Bureau Veritas has been selected to lead the project certification of Gray Whale 3 floating offshore wind farm project in South Korea.
The company has been appointed for Bada Energy’s project in partnership with the Korean Register (KR).
The wind farm is located some 70 km off the coast of Ulsan.
According to the company, the 500MW floating offshore wind farm is being developed by a partnership between Corio Generation and TotalEnergies.
Under the agreement, Bureau Veritas will provide project certification services including “conformity assessment of the complete floating offshore wind farm and conformity assessments related to design, manufacturing, transportation, installation, and operation, including a review of the front end engineering design (FEED),” it has been mentioned in a report.
Laurent Leblanc, Senior Vice President Technical & Operations at Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore, was quoted in a statement, “This project is unique. The floating offshore wind industry is at an important crossroads, and it is an honour to be a trusted partner to one of the first commercial projects.”
He further stated that the company will continue supporting wind farm initiatives in both fixed and floating wind energy with the expertise in floating foundation technology.
“Building on our experience in marine-related industry, we are proud to help Bada, Corio and TotalEnergies manage risks as they implement new solutions to develop the energy of tomorrow,” he further commented.
Meanwhile, Woojin Choi, Co-Representative Director of Gray Whale 3, remarked, “The project certification will enable us to carry out the floating offshore wind project in accordance with domestic and international standards.”
It has been planned to bring the project into operation by the end of 2026.