RPS signs MOU with the Marine Environmental Impact Statement Institute, Seoul National University

13 Dec 2021

We are pleased to announce the signing of this new strategic Memorandum of Understanding on 8th December 2021. RPS and the Marine Environmental Impact Statement Institute (MESI) will collaborate to pursue opportunities for the advancement of the Korean offshore wind industry.

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RPS signs MOU with MESI, Seoul National University, South Korea

RPS signs MOU with MESI, Seoul National University, South Korea

MESI leads a national project, “Development of advanced science and technology for marine environmental impact assessment”, funded by the Korean Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries. The project’s aim is to develop and establish guidelines and standards for marine environmental impact assessment in South Korea.

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is an important step in the development of offshore wind farms, supporting the application to obtain essential permits and licences.

Prof. Jong Seong Khim, Chief of MESI, said, “In signing the MOU with RPS, I am very pleased to have the capability to present advanced guidelines for appropriate utilization and development of sea spatial area by combining the expertise of both parties in the field of marine environmental impact assessment.”

RPS South Korea Country Manager Sam (Sangmok) Roh says, “We are very pleased to have the chance to collaborate with MESI to discuss the sometimes complex topic of marine environmental impact assessment. We are keen to support the acceleration of offshore wind development in Korea and across Asia and the EIA process will be an important part of that development.”

RPS is continuing to expand its position in South Korea. Most recently, the team’s numbers have grown with their latest addition, EIA Manager Dong-Joo Kim, whose focus is coordination and delivery of Environmental Impact Assessment to meet international standards. Prior to this, RPS opened a new office premises located in central Seoul in September 2021, and successfully launched two Floating LiDAR buoys as part of the development of Equinor’s Firefly offshore wind farm project.

For more information about RPS in South Korea, please contact the Country Manager, Sam Roh.


RPS, 서울대학교 해양환경영향평가연구단과 MOU 체결

2021년 12월 8일, 새로운 업무제휴 협약식(MOU) 서명을 발표하게 된 것을 기쁘게 생각합니다. RPS와 해양환경영향평가연구단(MESI)은 서로 협력하여 한국 해상풍력 산업의 발전을 위한 기회를 모색할 것입니다.

서울대학교 해양환경영평가연구단은 해양수산부가 지원하는 국가 프로젝트인 "해양환경영향평가를 위한 첨단 과학 기술 개발"을 주도하고 있습니다. 이 프로젝트의 목표는 우리나라의 해양 환경 영향 평가에 대한 지침과 표준을 개발하고 확립하는 것입니다.
환경영향평가(EIA)는 해상풍력 발전단지 개발의 중요한 단계로, 필요한 인허가를 받기 위한 신청을 지원합니다.
해양환경영향평가연구단 단장 김종성 교수는 “RPS와 업무제휴 협약 체결을 통해, 양 기관의 해양환경영향평가 분야의 전문성을 접목하여 적절한 해역이용과 개발을 위한 가이드 라인을 제시하겠다”고 말했다.
RPS 코리아 노상목 지사장은 “해양환경영향평가연구단과 협력하여 복잡한 해양환경영향평가 주제를 적극적으로 논의할 기회를 갖게 되어 매우 기쁩니다. 우리는 한국과 아시아 전역에서 해상풍력 발전의 가속화를 지원하기를 열망하며, 환경영향평가의 확고한 프로세스는 발전의 중요한 부분이 될 것입니다.”
RPS는 한국 지사를 통해 국내 해상풍력 시장에서의 다양한 서비스와 전문성을 계속 확장하고 있습니다. 가장 최근에는 국제적 기준에 맞춘 해양환경영향평가를 접목하여 차이를 조정하고 필요한 서비스를 제공하는데 중점을 두고 있는 김동주 EIA 매니저가 팀에 합류했습니다. 앞서 RPS는 2021년 9월 서울 중구에 새 사무실로 이전하여 Equinor의 Firefly 해상풍력 발전단지 프로젝트 개발의 일환으로 2개의 부유식 풍황계측기(Floating LiDAR) 부표를 성공적으로 설치 및 계측을 완료했습니다.

RPS 코리아에 대한 자세한 내용은 한국 담당자인 노상목 지사장에게 문의하십시오.

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Founded in 1970, RPS is a leading global professional services firm of 5,000+ consultants and service providers. Having operated in 125 countries, across all six continents, RPS defines, designs and manages projects that create shared value for a complex, urbanising and resource scarce world.

RPS’ extensive offshore wind experience includes 20 years at the forefront of the industry, working across the UK, wider Europe, America, Australia and Asia. We have worked on both floating offshore wind and fixed foundation offshore wind projects, and we have deep experience in the provision of technical consultancy and operational support for the energy sector.

Past and present projects include sector firsts such as the world’s largest offshore wind farms, Hornsea One, Two and Three. We are currently delivering the Round 4 EIA and HRA for the bp and EnBW consortium and supporting the offshore approvals for Australia’s first offshore wind development, Star of the South. We are also providing marine subject matter expertise to support Vineyard Wind, the United States’ first utility-scale offshore wind energy project.

RPS stands out for its clients by using its deep expertise to solve problems that matter, making them easy to understand. Making complex easy.

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