A tidal current generation system is composed of a tidal current turbine, supporting structure, grid connection, and integrated control and monitoring system. Hyundai Motor Group has the technology and credentials for designing, building, and installing tidal current generation supporting structures and ensuring turbine maintenance.
Tidal current generation supporting structures and maintenance account for about 45% of the total project budget. In order to save costs and secure competitive advantages, it is very important that we develop a new construction method and a new design for our supporting structures.
Hyundai Motor Group developed a new type support structure(submerged circular caisson) and installed it in the sea (Uldolmok, Jindo) in October 2016. Also, we built a barge (Hyundai Myeongryang) to save costs and secure competitiveness in the tidal power business.
Tidal Power Structure
Installation at sea (Uldolmok, Jindo)
Dedicated barge for installation of
tidal power structures
Design and construction technology for tidal Power support structure
Possesses the designing/building/installation technology and intellectual property rights for the supporting structures for tidal power stations of different types.
Tidal current generation maintenance technology
Tidal current generation maintenance technology using guide wires (In possession of the maintenance skills and intellectual property rights.
Holds 12 intellectual property rights related to tidal power (6 pending, 6 registered)