Fair organisers from Hamburg and Husum have formally sealed the split-up of Germany’s leading wind power fair into a global event in Hamburg and one catering exclusively for the German domestic market in Husum, signing a cooperation agreement.
competing fair locations last year had already reached a preliminary
agreement on the global-national divide, with preparations for both
WindEnergy Hamburg from 23 to 26 September 2014,
and for Husum Wind from 15-18 September 2015, both in full swing.
WindEnergy Hamburg expects more than 1,000 exhibitors from around the world on about 65,000 square metres of floorspace. Companies from the entire value chain will be present at the event in Germany’s second-biggest city and wind power capital.
already has already received registrations from exhibitors for its show in 2015 from companies such as GE,
Siemens, Vestas, Nordex and Senvion (ex-REpower).
Industry representatives were pleased with the agreement.
global orientation of the leading fair WindEnergy Hamburg we will secure
and expand further the international importance of Germany for the wind
industry in the long run,” says Thorsten
Herdan, general manager of engineering group VDMA Power Systems.
concept of Husum Wind that is directed specifically at the demands of
the German-speaking market continues the tradition and gives very
important impulses for the challenges of the German wind
has traditionally been one of the world’s largest and most stable
markets for wind power, adding another 3GW of new capacity last year,
bringing the country’s accumulated capacity to 33.7GW.
and Husum, a nearby city on Germany’s North Sea coast, in April 2013 had
announced that they will host a major international and German-focused
wind power event in alternate years, ending
a bitter dispute between the two cities over which has the best
credentials to hold the German fair, which is one of the highlights of
the global wind calendar.
had been advanced for both Hamburg, which is much easier to get to and
where several large wind energy companies have their headquarters, or
relatively remote Husum, which has held the
30,000-visitor event since 1989.