RPS opens new office in Seoul, South Korea

14 Sep 2021

As we solidify our presence in this important region for offshore wind development, we are growing our team and have moved to new premises in the South Korean capital.

The new RPS office in Samil-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul opened on 1 September 2021. To coincide with our office opening, Sam (Sangmok) Roh, RPS South Korea – Country Manager, Alun Williams, Director – Global Offshore Renewables, and Mark Houston, Managing Director – Renewables, were there to meet our local partners and representatives of the Korean offshore wind industry.

At this time, they also welcomed the newest member of our team, Dong-Joo Kim, who joins RPS in South Korea as EIA Manager to support the delivery of large-scale offshore wind farm projects across Asia.

South Korea has ambitious plans for renewable energy development, with a goal of being able to generate 12GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030. RPS is committed to supporting these efforts; we are currently working on several important projects in the region as we expand our business in Asia’s emerging markets.

Sam Roh says, “This is a hugely exciting next step in the progress of our renewables strategy in Asia. There’s no better time to be working on renewables and offshore wind projects in South Korea. Not only is this country committed to renewables, with the support of the government in its Green New Deal, but the sector here is expanding rapidly.

The office opening will also be the ‘icing on the cake’ for Sam after an eventful year. Having joined RPS during the Covid-19 lockdown, Sam project-managed the successful launch of two LiDAR buoys off Ulsan, a major project milestone for Equinor in gathering feasibility data for their proposed Firefly wind farm.

RPS is actively recruiting for qualified specialists with local knowledge (details of current vacancies can be found on our South Korea recruitment page which is being updated often).

For further information about RPS in South Korea, contact Sam Roh, Country Manager South Korea, sam.roh@rpsgroup.com; or Alun Williams, Global Offshore Renewables Director, williamsal@rpsgroup.com.


Read about some of our other projects in South Korea


Equinor selects RPS as ESIA consultant for Firefly wind farm project

RPS-fielded vessel selected for Equinor site operations in South Korea

LiDAR buoys successfully launched from Ulsan

RPS signs Memorandum of Understanding with SekWang Engineering Consultants

Watch: Sam Roh discusses his first year at RPS and some of our future plans for growth

Sam Roh, RPS Country Manager South Korea
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Sam Roh and Alun Williams cut the ribbon to enter our new premises in Seoul.

About RPS

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 in the UK 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, and have been selected as ESIA consultant for Equinor’s Firefly floating offshore wind project in South Korea.

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

RPS’ London Stock Exchange ticker is RPS.L.  For further information, please visit www.rpsgroup.com

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Sam Roh

Country Manager South Korea T: +82 (0)10 5850 4563 Email
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Alun Williams

Director - Offshore Renewables T: +44 (0) 1483 746 500 Email
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