As the industry prepares for this year’s Global Offshore Wind conference and exhibition in London, RES announces its agreement with Blue Wind Engineering to expand consultancy services into South Korea, capitalising on the country’s ambition to develop its offshore wind industry.
RES’ Korean business activities will be led by Dr. Jone Oh, founder of Blue Wind Engineering, who is tasked with assisting with the establishment of a consulting business, raising RES’ profile in South Korea as a provider of services and securing new business. The focus of RES’ activity will be the provision of project life-cycle services to the emerging offshore wind market.
David Povall, CEO Asia-Pacific at RES, said:
“The enthusiasm for the emerging offshore wind market in Korea makes this a very exciting opportunity for RES. Korea has ambitious targets for offshore wind and is looking to build upon its rich experience and knowledge of marine industries, in particular its marine engineering, shipbuilding and steel plate manufacturing. These industries are well developed, so as a country Korea is well placed to play a significant role in both the domestic and international offshore wind markets. We believe RES’ technical and engineering expertise could play an important role in helping Korean companies realise these goals.”
Dr. Oh founder of Blue Wind Engineering and RES’ representative in Korea said:
“Korea is looking for technical support for its projects and R&D programmes from experienced players and RES, with years of experience in offshore wind and with skilled staff that understand the challenges and the complexity of offshore projects, is well placed to offer its full range of services to this emerging market. We are extremely pleased to have been selected as RES’ representative for its consultancy and business development services.”
RES already has an established presence in the Asia-Pacific region, with offices in Japan and Australia and whilst the expansion into South Korea marks an expedition into brand new territory it is built on a solid foundation. RES and Blue Wind Engineering have been engaging with key industry stakeholders over the last 12 months and over 300 international delegates at the recent Wind Energy Asia Conference on Je-Ju Island listened to Jim Sandon, COO of RES Offshore, present the keynote address setting out the Challenges to Offshore Wind.
Dr. Jone Oh is founder of Blue Wind Engineering. With a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Jone has over 30 years’ industrial experience. As the Vice President of Wind Energy Asia and Director of the Korean Wind Energy Association, Jone is a respected thought leader for both technical and policy making areas for offshore wind sector and has a very good relationship with Government, Academia, and Industries. He will be assisted by Mr Chris Lim, also a mechanical engineer who is a condition monitoring specialist and vibration analyst in the wind industry.
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Notes to editors:
RES Offshore offers integrated development, engineering, construction and AO&M services for utility-scale offshore wind, wave and tidal energy projects internationally. RES Offshore has more than 15 years’ experience in offshore wind development. It has worked on the development of over 5GW, of which more than 350MW has been consented and is now in operation. RES Offshore is part of RES, one of the world's leading independent renewable energy companies, which has successfully developed and/or built over 9GW of wind energy capacity worldwide. RES’ core activities are in Wind and Solar, and technologies that enable a low carbon future – Energy Storage, Transmission and Demand Side Management. For more information, visit www.res-offshore.com