Sarens has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work on floating offshore wind projects in South Korea.
The global heavy lifting and logistics specialist signed the MoU in collaboration with Technip Energies, a leading energy transition engineering company, and Young Chang, a yard infrastructure provider.
“We are pleased to join forces with Young Chang and Sarens for our floating wind projects in South Korea,” said Willy Gauttier, VP of Floating Offshore Wind at Technip Eneergies. “The complementary nature of the three parties will enable us to offer our customers the possibility of integrating turbines on our floaters at Young Chang’s Shinan yard. This agreement illustrates our commitment to solving integration challenges in our floating offshore wind business.”
The cooperation between the three companies will include the development of an integrated solution to provide floating wind turbine marshalling and integration services using Young Chang’s Shinan yard and Sarens’ capabilities in heavy lifting and engineered transport.
The agreement is key for unlocking and supporting the ambition to start up the floating offshore wind industry in South Korea. The news comes after the Belgian-based company recently completed a big lift-and-shift for a similar project in Massy, France, with Managing Director of Sarens Projects Carl Sarens saying the company is “looking forward” to their “cooperation”.
“Our objective is to combine our strengths by bringing in Sarens’ expertise in offshore wind marshalling of foundations and wind turbine integration as well as local presence,” he said. “At Sarens, we find it is our duty to support, at large, offshore wind projects in Korea. This cooperation will accelerate the country’s energy transition.”
Technip Energies holds leadership positions in Liquefied Natural Gas, hydrogen and ethylene as well as growing market positions in blue and green hydrogen, sustainable chemistry and CO2 management.
Young Chang’s yard in Shinan, South Korea, holds a space of 330,000 square metres and a 31- metre quay-wall capable of providing various offshore supply base, steel fabricating, and integration services for forthcoming offshore wind power projects.