Korean Register Breaks Ground in Busan

Thursday, March 18, 2010

At a ceremony in Busan, Korea on 12 March, the chairman and CEO of the Korean Register – an IACS member classification society – together with over 300 VIP guests, formally broke the ground to start construction of KR’s new head office.

As part of its continuing international development plans, the Korean Register is expanding its core headquarters staff and has outgrown its current headquarters in Daejeon, central Korea. The new headquarters will be a 20 storey state-of-the-art building on a 7.5 acre site in Busan with the capacity to house 1000 staff. The move to Busan also brings KR to the doorstep of the world’s leading shipbuilding market.

Before planting his spade in the ground, KR chairman and CEO, Mr Oh Kong-gyun said to the assembled maritime and government representatives:
“The Korean Register is growing rapidly. Our classed fleet is almost 40 million gt and we have successfully expanded into other, related activities such as renewable energy and the survey of naval vessels. We plan to continue with this expansion and our current headquarters building at Daejeon is simply not big enough to accommodate us. The move to Busan, the maritime hub of northeast Asia, will also take us closer to our core Korean shipping and shipbuilding customers.”

The new headquarters building is expected to be completed in May 2012

(www.krs.co.kr)
 

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