Q3 Korea test for HHI 5.5MW turbine

Hyundai and AMSC have worked together on previous turbines

Hyundai and AMSC have worked together on previous turbines

South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) says it is on track to install a prototype 5.5MW offshore wind turbine off Jeju Island in the third quarter, for the first of two planned test runs.

The industrial group, based in the southeastern city of Ulsan, is currently assembling the nacelle for the HQ5500/140 prototype, developed with US technology group AMSC’s Windtec division.

For the first stage of the 5.5MW offshore prototype’s two-phase testing process, HHI will install the turbine off the northeast coast of Jeju, an island province to the south of the Korean peninsula.

HHI spokesperson Moon-ju Kim told Recharge the company is on schedule to finish the first phase of testing by the fourth quarter of next year. 

Asked whether it plans to carry out second-phase testing in Europe, Kim Log in to read complete article.

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