Bureau Veritas (BV) is to work with the Korean Register to certify Bada Energy’s Gray Whale 3 floating offshore wind farm in Ulsan, South Korea. The facility is to be located 70km from shore in water depths of about 150m.
The project is being developed by Corio Generation, a portfolio company of the Green Investment Group, and multinational energy major, TotalEnergies. The partners are aiming for a start-up date at the end of 2026 with a grid connection capacity of about 500 MW.
BV will provide project certification services including a conformity assessment of the entire facility and individual validation of the design, manufacturing, transportation, installation, and operating processes. The classification society will also review the Front End Engineering Design.
Describing the project as unique, BV Marine & Offshore’s Laurent Leblanc, senior vice president, Technical & Operations, said: “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. With our extensive expertise in floating foundation technology, Bureau Veritas is well-positioned to support wind farm initiatives and shape trust in both fixed and floating wind energy … We are proud to help Bada, Corio and TotalEnergies manage risks as they implement new solutions to develop the energy of tomorrow.”
BV appointed to certify floating wind farm in South Korea