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Publisher's Note March April 2020

Floris Siteur Publisher Windtech International 2020COVID-19 and its impact on the wind energy industry
At the moment, the world is experiencing a health and economic crisis due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). With many countries implementing measures such as travel bans and partial lockdowns to contain COVID-19 it is likely that our industry will be affected as well. The question is to what extent. I guess nobody knows the answer right now but the situation might affect supply chains and cause a shortage of personnel, lack of finance and a global downturn of the economy in general.

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Publisher's Note January February 2020

Floris Siteur Publisher Windtech International 2020Launch of photo contest and new guest writer
 
Windtech International, sponsored by the manufacturer of obstruction lights Technostrobe, is launching a photo contest, Turbine Shots. Every week in our email newsletter (to sign up free of charge go to www.windtech-international.com/nl) and on our website we want to show you that wind energy is more than just a technology. It captures the imagination, inspires, fascinates and captivates.
 
We therefore invite you all to email us your stunning pictures of wind turbines inspired by ‘light’ (in the broadest sense of the word). After 52 submissions we will announce the winner of the best picture of the year!
 
Shine your ‘light’ on wind turbines!
 
Email your picture (336 × 280 pixels) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please include the turbine model, location and name of the photographer. Also make sure that you have permission for us to show your picture to the global wind energy community.

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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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