The Floating Offshore Wind Expert Mission travelled to Ulsan and Seoul in South Korea and to Tokyo in Japan in February 2019.

Innovate UK’s Global Missions Programme is one of its most important tools to support the UK’s Industrial Strategy’s ambition for the UK to be the international partner of choice for science and innovation. Global collaborations are crucial in meeting the Industrial Strategy’s Grand Challenges and will be further supported by the launch of a new International Research and Innovation Strategy. The Global Expert Missions, led by the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), play an important role in building strategic partnerships, providing deep insight into the opportunities for UK innovation and shaping future programmes.

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The mission was timed to build on a growing level of interest in the UK in floating OSW, driven by a number of key events:

• The successful operational year of the Hywind Project, the first commercial floating OSW project in the UK (commissioned late 2017).

• The upcoming Scotwind seabed leasing round, within which 60% of sites are expected to require floating type foundations.

• The release of the OSW sector deal in March 2019, which lays out plans for OSW in the UK to 2030 and beyond, securing the progression of the industry.

Japan and South Korea were both selected for this mission on floating OSW as they have:

1. A requirement for floating OSW for deep water OSW development, due to limited shallow water off their coastlines.

2. Demonstrated interest in the sector, through the development of demonstration projects.

Download the report

The Floating Offshore Wind Expert Mission travelled to Ulsan and Seoul in South Korea and to Tokyo in Japan in February 2019 and in the publication, KTN share the information and insights gathered during the delegation’s time there.

Read the latest Global Expert Mission Report “Japan & South Korea Floating Offshore Wind 2019” here.

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