"After the cancellation of the virtual part of the WindEnergy Hamburg Digital fair at short notice, we made the best of the situation together with our member companies and partners," said Jens Assheuer, Chairman of the Board of WAB e.V., who himself contributed an analysis of the German offshore wind market. "As the German offshore market will lie idle next year, we will also provide special support for the internationalisation of the offshore wind supply chain," he added.
"We would like to thank our innovative member companies, our WAB board representatives and the WAB cooperation partners for putting together a varied programme with us," said WAB Managing Director Heike Winkler.
Next year, WAB will be represented by its members - COVID dependent - at the WindEurope fair in Copenhagen in April and at HUSUM Wind in September. In between, the next WINDFORCE Conference is planned for the end of June.
"In the election year, we will use every stage to convince politicians of the need for additional short-term offshore wind construction activities after the planned halt to expansion," said Winkler. Enough reasons as well as possibilities for a rapid offshore wind expansion in the North and Baltic Sea are obvious. "The supply chain needs this impulse now. The German government will need the additional offshore wind capacity to achieve its climate targets for 2030 and for the energy needed to produce ‘green’ hydrogen”, she added.
WAB presented itself this week together with its member companies 8.2 Consulting and Monitoring, FICHTNER, sensorise and Trident Archaeology with an accompanying programme to WindEnergy Hamburg Ditigal, which also included WABinare of WAB e.V. board members Jens Assheuer (WindMW), Tim Meyerjürgens (TenneT) and Markus Lesser (PNE AG) as well as WAB cooperation partner DeepWind Cluster, Department for International Trade, ForWind and RDRWind e.V.: www.wab.net/aktuelles/news/detailseite/unser-programm-zur-windenergy-hamburg-digital-2020/
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