Korea Picking Scottish Brains

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Posted July 12, 2020

The Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST) has contracted the Orkney-headquartered European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) to support the development of its tidal energy test site at Jang-Juk Strait near Jindo Island, Korea.

The signed agreement strengthens the relationship between the two organisations, and sees EMEC use its experience and knowledge as a tidal test site operator to advance the Korean test site development.

KIOST are developing a grid-connected tidal energy test site development on the Jang-Juk Strait in the southwestern sea of Korea. The Korea Tidal Current Energy Centre (K-TEC) site, which will have a 4.5MW grid capacity, is expected to be operational by 2022.

An EMEC technical report will review operational elements of the test site design including the cable layout, protection, and maintenance as well as data acquisition and SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) systems, electrical infrastructure, and grid connection.

By Jake Frith

Source: maritimejournal