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Kinewell Energy secures South Korean wind farm work

A tech firm is powering ahead after securing an East Asian offshore wind farm contract.

Kinewell Energy is supporting South Korea’s Wando-Guemil project.

The North Shields company is working with contractor Blue Wind Engineering, using its artificial intelligence platform KLOC to aid substation location planning and cable routing on the 600MW scheme.

Dr Andrew Jenkins, Kinewell Energy chief executive and founder, said: “Our unique KLOC technology will help maximise the value of the project, through optimising both the substation location and the inter-array cable system.”

Dr Jone Oh, Blue Wind Engineering chief executive, added: “We are looking forward to working with the Kinewell Energy team on this project, and the value-added they bring through their KLOC inter-array cable layout optimisation technology.”

Kinewell Energy developed its KLOC platform with a share of £3.5 million in match funding from the North of Tyne Combined Authority’s TIGGOR programme, delivered by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult.

Dr Jenkins added: “This contract is testament to the success of our team delivering on the objectives of TIGGOR; creating highly innovative green jobs to develop new technology in the North East and exporting our world leading capabilities all over the globe.”