May 22 - Korea Offshore Wind Power (KOWP) and Swiss Re have awarded London Offshore Consultants (LOC Group) a contract to carry out marine warranty surveying (MWS) services on the 60 MW test phase of South Korea's Southwest Offshore windfarm project.

LOC's contract for services will run from the second quarter of 2017 until early 2019.

The windfarm, which will include twenty 3 MW wind turbines from South Korean manufacturer Doosan, and an offshore high voltage substation, is being built by KOWP, a subsidiary of Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO).

According to LOC, the project will provide a research and development (R&D) opportunity for LOC Korea's construction team, through the installation of two different foundation types for comparison. Suction bucket type foundations, developed by Korea Electric Power Research Institute (KEPRI), and a Warren Truss type four leg jacket, developed by Posco, will be used on site.