Ulsan Floating Offshore Wind Association officially launched with KF Wind
The Ulsan Floating Offshore Wind Association was officially launched on 5 April with the goal to promote the development of the offshore wind industry in Ulsan. The association announced that it held a launching ceremony on 5 April at the Ulsan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UCCI) in attendance of the UCCI’s chairman and representatives of five member companies.
The association was established to contribute to the fundamental issues faced by offshore wind power projects in Ulsan by providing professional and systematic research on offshore wind policies, making policy suggestions through exchanges and collaboration with relevant authorities, and contributing to the sustainable development of the national renewable energy industry.
The Association consists of UCCI and five power generation companies, Korea Floating Wind (Ocean Winds and Mainstream (Aker group)), Firefly Offshore Wind Farm(Equinor), Haewoori Offshore Wind(CIP, COP), Gray Whale Offshore Wind Power(Corio generation, Total energies, SK ecoplant), and MunmuBaram(Shell, hexicon). Representatives of the respective companies attended the ceremony to highlight the importance of collaboration and share their future visions for the development of the offshore wind energy industry in Ulsan.
On this day, the council signed a business agreement with the Ulsan Chamber of Commerce and Industry and joined as a special member.
“The launch of the Ulsan Floating Offshore Wind Association marks the first and meaningful step in building an offshore wind power ecosystem in the region and going carbon-free,” said Lee Yuncheol, chairman of UCCI. “Going forward, the UCCI will work closely with the association as well as relevant authorities at the central and local levels in order to successfully establish Korea’s first floating offshore wind farm.”
The Ulsan Floating Offshore Wind Association plans to actively collaborate with all stakeholders related to offshore wind power projects and provide relevant authorities with advice for the development of the offshore wind power and renewable energy industries. In addition, the association will work hard to foster supply chains in Ulsan and secure local acceptance and public support by contributing to the local community.