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KOSPO and Equinor seek to cooperate on offshore wind projects near Chuja Island

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This photo captures personnel from KOSPO and Equinor energetically shouting the motto 'To get there. Together'. Prominently featured in the middle is President Lee Seung-woo, and the Country Managing Director of Equinor Korea, Bjørn Inge Braathen.

Korea Southern Power (KOSPO) and Equinor have signed an MoU to explore a potential collaboration on offshore wind projects near Chuja Island.

Korea Southern Power Co., Ltd. (KOSPO), led by President Lee Seung-woo, and Equinor announce that they have signed an MoU to develop offshore wind projects near Chuja Island at the Equinor Korea headquarters in Busan on December 5th. KOSPO will under the agreement collaborate with the Norwegian state-owned company Equinor to potentially develop large-scale offshore wind power projects near Chuja Island.

Through the agreement, the two companies seek to contribute to Korea’s goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 through expanding sustainable future energy generation. The signing ceremony was attended by key figures from both parties, including Lee Seung-woo, President of Korea Southern Power, and Bjørn Inge Braathen, the Country Managing Director of Equinor Korea.

Korea Southern Power (KOSPO) expects that its collaboration with Equinor, a global leader in offshore wind power, will strengthen its capabilities in large-scale renewable energy projects. This includes exchanging knowledge and expertise in the construction and operational management of offshore wind power.

Bjørn Inge Braathen the Country Managing Director of Equinor Korea, stated, “This partnership with Korea Southern Power (KOSPO) marks a significant step towards realizing our shared vision for a sustainable energy future. Working together on the Chuja Island offshore wind projects, we are combining our strengths to not only enhance the development of renewable energy in Korea but also to contribute in a meaningful manner to the nation's goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. This project is an example of what we think we can achieve together – pooling our expertise, technology, and commitment to realise a more sustainable energy mix for Korea - together. We are excited to collaborate with KOSPO and believe that our joint efforts will pave the way for innovative and sustainable energy solutions, benefiting communities and the environment alike.”

Lee Seung-woo, the President of Korea Southern Power, stated, "The MOU with Equinor, will greatly assist in expanding our company's renewable energy business. We also hope it will lay the foundation for Korea Southern Power's transition to a low-carbon power generation system and to lead the future energy industry."