South Korea to build world’s largest floating wind park May 07, 2021 0 67 12345 dpa Seoul South Korea is planning to complete the world’s largest offshore wind farm running on floating turbines by 2030, as President Moon Jae In pledged the government’s full support for the project during its presentation on Thursday.According to the government, investments worth 36 trillion won (32 billion dollars) are scheduled for the project off the coast of the industrial city of Ulsan, which will have an installed capacity of 6 gigawatts.During the first phase up to 2025, the project is to receive 1.4 billion won from the public sector and private companies, Moon was quoted as saying by news agency Yonhap. “The government will take the lead first,” he said.The planned wind farm was an important opportunity to reach South Korea’s goals of carbon neutrality by 2050 and to boost the economy, Moon was quoted as saying by the presidential office.Wind power plays an important part in the government’s so-called Green New Deal, which aims to reduce the country’s dependency on fossil fuels.In February, South Korea had presented plans for the world’s largest offshore wind farm off the coast of the south-western city of Sinan with a maximum capacity of 8.2 gigawatts, seven times the capacity of the current largest wind farms.Other than in Sinan, the farm in Ulsan is using floating turbines due to the great water depth. They will not be anchored in the ground but be attached to buoys.After its completion in 2030, the Ulsan wind park is to provide 5.8 million households in the region with sustainable energy. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Record COVID cases in India could be linked to ‘double mutant’ virus strain May 07, 2021 0 2271 Chinese media downplays danger from falling rocket debris May 07, 2021 0 349 Jailed Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong sentenced to further 10 months in prison May 07, 2021 0 444 Indonesian police arrest five for reusing Covid-19 nasal swabs Jakarta: Police in Indonesia’s North Sumatra province have arrested five people on suspicion of reusing Covid-19 test kits on passengers at the international airport there, a spokesman said on Wednesday. The five, .. Iranian police probe death of Swiss diplomat in Tehran Tehran: Police are investigating the death of a Swiss diplomat in Tehran, Iran’s Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. “Police are currently intensively investigating the circumstances that led to the diplomat’s .. Palestinian arrested after attack on Israeli students dpa Tel Aviv Israel has arrested a Palestinian suspect three days after an attack that wounded three Israelis in the West Bank. One of the three religious students has since died in hospital. The Israeli domestic .. Danish court upholds seven-year prison sentence in Iran spy case Copenhagen: A Danish appeals court on Thursday upheld a seven-year prison sentence for an Iranian-born Norwegian for espionage and assisting in assassination plots, the Ritzau news agency reported. The man has been in ..