Our presence in South Korea

Based in Seoul and Gangwon-do, Tractebel has an unparalleled presence in South Korea since 2001. Through its German subsidiary Tractebel Engineering GmbH (formerly Lahmeyer International GmbH) Tractebel was a pioneer in Korea as a co-developer of the first and to date one of the largest wind farms in South Korea – the 98 MW Gangwon Wind Farm.

While the main activity in Korea so far was related to onshore wind power projects, the experts also provide services to other sectors, such as solar power, biomass, fuel cell and offshore wind power projects in particular.

Offshore Wind Power Capabilities

With the acquisition of the new group members Overdick and Deutsche Offshore Consult (DOC) in December 2018, Tractebel completes the skill set with very specific offshore expertise and has already started to bring this expertise to Korean offshore wind power projects.

Key facts of this location
  • Permanent presence in South Korea since 2001
  • First mover in Korean wind energy
  • Co-developer of first commercial wind farm in Korea
  • > 40 assignments in last 5 years

Roland Ries
Energy Division / Head of Korea Office



Hyuntae (Harry) Kim
Energy Division / Project Manager

Offices in South Korea


Daegwallyeong Office (Tractebel Engineering GmbH)

187 Daegwallyeong-ro, Daegwallyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do, South Korea Route to this office

Seoul Office (Tractebel Engineering GmbH)

Yeongdeungpo-ro 3-gil, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, South Korea Route to this office
+82-10 3755-1176

Gangwon Wind Farm Site Office (Tractebel Engineering GmbH)

688-206, Kkotbadyangji-gil, Daegwallyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do, South Korea Route to this office

The history of our presence in South Korea

At the time when Tractebel started developing the Gangwon Wind Farm project in 2001 there was no legislative framework in place (e.g. no FIT, RPS, etc.) in South Korea. Nevertheless, the company was committed to its partner and was convinced about the project and the government intentions.

The present head of the Korea Office was accompanying the whole development from the very beginning:

Due to our pioneering and continued reliable activity in the Korean wind market, Tractebel is highly honored by the Korean wind market stakeholders with a remarkably high reputation, credibility and a strong market position.

In the early days Tractebel also conducted market entry studies and market overview studies to support major Korean companies in finding suitable international engineering partners for their domestic wind turbine development.

To date Tractebel has been involved in a majority of the Korean wind projects, either on the developer/owner’s side or on the lender/investor’s side. The experts work on projects from the early development stage (wind measurement, feasibility assessments), through tendering & contracting, due diligence reviews up to construction and operation stages, also advising our Korean clients in overseas projects.

Currently the first Korean wind farm repowering projects have also been advised by Tractebel.








References in this country

Gangwon-do, South Korea

Gangwon Wind Farm

Gangwon Wind Farm
Yeongdeok, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea

Youngduk Wind Farm Repowering Project

Youngduk Wind Farm Repowering Project
Gyeongsangbuk-do, Republic of Korea

Pohang Shinkwang Wind Farm Project

Pohang Shinkwang Wind Farm Project
Jeollanam-do, South Korea

Sinjido Wind Farm Project

Sinjido Wind Farm Project
More references for South Korea