16/06/2021 Press release
South Korea Offshore Wind: GIG & TotalEnergies award floating offshore wind scholarship to outstanding students in Korea
Seoul, June 16, 2021 –
- GIG and TotalEnergies have offered scholarships to three outstanding students from the Ulsan Institute of Science and Technology
- The scholarships form part of the Ulsan floating offshore wind farm’s cooperation program with the university
- In addition to the scholarships, the program fosters the development of local talent through internship programs and industry-led lectures
Green Investment Group (GIG) and TotalEnergies have awarded scholarships to three outstanding students from the Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Management at the Ulsan Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST). The scholarships form part of the Ulsan floating offshore wind farm’s cooperation program with the university.
Currently under development by GIG and TotalEnergies, and located around 60 kilometers offshore from Ulsan Port, the Ulsan floating offshore wind farm has a maximum installed capacity of 1.5 GW. The project will be built out in three phases, with the first phase of 500 MW targeted for development completion in 2023.
GIG and TotalEnergies signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with UNIST in January 2021 to design and deliver a training program which would develop local expertise in floating offshore wind and further support job creation in the region. As part of the MOU, GIG and TotalEnergies are delivering a lecture series on floating offshore wind, funding scholarships and supporting internship programs; UNIST is working with the partners to develop the curriculum; and the Ulsan Metropolitan City is providing administrative support.
"We’re very grateful to GIG and TotalEnergies for sharing their expertise through our cooperation program. The ability to learn first-hand from two of the industry’s leading players is an invaluable opportunity for the next generation of Korea’s offshore wind industry leaders.” , said UNIST Vice President Lee Jae-Yong.
"We are committed to helping deliver the Korean government’s ‘Green New Deal’, revitalizing local economies and creating jobs. Our goal is for the Ulsan wind farms to support the global transition to net zero, while simultaneously creating opportunities for economic and skills development across the region. We’re delighted to offer these scholarships to three outstanding students and are proud to be playing a small role in their offshore wind journey.” , said GIG-TotalEnergies.
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