While most of the United States’ focus on renewables continues to be in the solar and onshore wind markets, Europe continues to invest heavily in offshore wind farms. Many of the new turbines being erected offshore are 5 to 6 MW and larger. These bigger turbine sizes become increasingly difficult to deal with onshore, as transporting ever larger components over and under roadways and bridges becomes a logistical nightmare.
WindEnergy Hamburg is launching this year from September 23-26, and it will be a big step forward as this leading international fair will be held for the first time in Germany’s second largest city. Past shows dealt with smaller venues, often making travel arrangements difficult. Such will not be the case in cosmopolitan Hamburg, considered the offshore wind capital. More than 1,000 exhibitors from all across the globe are expected, covering 65,000 square meters of exhibition space in the new convention center. And more than 150 hotels are located within 3 miles of the center.
“The main focus of the expo will be the energy transition in Germany as the leading technology location, and above all the key role of wind energy in its realization,” said Bernd Aufderheide, President and CEO Hamburg Messe and Congress. “This new leading event will be the industry showcase for current and future technology developments, showing how they contribute to innovative solutions for sustainable energy supply. That is of great interest in every country. And that makes WindEnergy Hamburg the forum this year for major growth stimulus for the industry worldwide.”
The event will focus on both current and emerging national markets. International interest is shown by the presence of global plant manufacturers including Alstom, Areva, Daewoo, Enercon, Gamesa, GE, Nordex, Senvion, Siemens, Vensys, and Vestas. Leading companies from each relevant market segment will be in attendance: Planners, manufacturers, equipment suppliers, financial service providers, operators, energy supply companies, and service providers. Alongside the key players, small and medium-sized enterprises from all parts of the value chain will also be exhibiting in Hamburg.
There will be more than 15 national pavilions, each of them bringing together wind energy companies from a specific country for shared activities to provide information on their product portfolio. They include presentations from European markets including the Netherlands and Turkey. From outside of Europe, there are presentations of the wind energy markets in Canada and the U.S., Argentina, Japan, Korea, Bangladesh, and China. In addition, there will be visitor delegations from countries such as Brazil, Japan and China, making use of the extensive information and international networking opportunities at the expo.
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