Danfoss and the The Danish Royal Visit to South Korea

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

In conjunction of the Royal Danish visit to South Korea to celebrate the 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Danish Embassy in Korea welcomed the Danish Crown Prince couple on 21 May 2019 for the 5th Green Roundtable Seminar on “Sustainable Growth for Korea and Denmark”

During the event, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Environment Minister Cho Myung Rae, IPCC Chair Lee Hoe Sung and Korean and Danish officials from international organizations discussed ways to improve collaboration and create better synergies between two countries. A Foreign Ministry official said that the event served as an opportunity to reinforce bilateral ties between the two countries in achieving global objectives for sustainable growth and elevate public-private cooperation to a higher level with diverse stakeholders.

Steve (Songyop) Kim, Country Manager of Danfoss Korea introduced the Danfoss group’s achievements on energy efficiency and CO2 reduction since 2007 as a member of The Climate Group EP100, and shared challenges and the key implications of the five megatrends which are transforming our world.

On Wednesday May 22, Steve Kim accompanied the Danish Crown Prince Frederik, to visit the observatory of the Lotte World Tower, along with the Lotte Group Chairman Shin Dong-Bin. The Lotte World Tower, which is the fifth-tallest large commercial building in the world, stands 123 stories above the ground and has 6 stories below ground level.

With such a large skyscraper commercial building towering the city of Seoul, it needs an efficient and effective HVAC and water pump systems that use energy efficiently with reliable operation. Danfoss provided the Lotte World Tower with an optimized AC drive solution to achieve energy savings, meeting environmental regulations, and reduce operating costs.

Danfoss also had the opportunity to introduce our building solutions to Lotte Engineering & Construction and Lotte World Tower officials, which led to having a discussion on applying our solutions to the upcoming new building projects in Asia and existing building retrofit projects.

This Danish Royal visit has provided great opportunities to network, foster closer relationships with the industry and forging deeper discussions to meet the growing megatrends of urbanization and climate change in South Korea for the industry to stay relevant, save energy and be sustainable for the future.