Offshore Wind Trade Mission to South Korea

Blue Cluster, in collaboration with the other partners of the ELBE Alliance, is organising a trade mission to South Korea for companies active in renewable offshore energy. The mission is scheduled for the end of November 2023 and aims to establish contacts with local organisations and companies in the sector.

Webinar, Activity for members and non-members

Activities specifically planned within the mission program

  1. Meeting with KOTRA (Korea Trade- Investment Promotion Agency) and KWEA (Korea Wind Energy Association) explaining the offshore wind potential South Korea;
  2. The Korean offshore wind permitting process;
  3. Presentation of Floating Wind Projects in Ulsan;
  4. Presentation of Smart Mooring solutions promoting co-existence between floating offshore wind and fisheries/ aquaculture;
  5. Technical Seminar;
  6. Presentation by Busan Port Authorities (BPA) and Busan 2030 World expo;
  7. Visit to a Shipyard;
  8. Visit to a production yard (industrialisation opportunities for producing floaters and optimal use of the Korean supply chain).

Support for SMEs participating in the mission

The ELBE Eurocluster project has funds available to support SMEs that wish to participate in the mission. This support covers the fee for our local service provider and includes the following aspects:

  • practical organization of the mission; 
  • conference, technical seminar and meetings; 
  • company visits; 
  • lunches; 
  • networking reception with South Korean stakeholders;
  • 2 dinners; and
  • local transportation.

Flights, hotels and local expenses are on your own budget.

To be eligible to support, your company needs to qualify as an SME according to the European definition.

Large companies can also participate in the mission, but SMEs are given priority and large companies cannot benefit from European support.

Meet our local expert

Erik Roelans, CEO ER-Marine

To assist with the organisation of the information session and the mission, the ELBE Alliance has secured support from a local expert: Erik Roelans, CEO of ER-Marine.

ER-Marine is a South Korean registered company that specialises in providing technical advisory and support services to the floating offshore wind industry.

Erik Roelans is the founder of ER-Marine and a highly experienced expert in this field. Having worked in the offshore oil and gas industry for many years, he possesses a profound knowledge of the challenges faced by developers and operators in the floating offshore wind sector in South Korea. Erik Roelans has the Belgian nationality and has been working and living in Korea since 2008. He holds a Degree in Electronic Engineering and is a licensed marine Chief Engineer Unlimited Horsepower.

Interested? Let us know and we will keep you posted.

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