South Korea to Build World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

President Moon Jae-in-led, South Korea Government has approved a plan to build the world’s largest wind power plant in the country by 2030. Currently, the world’s largest offshore wind farm is Hornsea 1 in Britain, which has 1.12 GW capacity.

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About the project:

  • The project will help to foster an environmentally-friendly recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and fasten the step to achieve the target of becoming carbon neutral by 2050.
  • The estimated cost of the project is 48.5 trillion won ($43.2 billion).
  • The Windpower Plant will be located in the southwestern coastal town of Sinan. It will have a maximum capacity of 8.2 gigawatts.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • South Korea Capital: Seoul.
  • South Korea Currency: South Korean won.

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