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Offshore Wind Power Business Sailing Smoothly
2023-12-20 Taihan Acquired “Korea’s Only Cable Laying Vessel for Offshore Wind Power”

<Taihan’s newly acquired cable laying vessel > Offshore Wind Power Business Sailing SmoothlyTaihan Acquired “Korea’s Only Cable Laying Vessel for Offshore Wind Power”- A 6,200-ton CLV specialized for submarine cables, capable of self-propulsion and dynamic positioning- Future-proofing business and securing revenue sources amid expected shortages of cable ships- Emerging as a total solution provider covering both underwater cable production and installationTaihan Cable & Solution is gearing up to leap forward as a total solution provider capable of laying submarine cables. On December 20th, , led by CEO Song Jong-min, announced the acquisition of a 6,200-ton cable laying vessel, or CLV. Korea’s only CLV designed for offshore wind power, is equipped with advanced features such as self-propulsion and a dynamic positioning system (DP2). The vessel can load up to 4,400 tons of submarine cables at once.  This acquisition positions Taihan competitively in turn-key projects that span from submarine cable production to laying. As there are only a few cable manufacturers with cable-laying capabilities, Taihan is set to lead in the burgeoning offshore wind power industry globally. Furthermore, the increasing demand for submarine cables is likely to cause a shortage of cable layers, leading to higher charter rates for such vessels. Owning this vessel positions Taihan favorably to undertake projects steadily and tap into new revenue sources. A cable laying vessel is specifically designed for submarine cables. Therefore, it outperforms cable laying barges, or CLB, converted barges originally used for carrying cargo.  Capable of sailing at 9 knots on average under its own power, the CLV can transport and lay cables much faster that CLBs, which mostly rely on tugboats. This efficiency is especially beneficial for distant projects in regions like Europe and the Americas. The vessel also boasts high stability in rough seas and resistance to severe weather conditions.  In addition, a dynamic positioning system (DP2) mounted on the vessel automatically maintains its designated position for hours, allowing for precise cable installation and stable navigation.   Taihan is planning to make full use of this vessel first for the Yeonggwang Nakwol Offshore Wind Power Project it recently won, and later, the Anma Offshore Wind Power Project. In January next year, the company will collect suggestions from its employees in naming the vessel. A company official said, “As this CLV meets the global standard for the European offshore wind power market, it opens up various business opportunities in the global market.” The official added, “We will work to leap forward as a total solution provider in the global submarine cable market through aggressive investments, including the construction of a second submarine cable plant for HVDC and export cables, and expanding our sales network both in Korea and internationally.”  

Catalyzing Growth: Aggressive Investment  Amid Global Power Grid Upswing
2023-12-14 Taihan raises KRW 520 Billion to "Build Submarine Cable Plant 2"

Catalyzing Growth: Aggressive InvestmentAmid Global Power Grid UpswingTaihan raises KRW 520 Billion to "Build Submarine Cable Plant 2"- Capital to be raised through underwriting of forfeited shares following the rights offering, with the majority shareholder Hoban E&C participating in the offering- KRW 470 billion investment in Submarine Cable Plant 2 to “fully meet the demand for HVDC submarine cables”- Strengthening competitiveness by securing production bases in expanding infrastructure investment areas like the U.S. and Europe.- Positioning to be a global leader in all power grid areas, including underground and submarine. Taihan seeks to secure future growth engines amid the surging global power grid infrastructure.  Taihan Cable & Solution (CEO Song Jong-min) announced on Thursday that it has decided to undertake a rights issue by approximately KRW 520 billion to build the Submarine Cable Plant 2. The strategy involves constructing additional plants for submarine cables to target the offshore wind power market, where demand is growing due to the expansion of renewable energy. Additionally, the company aims to enhance global competitiveness by establishing production bases in regions where investment in electricity infrastructure is accelerating, such as the United States and Europe. The rights issue will will take the form of underwriting forfeited shares following the rights offering. Taihan plans to allocate approximately 0.5 new shares for each share held to existing shareholders (as of January 18) and will initiate a subscription offer for existing shareholders from February 27 to 28. An oversubscription privilege is granted within the range of 20% of the allocated shares. Hoban E&C the majority shareholder (40.1%), is set to participate in the rights issue.  □ Investment of KRW 470 billion in Submarine Cable Plant 2, "Securing the Growth Engine of HVDC Submarine Cable"Taihan is set to invest approximately KRW 470 billion in the construction of the second submarine cable plant, referred to as "Submarine Plant 2," utilizing financial resources secured through the rights offering. Following the ongoing construction of Submarine Plant 1 at the Go-dae Pier at Dangjin Port, Chungcheongnam-do, Taihan plans to expedite the construction of Plant 2 to proactively meet the expanding global demand for submarine cables. The Submarine Plant 2 will be a specialized facility capable of producing 525kV-class HVDC (High-Voltage Direct Current) submarine cables and 345kV-class export cables. The plant is expected to be completed in 2026 and operational in the first half of 2027. Featuring cutting-edge equipment, including a VCV (Vertical Continuous Vulcanizing) tower—a pivotal component for extra-high voltage cable production—the second plant will boast approximately five times the production capacity of the first submarine plant. □ "Securing Production Bases" in Regions with Expanding Infrastructure Investment, Such as the U.S. and EuropeTaihan will also invest in securing production bases in regions with active infrastructure investment. Approximately 50 billion won, raised through the rights offering, will be strategically allocated to regions including the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East.  Specifically, in the U.S., the company aim to enhance competitiveness in orders, aligning with its Buy American policy by establishing local production facilities in areas where Taihan’s orders and sales are increasing annually. In Europe, the expansion of infrastructure investment, driven by the transition to renewable energy and the construction of new power grids, will be capitalized upon as the company extends its influence through the establishment of local production bases. "As we find ourselves amidst a global super cycle, witnessing a surge in demand for renewable energy generation and power grids, we intend to capitalize on this opportunity and sustain our growth," stated an official from Taihan. "Through proactive and aggressive investments, our aim is to emerge as a global leader, showcasing unparalleled competitiveness across all power grid sectors, encompassing both underground and submarine cables." 

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