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Hamburg to host 15th Offshore Wind conference

Hamburg Offshore Conference 2018 to focus on new technologies and international outlook

The 15th Hamburg Offshore Wind conference gets underway from April 10-11, 2018 under the theme “Offshore Wind of Tomorrow – Market Integration by Next Generation Technology”. Hosted by Renewable Energy Hamburg and DNV GL, many keynote speakers are expected at the conference in Hamburg’s Empire Riverside Hotel. Emphasis will be on European and German framework conditions for the offshore wind sector, new technologies, the role of the electricity market and international markets.

Offshore technology trends

The conference opens with a discussion under the theme “Times are changing! – The new role for offshore wind energy?” with Giles Dickson, CEO of Wind Europe, Prof. Kurt Rohrig, Fraunhofer IWES, Andreas Nauen, CEO of Offshore, Siemens Gamesa Renewables and Andreas Wagner, Managing Director, Foundation Offshore Wind Energy. Emphasis will also be on the latest energy policies and economic framework conditions for the offshore wind sector.

During a session called “Same, same but different…new technologies and their impact on offshore wind“, representatives of Statoil, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Senvion SE and DEME Group will highlight trends in the sector. Representatives of the Öko Institut and Vattenfall Europe will discuss developments on the energy market and the impact on the offshore wind sector.

View to U.S. market

Steve Saywer, Secretary General, GWEC will give a presentation entitled “A Global Perspective: the international market developments in offshore wind” while Liz Burdock, Executive Director, Business Network for Offshore Wind will outline developments in the United States. Achim Berge Olsen, CEO, wpd, will focus on Taiwan.

The conference will close with a visionary outlook towards 2025. Henrik Stiesdal, a wind power pioneer with 40 years of experience at Vestas, Bonus and Siemens Wind Power, Associate Professor at Danish Technical University (DTU), will give his views on possible medium-term developments in systems engineering. Winfried Breuer, CEO of TenneT, will highlight forward-looking concepts and plans for the offshore power grid in the North Sea.
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Agenda and registration on:
www.hamburgoffshorewind.com

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