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February 15, 2024

Fugro Sets Up South Korea Base for Offshore Renewables

L to R: Jongwook Kim, CEO of UST21, and Jerry Paisley, Fugro’s Regional Sales & Marketing Director for APAC (Credit: Fugro)

L to R: Jongwook Kim, CEO of UST21, and Jerry Paisley, Fugro’s Regional Sales & Marketing Director for APAC (Credit: Fugro)

Dutch survey company Fugro has opened a new office South Korea, dubbed ‘Fugro UST21’, as part of a joint venture with South Korean marine technology company UST21.

Based in Incheon, the new office will provide geo-data solutions for South Korea’s growing offshore renewable energy sector, which Fugro has been actively supporting in collaboration with UST21 since 2019.

The creation of Fugro UST21 establishes Fugro’s first permanent presence in the country.

“We’ve already been working closely with UST21 for several years but this new office allows us to better support our valued South Korean clients and meet their growing offshore needs as part of the green energy transition.

“South Korea is the world’s eighth largest power consumer, while the offshore wind farm market predicts around 14 GW of fixed-bottom and floating wind projects to come online by 2030, so our new office is perfectly timed to capture these opportunities and unlock Geo-data insights for South Korea’s offshore windfarm developments,” said Jerry Paisley, Fugro’s Regional Sales & Marketing Director for APAC.

”We established UST21 in 1999, having recognised the importance of marine surveys for offshore construction around the South Korean peninsula.

“Opening the Fugro UST21 office combines our ocean data experience of over 20 years with Fugro’s advanced technology to offer unparalleled Geo-data solutions to help build and maintain South Korea’s future offshore windfarms, while also contributing to the blue economy,” added Jongwook Kim, UST21’s CEO.

The February 2024 edition of Marine Technology Reporter is focused on Oceanographic topics and technologies.
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