Norwegian DNV to certify wind turbines for Korea


Norway/KoreaDNV, the world’s largest classification society based in Norway, has been chosen by the Korean Energy Agency (KEA) to provide Type Certification services for the Korean wind energy market.

This new DNV service for the Korean market will result in a simple and cost-effective certification process for wind turbine manufacturers around the world. In accordance with Korean and international standards, the certification will be issued.

By 2050, DNV predicts that the global installed offshore wind capacity will have grown from 29GW in 2019 to 1,748GW in total. South Korea plans to increase its wind energy capacity in order to meet its goal of being carbon neutral by 2050 in accordance with this global trend. Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) estimates that by 2025, Korea will have 9.2 GW of wind power and 16 GW by 2030, 12 GW of which will be offshore wind. The government recently announced plans to build an 8.2 GW offshore wind facility that could become the world’s largest offshore wind power plant.

Since the 1970s, DNV has been found in Korea. With more than 300 experts spread across five cities and serving a variety of industries, including energy, oil and gas, off-shore and maritime, the company offers assurance, classification, and risk management services. Our advisory, monitoring, verification, and certification services instill confidence throughout the entire energy value chain.