BY MARTIN UHLENFELDT
HAMBURG BRINGS TOGETHER THE WIND ENERGY INDUSTRY After a successful start in 2014, Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH brings the International Wind Energy Sector together at the fair WindEnergy Hamburg. The fair will take place from September 27 to 30, just three weeks after the world’s largest maritime trade fair SMM has been held at the same halls. - However, not all exhibitors will be leaving the halls after SMM, says Bernd Aufderheide, CEO of Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH.
shipping. In addition, many offshore companies are stressed by the low oil price and are aiming to gain a foothold in the wind energy industry.
- 60 exhibitors have chosen to keep their stands, as they are participating in both fairs, says Bernd Aufderheide on the overlap between the two sectors.
1.200 EXHIBITORS 1.200 exhibitors have announced their arrival to the fair that includes nine exhibition halls with a total area of 65.000 square meters. This is significantly less than SMM but still the largest in the wind energy industry.
Offshore wind turbines, which accounts for the largest area of growth within the wind industry, cannot be installed without the use of ships. Therefore, there is a natural bridge between wind energy and
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- The fair is an important platform for the hundreds of companies working side by side to
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solve some of the most important challenges facing the world today - the struggle against climate change, reducing CO2 emissions and transforming the world’s energy production onto a sustainable direction, says Bernd Aufderheide. WindEnergy Hamburg is backed by the industry’s key players, several of whom are Danish or originally were - Siemens Wind Power, Vestas, Nordex, Enercon, Gameas, GE and Senvion. NATIONAL PAVILIONS Like the SMM, there will also be a number of national pavilions from Denmark, Turkey, China,