SAVE THE DATE: Join the ELBE Alliance Offshore Wind Mission to South Korea & Japan

1. november 2022 – 11. november 2022 South Korea & Japan

Call for Expression of Interest to join the ELBE Alliance Offshore Wind Mission to South Korea & Japan
(South Korea and Japan)

COSME Project: ELBE PLUS project by ELBE Alliance and Energy Cluster Denmark
European Strategic Cluster Partnership in Blue Energy0:00 – 0:00

FOR WHOM?
European Companies and SMEs interested in promoting their Offshore Wind (OW) related innovations, solutions and/or products in South Korea and Japan and with interest in establishing strategic collaborations with local companies in this emerging industry in these countries.

WHERE AND WHEN WILL IT TAKE PLACE?
This ELBE Alliance OW mission to Asia will be held as 2 (two) missions followed by each other:
1. week 44 (1 – 4 Nov): South Korea
2. week 45 (7- 11 Nov): Japan
European companies can choose to participate in the full 2 weeks program including South Korea and Japan or only choosing one country.

WHY GO TO THESE EMERGING OFFSHORE WIND MARKETS?

South Korea: announced its Green New Deal in 2020 setting out a target to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, with a $52 billion green economy investment package. Among these investments, the establishment of a major target of 12 GW offshore wind by 2030. The 12 GW offshore wind target by 2030 is a large leap from the 188 MW of offshore wind currently installed (as of the end of 2021). Most projects under development are located off the provinces of South Jeolla, North Jeolla, Ulsan and Incheon, with some ambition in Jeju Islands and other regions. Altogether around 25 GW of potential capacity which could come online by 2035 has been identified, according to Aegir Analytics. The ambitious national target and strong conditions for fixed-bottom sites (especially off South Jeolla) and floating wind (especially off Ulsan), close to large demand centres, has drawn heavy interest from local and foreign renewables companies. GWEC Market Intelligence forecasts a total of 6.5 GW of fixed-bottom offshore wind and 3.6 GW of floating wind will be commissioned in South Korea by 2030.

Japan: Japan has approximately 128 GW of fixed-bottom offshore wind potential and 424 GW of floating offshore wind potential.1 Despite the huge wind potential, Japan does not have any large-scale commercial wind operations, but times are changing. Japanese government also approved the Offshore Wind Industry Vision targeting 10 GW offshore wind by 2030 and 30-45 GW by 2040. Japanese government set out to designate 1 GW of promotional zones for auction annually for the next 10 years to reach an awarded capacity including floating offshore wind.

WHAT DOES THE MISSION INCLUDE?

This ELBE Mission to South Korea will includes

  • Meetings with relevant international and South Korean developers
  • Visit to manufacturing sites
  • B2B meetings with potential local partners or/and clients.

The ELBE mission to Japan will include:

  • Attendance to Global Offshore Wind Summit — Japan (Akita, 9-10 November)
  • Welcome reception and technical tour (Akita port, 11 November) organized by Japan Wind Power Association (JWPA) – registration will open by 1. Aug with first come first served basis so please contact us asap if you have interest in joining this part of the program.
  • B2B meetings with potential local partners or /and clients.

WHAT TYPE OF SUPPORT?
The ELBE Alliance will organize this mission and support European participants in the different steps of the mission (administrative preparation, logistics, B2B meetings, event registration). The ELBE Alliance will also provide partial financial support to a restricted number of companies.
Energy Cluster Denmark members, especially SMEs, will have preference for financial support for attendance. Companies and SMEs which will not be selected or not entitled for the financial support can still benefit from the mission organisation and participate at their own costs.

ELIGIBILITY CONDITIONS
Participants will be selected on a first come first served basis, and Energy Cluster Denmark members and SMEs will be prioritized. To participate to the mission, it is required to:

  • Be a SME according to the European definition
  • Develop a product or service positioned on the Offshore Wind (bottom fixed and floating) value chain: project development & siting, assembly & installation, foundations, design, and manufacturing of components converters, grid connection, operation & maintenance and/or support services & auxiliary equipment.

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
The standard profile we are looking for:

  • An SME with international strategy and ambition targeting these markets.
  • An SME ready to enter the Asia OW market in collaboration with local partners,

DEADLINE
Deadline for sending your request for participation is Friday, 8 September 2022.
For any enquiry, related to Danish participants attendance you may contact, Energy Cluster Denmark:

  • Gustavo Ferraz de Luna, International Project Manager / email: gfl@energycluster.dk or
  • Charlotte Baumgartner, Project Manager / email: clb@energycluster.dk

VISA AND COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS AND ACCESS TO SOUTH KOREA AND JAPAN
All participants must comply with the valid VISA and COVID-19 recommendations & restrictions prior and upon arrival. Please contact your countries authorities regarding entering South Korea and Japan, Embassies of your own countries in these countries usually provide this information.
Reservation due to COVID-19: ELBE Alliance shall not be liable for any price and/or cost stated in this mission and performance of the scope of this activity subject to change due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) or other public health emergency in these countries, including but not limited to restrictions imposed by governments, local authorities, relevant companies, or other entities incl. infection or quarantine of participants, or any restrictions affecting transport or logistics, etc.

ABOUT THE ELBE ALLIANCE
The ELBE Alliance gathers seven leading European clusters in Blue Energy. It aims to contribute positioning Europe as the world technological and industrial leader in Blue Energy by supporting internationalisation of European SMEs and other relevant stakeholders, with a focus in North America (US, Canada) and Asia (Japan, South Korea, Taiwan). You can read more on http://www.elbealliance.eu/home and/or watch this introductory video link here