After graduating from the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Yongin-si, South Korea and Hunter College in New York, USA, Kim gained work experience in offshore wind markets in Korea, China, and North America. She has worked as a third party consultant for Lidar buoy installation and provided owner’s engineering related services for the Wando-Geumil OWF Project in South Korea.
“We are delighted that Irene has joined the OWC team in Korea. Korea is a hugely important emerging wind market with significant floating wind ambitions. Strengthening such a young office is consistent with our strategy of building a strong local presence in key markets,” stated Will Cleverly, OWC managing director.
Based in Seoul and Busan, Kim’s main responsibilities will be to assist the company in business development activities in Korea and South Asia, and to help develop the permitting/metocean consultancy offering in Korea. She speaks fluent English, Korean and Mandarin.
OWC is an independent consultancy offering project development services, owner’s engineering and technical due diligence to the offshore renewables sector. The company is the renewables unit of Oslo-listed AqualisBraemar ASA.