COWI Joins Equinor’s 800 MW Floating Wind Project Offshore South Korea

Equinor has picked Denmark-based COWI to serve as Owner’s Engineer for the Firefly floating offshore wind project in South Korea.

Under the agreement, COWI’s personnel will be integrated into Equinor’s own project development team so as to provide management and technical follow-up services.

The contract also covers independent studies, reviews, and other engineering services.

The first resources will be mobilised immediately, Through the project development phase, the total number of resources is expected to reach maximum of 30 people.

The contract will last for the duration of the Firefly offshore wind project.

The Firefly wind farm is planned for an area of 2 x 75 km2 some 70 kilometers off the coast of the city of Ulsan in South Korea and will serve to feed the Korean grid. It is planned to be in operation in 2027.

The 800 MW project will be developed leveraging a low draft semi-submersible floating concept called Wind Semi.

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When it comes to Equinor, the company has been in South Korea since 2014. Currently, Equinor has received electric business licenses (EBLs) for two projects located outside Ulsan, namely Firefly and Donghae-1, and is also pursuing other early phase projects in the country.

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