WindEnergy Hamburg – The leading international wind energy expo expects more than 1,200 exhibitors

From 27 to 30 September 2016 at the Hamburg Fair site

WindEnergy Hamburg, the leading international wind industry expo, 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, WindEnergy Hamburg is teaming up with EWEA, the European Wind Energy Association, which is holding its Annual Conference in parallel.

“WindEnergy Hamburg gives the industry the ideal platform to prepare international business and close specific deals,” says Bernd Aufderheide, President and CEO Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH. “A key aspect for the companies is showcasing their latest developments, products and services, and presenting new business models – at the location of Germany as the technology leader. This is also a chance to gain useful leads in new areas of industry, and to set the course for further development of the wind industry itself,” added Aufderheide. WindEnergy is entirely dedicated to the wind industry, and reflects the tremendous innovative power and dynamism of this sector, in both current and future key markets. “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.”

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, e.g. Denmark, Turkey, China, Argentina, the US and Canada, to mention just a few.

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”.

Products for onshore and offshore

Like power generating on shore, the use of energy generated at sea sets special challenges for the industry. Both of these areas are covered by WindEnergy Hamburg, in keeping with the activities in the market. Exhibitors that focus on offshore wind turbines and the planning, installation and operation of offshore wind farms and the logistics needed for that are basically grouped in three exhibition halls now. Players such as Adwen and MHI Vestas Offshore Wind are presenting themselves in Hamburg, as are specialists from certain countries, e.g. the Belgian Offshore Cluster. A whole series of exhibitors from the maritime industries are once again taking this opportunity to fly the flag at two leading industry shows by Hamburg Messe, that is SMM, the leading international maritime industry fair (6 to 9 September 2016), and WindEnergy Hamburg. “Many companies in the maritime industry are taking this opportunity to attract new clients and thus promising future business in the wind industry,” says Aufderheide. “We provide two outstanding platforms for that.”