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Equinor Korea and Jeju National University Sign MoU to nurture offshore wind expertise in Jeju region

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Photo description: from left, Equinor Korea BD Stakeholder Manager Jaeho Jung, BD Manager Peter (SungEun)  Kim, Country Managing Director Jacques-Etienne Michel, Jeju National University President Il-hwan Kim, Vice President of Education and Training Dong-jung Kim, Wind Engineering Professor Kyungnam Go and From Equinor Korea BD Advisor JinTae Kim

Contribute to fostering local experts and building the local talent pool for offshore wind by establishing industry-academia collaboration programs

Equinor (www.equinor.com), a Norwegian state-owned broad energy company, signed an agreement today with Jeju National University to seek ways to foster offshore wind experts in the Jeju region and contribute to the creation of quality offshore wind talent in the region.

Equinor Korea (Jacques-Etienne Michel, Country Managing Director) announced on February 22 that it had signed an agreement with Jeju National University (President Kim Il-hwan) to foster offshore wind experts and create local jobs.

The agreement signing ceremony held at Jeju National University on February 22, was attended by Jacques-Etienne Michel, Country Managing Director of Equinor Korea, BD Manager alongside his team, President Kim Eel-hwan of Jeju National University,Vice President of Education and Training Dong-jung Kim, Wind Engineering Professor Kyungnam Go, and others.

With this agreement, the two organizations will establish an industry-university collaboration program to strengthen Jeju National University's offshore wind research capabilities and actively cooperate to contribute to the [HAS1] growth of the wind power industry as well as building a talent pool for offshore wind industry in the Jeju region. Equinor will support lectures and internship programs for offshore wind education, and also arrange tour programs to advanced offshore wind farms. Jeju National University will be preparing an offshore wind curriculum and will support the operation of education and practical course programs.

Jacques Etienne Michel, CEO of Equinor Korea, said, “Equinor believes that creating value for local communities is the road to successful offshore wind projects. We are delighted to cooperate with Jeju National University, which represents Jeju Island, as it accelerates carbon neutrality with the goal of becoming a carbon-free island (CFI2030).”

President Kim Eel-hwan of Jeju National University said, “With this agreement signed with Equinor, a global leading energy company accelerating in the energy transition, we expect to strengthen our research capabilities for offshore wind, contribute to job creation, and thereby revitalizing the local economy in Jeju Island."