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With climate change and the depletion of natural resources being recognized as a threat to the survival of humankind,
new renewable energy is attracting more and more attention.
Hyundai Motor Group has been developing the next-generation renewable energy industry that uses tides,
winds, solar power, and geothermal energy as the new driving force for future growth utilizing
its world-class structure designing, building, and installation capabilities.

Tidal Current Generation, Reading the Flow of the Sea

A tidal current generation station generates power using only the flow of the sea current without the need to erect any dams or seawalls.
As the system is located underwater, it is not affected by the weather conditions and the power output can be reliably anticipated.
Also, the system is environmentally-friendly while the source of power never depletes, while the influence on the ecosystem is very low.
For these reasons, tidal current energy is gaining attention as an environmentally-friendly source of power.
Hyundai Motor Group is leading the way in developing the power generation technology using such tidal currents.
Tidal Current Generation, Reading the Flow of the Sea image

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 image

    Tidal Power Structure

  • Installation at sea (Uldolmok, Jindo) image

    Installation at sea (Uldolmok, Jindo)

  • Dedicated barge for installation of tidal power structures (Hyundai Myeongnyang) image

    Dedicated barge for installation of
    tidal power structures
    (Hyundai Myeongnyang)

Key Tech

  • Submerged circular caisson, Balancing hydraulic jack, High elasticity sponge, Temporary structure for underwater concrete casting

    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 image

    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)

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