The Global Wind Summit underway in Hamburg’s fairgrounds from September 25-28, 2018. WindEnergy Hamburg features over 1,400 exhibitors from 40 countries and provides an ideal platform for stakeholders to identify new markets. The world’s leading trade fair for onshore and offshore wind energy is focusing on what can be achieved with the available technologies and those in future. This comes against the backdrop of the need to reduce the production costs of wind turbines, which has in turn led to enormous technological advances and bigger wind turbines and rotors. WindEurope’s global conference will also be held parallel in Hamburg’s fairgrounds.
Market specific products
The increasing trend towards large quantities is essential for reducing costs and ensures that supply chains are well used. Another increasingly popular strategy of the wind energy industry is modular platforms with flexible performance and/or different rotor diameters and hub heights for onshore turbines to meet the requirements of specific markets and geographical conditions. The relocation of production to target markets is another key issue for the wind energy industry.
Expertise at the WindEurope Conference
WindEurope’s onshore and offshore conference is also globally orientated. Special workshops and keynotes address challenges in new wind markets. Topics on the agenda at workshops and lectures include: “Designing auctions: What we have learned and where we should go” or “Risk mitigation in a merchant world” and “Under pressure? The impacts of levelized cost of electricity reductions on the supply chain”.