Project Overview

Proven Technology

Korea Floating Wind plans to use the most advanced floating wind technology. The Windfloat prototype project, first deployed in Portugal in 2011, is the technology that Korea Floating Wind is planning to use.

Proving the technological feasibility. WindFloat 1, 2011
Korea Floating Wind’s technology originated from the WindFloat 1 prototype, built in Portugal in 2011. The project, comprising one floating foundation and one turbine of 2 MW was the first of its kind constructed in the world and was kept in operation for a period of 5 years until it was decommissioned in 2016.

Proving the bankability. WindFloat Atlantic, 2019.
WindFloat Atlantic – comprised of 3 floating foundations and 3 turbines of 8.4 MW was the first floating project in the world to secure project finance, thus proving the bankability of the offshore floating wind technology.

Windfloat Prototype
Windfloat Atlantic

Developing Technology. Leucate 2023.
Leucate comprised of 3 floating foundations and 3 turbines of 10 MW is the next step in the technological evolution of floating offshore wind energy. The project is currently in the final stages to secure project financing from a consortium of international banks and is expected to commence operation in 2023.

Korea Floating Wind
Korea Floating Wind will build floating offshore wind farms at a large commercial scale in Korea. Key technological strengths of our project, especially the floating foundations, include:

More electricity : Our floating foundation are designed to host any conventional commercial wind turbine generators in greater depths. Furthermore, the offshore foundation technology allows us to install wind turbines with greater capacity than onshore wind providing high loads of energy to Ulsan.

Increased stability : The water ballast, located at the bottom of each column of the floating foundation, and the heave plates increase the stability from lateral forces by wind and waves up to 55 and 60 knot.

Deepwater solutions : Our floating wind farms can be installed off the coast in water depths deeper than 200M from the sea surface, and anchored to the seabed with depths from 70M to 1,000M.