Wind energy

Offshore wind in South Korea Fact-finding mission


Begin: 29/08/2022
End: 02/09/2022
Location: Germany
Field of application/technology: Wind energy, Energy storage
Country of implementation: South Korea
Target area: Asia

A fact-finding mission for company representatives and decision-makers from South Korea to Germany from 29 August - 2 September 2022 will enable you to gather first-hand information on offshore wind energy and to establish business contacts with German companies. The fact-finding mission includes a networking event and on-site visits of best-practice projects.

Meet German companies

The networking event and information seminar will be held on 29 August in Hamburg, Germany. The event will provide insight into the current situation, trends and prospects for German energy solutions in the field of offshore wind energy. You have the chance to exchange knowledge with German experts and company representatives.

On the following days, on-site visits to see best-practice technology applications and/or measures are planned for you in and around Hamburg.

You will benefit from a comprehensive information and visitor program designed to foster the transfer of expertise.

Representatives from state-owned and private companies, grid operators, ministries, public authorities and energy associations who want to gain a first-hand insight into German energy solutions are welcome to join the fact-finding-mission.

Energy solutions made in Germany

Offshore wind power has been the last of several renewable power technologies rolled out at a large scale in Germany's energy transition but has struggled to catch up quickly. While investors initially shied away from the high investment costs and risky working conditions, price drops and technological advancements have made offshore wind increasingly attractive.

At the end of 2019, the installed capacity of the 1,469 wind turbines in German offshore wind farms was 7,516 MW. Of this, 6,440 MW is accounted for by wind farms in the North Sea and 1,076 MW by wind farms in the Baltic Sea. In total, around 25.8 TWh of electricity was generated in German offshore wind farms in 2019.

Nonetheless, the share of renewable energy in the electricity supply is to increase to 80 percent by 2030 and continuously thereafter. Offshore wind energy is a key component in achieving this goal. The government aims to install at least 30 gigawatts of offshore wind power by 2030 and at least 40 gigawatts by 2035, with at least 70 gigawatts to be generated by 2045.

Contact for further information

To register and to obtain further information about the event, please contact the Korean-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, KGCC.