Hyundai and RWE ink MoU to develop offshore wind and green hydrogen in Korea

RWE and Hyundai Engineering & Construction have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to cooperate in the field of offshore wind and green hydrogen. The companies aim at leveraging synergies to accelerate the energy transition in Korea, through promoting offshore wind along with contributing to ramping up the hydrogen economy.

Furthermore, both partners plan to work closely together to jointly develop offshore wind projects in Korea in line with the country’s Net Zero 2050 target and the government’s plan to increase renewable energy capacity to 108.3 GW by 2036, thereof 34.1 GW of wind capacity of which 24 GW are expected to be offshore wind.

Hyundai and RWE also envisage jointly to explore offshore wind business opportunities on a global scale. Reportedly, subject to favourable market conditions, the two partners plan to combine Hyundai’s hydrogen experience from its first Korean electrolysis plant for hydrogen production with RWE’s hydrogen expertise from various projects along the entire value chain for future green hydrogen projects.