Siemens Gamesa and Doosan Enerbility (formerly Doosan Heavy Industries) have signed a binding framework agreement for a strategic partnership operating in the South Korean offshore wind market.

The agreement follows the successful exploration of a potential co-operation made possible by a memorandum of understanding signed in June last year. This next step lays the foundation for local content offerings in the South Korean offshore wind market, while its implementation is subject to successful offshore wind power orders in that market.

The framework agreement covers three areas for knowledge exchange on technology in which the two companies will collaborate closely in South Korea. Doosan will assemble Siemens Gamesa’s offshore wind turbine nacelles in a Doosan facility currently in the design phase, undertake turbine assembly for Siemens Gamesa machines in staging harbours as well as the offshore construction of projects using Siemens machines, and perform offshore service on selected orders involving those machines.

Hongook Park, CEO of Doosan Enerbility’s Power Services Business Group commented: “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 leads the South Korean domestic offshore wind energy market with projects such as the 60 MW Southwest Offshore Wind Power Phase 1 development.

Image courtesy of Siemens Gamesa/Doosan Enerbility