17 October is the deadline for signing up for OWIB 2011, one of the most significant events in the offshore wind sector taking place 9 November in Esbjerg, Denmark.
Until now a record number of participants from Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Britain, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Austria and China have signed up for this annual speed dating event for players in the offshore wind industry, and the number of people who are going to take part is approaching 200.
10 representatives of wind farm developers and 15 turbine manufacturers will attend the event, and several foreign industry organizations such as the German Windenergie Agentur Bremerhaven and the British NOF Energy will be there as well along with a series of member companies.
The OWIB concept revolves around brief, informal meetings where people can present themselves to selected companies. This year the exhibition, which is part of the event, has been expanded significantly, which helps strengthen the OWIB’s position even more, says Morten Holmager, Offshore Center Danmark’s Manager of Renewables.
An area of 100 square metres will be a central part of the event and is reserved for companies and organizations that are going to showcase their products and services.
Until now companies such as World Courier, Danish Wind Design, Semco Maritime and Q-STAR Energy have signed up for a space at the exhibition. Also business associations such as Windenergie Agentur Bremerhaven and NOF Energy will be represented in the display area.