S. Korea’s Advanced Shipbuilding Technology Will Spearhead Global Wind Energy Development



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Korea IT Times

SEOUL, KOREA - To commemorate the third Global Wind Day, on June 20ththe Korea Wind Energy Industry Association (KWEIA) held the “Offshore Wind Energy Development Seminar” at Ramada Seoul Hotel in Samsung-dong.

The Wind Energy Development Seminar, designed to facilitate offshore wind farm projects in conjunction with the South Korean government and industry, was attended by officials from the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE), Korea Power Exchange (KPX), Korea Electrical Safety Corporation (KESCO), Korea South East Power Co. (KOSEP), Korea Southern Power Co. (KOSPOS), Juju Energy Corporation, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering co. (DSME), Mokpo National University, Wind Power Journal as well as many others. The attendees discussed obstacles to domestic onshore wind energy development, the level of progress in inter-ministerial consultations, and difficulties in inter-ministerial coordination. The participants also actively contemplated desirable future directions for offshore wind power development, which has been suggested as an alternative to stalling onshore wind farm projects.