Equinor Korea Collaborates with Local Community at the 15th Chuja Island Yellow Corvina Festival

Photo : From right to left, Bjørn Inge Braathen, Country Managing Director of Equinor Korea, Oh Young-soo, Chairman of the Chuja-myeon Festival Committee, Lee Kang-gu Chairman of the Hoopoong Offshore Wind Power Promotional Committee.

  • Equinor Korea volunteers provide support and event prizes for festival attendees.
  • “A continued effort to coexist and thrive with Chuja residents.”
  • Plogging event on the festival’s final day.

The Norwegian state-owned broad energy company, Equinor, participated as a volunteer team in the 15th Chuja Island Yellow Corvina Festival, which took place in Chuja Island from October 13th to 15th. The company also supported the festival by providing prizes for a raffle for festival participants.

Equinor is seeking to develop two wind farms near Chuja Island – Hoopong and Chujin – with a combined capacity of up to 3GW. During the festival, over 20 employees from Equinor Korea actively engaged with the fishermen and residents of Chuja Island. The company generously donated event prizes to the festival’s organizing committee. On the last day of the festival, a plogging event—an eco-friendly activity combining jogging and picking up trash—was held on the Chuja Island.

Photo: In the morning of Oct. 15, Equinor Korea team cleaned Hupo beach located in Chuja Island.

Bjørn Inge Braathen, Country Managing Director of Equinor Korea, emphasized, “Equinor places significant importance on coexisting with local communities.” He added, “In addition to our continued efforts to coexist and thrive with Chuja residents, we are also looking into plans that focus in strengthening the local economy and ensuring environmental sustainability.”

The Chuja Island Yellow Corvina Festival attracted numerous visitors through its various programs. Through its active participation, the Equinor Korea volunteer team hope to strengthen its ties with the Chuja residents, showing its dedication to grow and thrive together.

Last year, Equinor Korea signed a mutual cooperation agreement with the Hoopoong Offshore Wind Power Promotion Committee, consisting of Chuja fishermen, in relation to the offshore wind projects near Chuja Island. This June, after attending the investment announcement ceremony hosted by the Korea‘s president Yoon Suk Yeol in Paris, France, Equinor Korea signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in August with Hyundai Engineering, LG Chem, POSCO E&C, and SK ecoplant, to collaborate for the successful implementation of the wind projects near Chuja.

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