pursue promotion of the domestic offshore wind power ecosystem.

“Through this partnership, Doosan looks forward to boosting its competitiveness across the overall offshore wind power sector through measures, such as the upgrading of existing products and diversification of models.”

Doosan Enerbility started its wind power business in 2005 and participates in the South Korean offshore wind market with projects such as the 60MW Southwest Offshore Wind Power Phase 1 development.

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