Navigating South Korea's offshore regulatory environment

South Korea’s Green New Deal aims to accelerate the transition towards net-zero by 2050, mitigate the risks associated with climate change and to expand offshore wind capacity to 12 GW by 2030.

With each new offshore wind project, successfully navigating the first step of obtaining environmental permits and licences will be critical. This will require a deep understanding of both the local EIA regulations, whilst also meeting the expectations and standards of international finance (ESIA) - RPS is the right partner.

Offshore wind Korea: obtaining a local and international licence to operate

In Korea, each new offshore wind project will need to navigate the critical first step of obtaining the much needed environmental permits and licences. This will require a deep understanding of both the local EIA regulations, whilst also meeting the expectations and standards of international finance (ESIA).

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A ‘One Stop Shop’ for South Korean offshore wind permitting?

Offshore wind consenting (AKA permitting or approvals) can be one of the major bottlenecks for project development. Korea currently has a multi-agency consenting process and a 'One Stop Shop' process is being debated. RPS’ Alun Williams discusses the advantages of a single-agency consenting process – a ‘One Stop Shop’ – for evolving markets like South Korea. 

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Making complex easy - even during a pandemic

Meet our South Korea Country Manager Sam Roh. Sam  joined RPS in South Korea March 2020, just as we were starting to feel the impact of COVID related travel restrictions. Here he shares his story – including his insights of the Korean offshore wind market, how he was our ‘boots on the ground’ to support our floating LiDAR buoy deployment for Equinor, and what’s next for RPS in South Korea.

Sam Roh, RPS Country Manager South Korea
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Sam Roh

Country Manager South Korea +82 (0)10 5850 4563 EMAIL
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Alun Williams

Director - Offshore Renewables +44 (0) 1483 746 500 EMAIL
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Woking | UK
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Mark Houston

Managing Director Renewables +44 (0) 1483 746 500 EMAIL
Woking | UK

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