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Publisher's Note November December 2019

Floris Siteur Publisher Windtech International 2019WindEurope Offshore 2019: Our energy, our future
Around 9,000 wind industry professionals will come together in Copenhagen this November for WindEurope’s biennial offshore conference and exhibition. During the conference, 250 speakers will discuss the latest insights and trends. The exhibition hosts over 400 exhibitors who will show their products and services.

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Publisher's Note October 2019

Floris Siteur Publisher Windtech International 2019German market faces difficult times and competition for offshore wind OEMs becomes fiercer
Husum Wind 2019 was organised from 10 to 13 September 2019. Trade visitors used the four days of the fair to find out about technical innovations and products from around 600 exhibitors from 25 countries. Like the previous edition, the focus of the fair was on the German-speaking core market and despite the current market situation in Germany the visitor numbers were stable compared with 2017 with up to 18,000 trade visitors visiting this year’s show.

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Publisher's Note August September 2019

Floris Siteur Publisher Windtech International 2019Husum Wind 2019
Once again the European wind industry will gather in Husum, Germany, from 10 to 13 September for HUSUM Wind 2019. HUSUM Wind is a platform for presenting new technology and focuses on the variety and innovative power of the German market and surrounding regions. Trade visitors to HUSUM Wind 2019 can look forward to an interesting conference and lecture programme as well as specialist seminars, workshops and matchmaking formats.

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Publisher's Note June July 2019

Floris Siteur Publisher Windtech International 2019Is the US wind industry ready for the end of the PTC era?
 
For many years the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has organised the Windpower conference and exhibition. This year the event was organised in Houston, Texas. During the global credit crunch, and the years after, the show faced a couple of rough years with a decreasing number of exhibitors and (especially) visitors. According to AWEA, this year’s show grew by 10% making it the largest show in five years. And indeed the show felt more lively and busy. Although it still is not back at the level it was at before the financial crisis hit the wind industry.

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Publisher's Note April May 2019

Floris Siteur Publisher Windtech International 2019300GW of new capacity to be added in the next five years
 
Every other year WindEurope organises a combined conference and exhibition in a European city. WindEurope 2019 was organised in Bilbao, Spain, from 2 to 4 April. The event attracted 8,500 participants and on the exhibition floor 300 companies showed their products and services. The conference was divided into 30 sessions in which 400 presenters held their talks. Participants of the event came from 80 different countries but almost half came from Spain. That so many people were from Spain is not a surprise because the Bilbao region is the home of some of the global players in the industry like Iberdrola, Siemens Gamesa and Ingeteam. The team from Windtech International attended all days of the event and found lots of interesting topics for future articles, so whether or not you were able to attend the event itself we will update you in future issues about the new technical developments.

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Publisher's Note March 2019

Floris Siteur Publisher Windtech International 2019Wind power capacity worldwide reaches 600GW in 2018
The annual on- and offshore WindEurope Conference & Exhibition will take place in Bilbao, Spain, from 2 to 4 April 2019. Prospects for wind in Spain are looking bright again compared with the situation in 2014, which was the last time the show was organised in Spain (Barcelona). The government has plans to build more than 4GW of onshore wind by 2020 and 2.5GW per year up to 2030. The government also has plans for floating offshore wind. The Spanish wind supply chain currently employs around 22,000 people, and many of these are in the Bilbao area in northern Spain, which makes this location a logical choice.

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Publisher's Note January February 2019

Windtech International celebrates 15 years of wind energy technology
 
Floris Siteur Publisher Windtech International 2019With this first issue of 2019, Windtech International enters its 15th year of publishing. With our publication we now reach wind energy professionals active in more than 108 countries and it is read by over 12,000 people in the industry. The very first issue was published in November 2004 and since then we have published 112 issues. In all these years, Windtech International has established itself as the worldwide magazine and website for the wind energy industry, with a clear focus on technology and covering topics from rotor blades to foundations and from hardware to software. Many times we have been one of the first publications, if not the first, to talk about new technology and applications, and a lot has changed in the past 15 years.

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