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ERM to be Sustainability Partner for Asia Power Week 2016 at KINTEX
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ERM to be Sustainability Partner for Asia Power Week 2016 at KINTEX
  • By Matthew Weigand
  • September 9, 2016, 09:15
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A screen capture of Asia Power Week's web site.
A screen capture of Asia Power Week's web site.

 

Environmental Resources Management, or ERM, a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk and social consulting services, announced yesterday that it would attend Asia Power Week 2016, Asia’s largest and most comprehensive power and energy conference, at KINTEX in Ilsan, from Sept. 20 to 22.

ERM is the Sustainability Partner for Asia Power Week, where three principal consultants from ERM offices around Asia will provide their perspectives on the dynamics and challenges of the power sector including renewable technologies, climate policy and regulatory risk. Particularly, Sean Purdie, power sector lead for Asia Pacific at ERM, will chair the “Risk & Disruptions” session on the first day of the conference and lead a panel discussion on the risks and threats that power projects face.

Steve Duckworth, managing director of ERM Korea, remarked, “Asia Pacific’s primary energy demand is projected to increase at 2.1 percent per year until 2035, according to the Asian Development Bank, while renewable energy – including wind, solar, biomass and geothermal power – has become the growth sector of greatest interest.” He added, “With our global reach and 40 years of experience, we’re committed to helping project developers and power generators manage environmental, social and process risks inherent in the power plant and construction projects and make their business operations more sustainable.”

ERM, founded in the UK in 1971, currently operates more than 160 offices in over 45 countries and territories employing more than 5,000 professionals around the world. Based on its extensive global network, ERM provides a global sustainability-related consulting services, including plant safety, getting permits for new development projects and approvals of environmental, social and health impact assessments, climate change developments and global compliance assurance. Since its foundation in 1999, ERM Korea has continued to expand its consultancy services to support clients managing environment, health and safety (EHS) risks locally and internationally supporting Korean power developers in their overseas investments.

Marking its 24th year, Asia Power Week 2016 will offer more than 50 conference sessions covering current issues in Asian power generation, renewable energy and project finance. The event is expected to attract nearly 8,000 attendees and more than 250 exhibitors from 85 countries.