This will allow manufacturers worldwide to achieve certification for their wind turbines in the sector, in line with South Korean standards and the international certification scheme IEC.
According to the Global Wind Energy Council, the country is targeting 9.2 GW of wind power by 2025 and 16 GW by 2030, of which 12 GW will be offshore wind.
Recently the government revealed plans to build what could be the world’s largest offshore wind power plant, with a power output of 8.2 GW.
Brice Le Gallo, Regional Director for Asia Pacific at DNV, said: “As wind parks will increasingly be erected offshore, in greater water depths, harsh climates and remote locations, we observe that wind farm developers are also increasingly insisting on certification as a key risk mitigation measure in the technical due diligence process.”
Currently DNV has over 300 specialists in five cities in South Korea providing assurance, classification and risk management services to customers for the energy, oil and gas, offshore and maritime and other industries.