WindEnergy Hamburg, the world’s leading expo for wind energy, will be held for the second time from 27 to 30 September 2016. Following the successful premiere in 2014, the Hamburg Fair site will again be the meeting point for decision makers in the energy business from all parts of the world. WindEnergy Hamburg covers the whole value chain of both the onshore and offshore wind industry, and is expanding this year, with an additional exhibition hall. Some 1,200 exhibitors are expected at WindEnergy Hamburg in September, presenting their innovations on some 65,000 square metres, in a total of nine exhibition halls. This global expo will be opened by its patron Sigmar Gabriel, Germany’s Minister of Economics. This year, for the first time, the WindEurope Conference will be held in parallel to WindEnergy Hamburg.
Global market, international presence
The major manufacturers involved in this industry globally are keen to present their products and services for the wind market to the international trade audience in Hamburg, and booked their stand space at an early date. They include key international players such as Enercon, Gamesa, GE, Nordex, Senvion, Siemens Wind Power, Vestas and others. A first-time exhibitor from Asia is Envision, a manufacturer currently working mainly in the Chinese market. A number of countries will also have their own national pavilions.
The whole value chain at one industry fair
Another strength of WindEnergy Hamburg is that all the components of the entire value chain are here at one industry fair. The list of exhibitors includes all the leading international turbine manufacturers, and equipment suppliers, service providers, project developers and energy companies, and specialist companies from all other areas of the wind industry. The trade visitors in 2016 will find focal areas in the exhibition halls for all the key thematic areas, such as drive systems, electronic components, safety, finance and insurance. There will be a great many exhibitors in the Smart Energy area in one of the halls, presenting subjects such as distribution, storage, and control of power production and load control. Numerous innovative exhibits, from special-purpose bolts to multi-ton gearbox systems, showing not only the impressive range of the value chain but also giving visitors “wind energy up close”.
Conference of WindEurope in parallel
The Conference of WindEurope will be held in parallel with WindEnergy Hamburg for the first time, at CCH (Congress Center Hamburg), which is located right next to the Hamburg Fair site. Simultaneous conduct of the two most important major international wind energy events makes Hamburg the global centre of the wind industry. Political, technical and scientific discussions will be held at international level, attended by leading representatives of the global wind industry with its innovative products and business opportunities. Information on the conference is shown at www.windeurope.org
WindEnergy Hamburg 2016 will again feature national pavilions presenting the wind companies of the respective countries – a total of 18 pavilions are currently registered. The largest country presentation, filling a whole exhibition hall, is from Denmark, with 90 exhibitors. The partner there is DWEA, the Danish Wind Export Association. Other pavilions are from European countries such as Belgium, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Turkey. And the Basque Country makes its presentation in its own pavilion with companies from the offshore sector. The wind energy markets in North and South America will be present with joint pavilions from Argentina, the United States and Canada. Asia is there too, with a national pavilion from China. Many more companies from these and other countries have stands in the nine exhibition halls of WindEnergy Hamburg, presenting their product innovations and services to international visitors and negotiating business agreements. They include exhibitors from Brazil, Bahrain, India, Japan, Korea (South Korea) and the United Arab Emirates. As well exhibitors from China are present at WindEnergy Hamburg in September, and turbine manufacturer Envision will in fact have the biggest individual stand.
India presence at WindEnergy
It is home to the leading companies in the sector and pools key competencies in both the onshore and offshore areas of business. With the European wind industry capital as its venue, WindEnergy Hamburg provides the perfect setting for companies to present themselves on a professional and international platform. India has grown her presence from one company to 3 . Companies like EPE Process Filters & Accumulators (already an exhibitor in 2014), PASL Wind Solutions and Kapil Enterprises will be showcasing the products and services at the show. There are also high powered delegations from various states of India that will visit the show.
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