KGS Holds 29th Korea Gas Safety Awards
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KGS Holds 29th Korea Gas Safety Awards
One hundred and one individuals and two organizations are honored with government prizes, 25 MOTIE minister’s awards and 65 KGS prizes

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Notables, including Vice Minister Park Il-joon of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and President Lim Hae-jong, participate at the 29th Korea Gas Safety Awards at the 63 Square in Yeouido, Seoul, on Sep. 21. (Photo: KGS)

The 29th Korea Gas Safety Awards took place at the grand ballroom of the 63 Square in Yeouido, Seoul, on Sep. 21. 

The Korea Gas Safety Awards ceremony is held every year to honor those who have contributed to the development of the Korean gas safety industry and to pledge people’s commitment of ensuring gas safety. 

The event was hosted by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) and organized by Korea Gas Safety Corp. (KGS).

During the awards ceremony, 101 individuals and two organizations were presented with government prizes, including the Order of Industrial Service Merit, Silver Tower, 25 MOTIE minister’s awards and 65 KGS prizes.

Among about 300 people on hand at the event were MOTIE Vice Minister Park Il-joon, Chairman Yoon Gwan-seok of the National Assembly Trade, Industry, Energy, SMEs and Startsup Committee, committee members, such as Rep. Kim Han-jeong and Rep. Lee In-sun, KGS Executive Vice President Jun Jong-sung, KOGAS Executive Vice President Lee Seung, and heads of related organizations, including Chairman Park Young-sook of Ansilyen. 

The coveted Order of Industrial Service Merit, Silver Tower went to Chairman & CEO Lee Kwang-ho of YOUNGDO in recognition of contributing to the growth of the gas industry by developing and spreading a variety of gas valves for the past 30 years, and the growth of the hydrogen mobility industry by developing and mass producing hydrogen fuel cell valves for the first time in Korea. 

The Industrial Service Medal was presented to Vice President Suh Seung-gwan of Hanwha Solution for expanding safety equipment of manufacturing facilities and introducing voluntary safety management systems, such as an advanced danger management system as well as to SK Eco Engineering Senior Executive Vice President Yoo Sung-shik for contributing to stabilizing energy supply infrastructure by constructing large-sized LNG terminal and hydrogen supply facilities in a safe fashion. 

KGS Hosts ‘2022 KGS-CHS Hydrogen Safety Webinar’ with CHS

Korea Gas Safety Corporation (KGS) and the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy hosted the “2022 KGS-CHS Hydrogen Safety Webinar” at KGS headquarters in Eumseong, Chungcheongbuk-do, on Nov. 2. 

The webinar was held under the theme, “The Status on the Implementation of Projects Related to Korea’s Liquefied Hydrogen.”

In June, KGS struck an MOU on international cooperation concerning the safety of hydrogen with the Center for Hydrogen Safety (CHS), a global organization leading the safe advancement of hydrogen as the next generation fuel. 

The webinar took place as the first event specified in the deal. About 180 Korean and foreign liquefied hydrogen experts from industry, academia and research circles, as well as government officials, participated in the webinar. 

The event successfully came to a close as participants actively shared knowledge and information on the foreign liquefied hydrogen safety management. 

CHS, an entity under the umbrella of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, is engaged in activities related to the safety and timely spread of hydrogen facilities and to accelerate the hydrogen economy around the world.

Research and administrative institutions related to hydrogen are members of CHS.

KGS released a plan to supply liquefied hydrogen in Korea and the status of the implementation during the webinar. 

Participants were given the opportunity to precisely grasp the Korean liquefied hydrogen market and safety standard trends. 

Harold Beeson, rich with educational experiences related to the development of safety manual related to hydrogen and safety of hydrogen at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), made a presentation on the general dangers of liquefied hydrogen and consideration matters. 

Thomas Witte, engineering manager with Air Products, the last speaker and an expert on the building of hydrogen charging stations and work related to hydrogen, lectured on safety management of liquefied hydrogen stations. 

KGS President Lim Hae-Jong said, "KGS is fulfilling its responsibilities as an institution responsible for the safety of hydrogen in accordance with the Hydrogen Act, and we’ll redouble efforts to promote international cooperation related to hydrogen by attracting hydrogen safety events, including the technology exchange seminar with the international hydrogen safety institution, to Korea.” 

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