Monobase Wind Advances MSPAR Technology during visit to Daewoo E&C in Seoul, South Korea

Seoul, South Korea.
Published 25 April 2022

Monobase Wind, a leader in renewable energy solutions, celebrated a significant milestone in its Joint Technology Development roadmap with Daewoo Engineering & Construction (Daewoo E&C) during a successful visit to Seoul, South Korea, in April 2022. Led by Geert Jan Hoek, the management team of Monobase Wind engaged in crucial discussions with Daewoo E&C regarding the accomplished MSPAR model tests and the strategic planning for subsequent phases, including Basic Design and Full-scale Demonstration.

The visit to Seoul marked a pivotal moment as both companies charted a path forward to achieve their set goals within the development timeline. Pending the identification of a pilot location, the delivery of the full-scale prototype is anticipated as early as the last quarter of 2023 or the beginning of 2024, reinforcing the consortium’s commitment to timely and effective advancements in offshore wind technology.

In addition to productive discussions with Daewoo E&C, Monobase Wind seized the opportunity to engage with key players in the Korean offshore wind market. Presentations to prominent companies, including the Korean branch of RWE and Copenhagen Offshore Partners, opened avenues for future collaboration and application of the MSPAR floater in the dynamic Korean market.

Before a comprehensive tour of Daewoo E&C’s Research and Development facility, Monobase Wind gained insights into the 8 to 12 MW offshore wind turbine platform designed by Doosan Heavy, a leading heavy equipment manufacturer established in 1896 as part of the Doosan Group.

Reflecting on the visit, David Hoek remarked, “The trip to Seoul proved invaluable, providing a platform to strengthen our collaboration with Daewoo E&C and showcase the potential of the MSPAR floater to key stakeholders in the Korean offshore wind industry. The engagement with Doosan Heavy further enriched our understanding of the evolving wind turbine landscape in South Korea.”

Looking ahead, Monobase Wind is eager to build on the momentum generated during the Seoul visit, anticipating future collaborations and advancements that will contribute to the continued success of the MSPAR technology.