The second edition of the leading global expo, WindEnergy Hamburg, will be held from September 27-30 after its successful debut in 2014. The Hamburg fairgrounds will again host decision-makers in the global energy business. WindEnergy Hamburg covers the whole value chain of both the onshore and offshore wind industry and will have an extra exhibition hall this year. Speaking at a press conference Thursday (June 2) Bernd Aufderheide, President and CEO of Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH, said: “WindEnergy Hamburg gives the industry the ideal platform to prepare international business and close specific deals,”
Around 1,200 exhibitors are expected at WindEnergy Hamburg to present their innovations on approximately 65,000 square metres in nine exhibition halls. The number of exhibitors is already level with 2014 and likely to rise. The fair is being held after the leading international maritime trade fair, SMM, from September 8-9. Staging these two key events is likely to prove mutually beneficial. At least 100 exhibitors will attend both fairs. The fair is being held under the patronage of the Minister for Economic Affairs Sigmar Gabriel who will also open the event. The WindEurope conference is being held parallel to WindEnergy Hamburg for the first time in 2016.
WindEnergy focuses entirely on the wind industry, and reflects the sector’s enormous, innovative power and dynamism in contemporary and future markets. Aufderheide noted: “This is the showcase for hundreds of companies which are fully engaged in finding solutions for the great challenges of our times – combating climate change, reducing carbon emissions, and transforming our energy markets in an economically viable way.”
Key players like Enercon, Gamesa, GE, Nordex, Senvion, Siemens Wind Power and Vestas have already announced their attendance. New exhibitors from Asia include Envision which has so far been operating mainly on the Chinese market. Denmark, Turkey, China, Argentina, U.S.A and Canada will all have national pavilions at the fair.
Entire value chain
Leading international turbine manufacturers, equipment suppliers, service providers, project developers and energy companies will present the entire value chain. Visitors will find focal areas on key themes such as drive systems, electronic components, safety, finance and insurance in the exhibition halls. And numerous exhibitors in the Smart Energy area will present issues like distribution, storage, control of power production and load control in one hall.
Onshore and offshore offers
The challenges of both onshore and offshore will be covered at the fair and in accordance with market activities. Exhibitors with emphasis on offshore wind turbines, planning, installing and operating offshore wind farms and the required logistics are grouped in three exhibition halls.