Elenergy, a South Korean renewable energy company, has given a contract as owner’s engineer to Norwegian classification firm DNV for its Chujin fixed-bottom offshore wind project. As per the agreement, DNV will be in charge of the pre-front-end engineering design and will support contractors during the final design, procurement, construction, commissioning, and operating stages of the project. Additionally, it will prepare the possible opportunities for the construction phases of the 1.5 GW project.

The Chujin offshore wind plant, which will be 10 km away east of Chuja-do in Jeju City, Jeonam, will have 100 wind turbines. The offshore wind plant will be completed in three stages, the first of which will encompass 500 MW of capacity. Phases II and III will see the construction of the remaining 1 GW. The project, which has a 2027 project completion, is supported by Namsung Shipping of South Korea. Once completed, it is expected to be the country’s largest commercial-scale offshore wind farm.

In July 2021, DNV granted Samsung Heavy Industries approval in principle (AIP) for its independently designed offshore floater for wind power turbines. AIP for the floater implies that a certification body has evaluated its fundamental design and certified that it satisfies the agency’s technical requirements and standards for use.