December 2021 – On December 7th, Korea Floating Wind (KFWind), offshore wind project in which Ocean Winds is the majority shareholder, held its first “I Sea You Upcycling” campaign at an elementary school in Ulsan, in partnership with the local environmental NGOs UlsanKfem and Usisan.
This eco-friendly social contribution campaign sponsored by KFWind aims at raising awareness among children on the importance of sea environment and biodiversity and how to protect it. Its ludic and concrete approach includes a hands-on activity where young students made whale dolls with upcycled PET bottles thrown away from the sea.
More than 260 children took part in the initiative carried out in Bangeojin elementary school in Ulsan, South Korea, region in which KFWind is developing three offshore wind projects off Ulsan coast, South East of the Korean Peninsula.
As the main shareholder in KFWind, Ocean Winds is not only committed to contribute to the local economy and employment opportunities during development, construction and operation of the wind farms, but also to socially engage in the global fight against marine pollution hand in hand with the local communities and authorities of Ulsan.
This vision is part of the social responsibility commitments Ocean Winds, an international offshore wind energy company based in Spain and created by EDP Renewables and ENGIE (50:50), undertakes globally in its operations and development. Through educational initiative like “I Sea You Upcycling” in South Korean or organized beach cleaning days in Spain or the UK, Ocean Winds aims at raising awareness on the necessary care and conservation of coastal areas and marine environments, encouraging citizens and companies to join the global fight for marine protection.