Asia’s First Professional Offshore Wind Power Market Event

The Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA), Global Wind Energy Council and Shanghai International Exhibition Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of the Shanghai branch of the China International Trade Promotion Committee, once again join forces to build Asia’s first professional platform focused on the offshore wind power market — the "Offshore wind China 2010" — which will be held from June 7-9, 2010 in Shanghai.

This event will provide opportunities for enterprises to meet, communicate and exhibit in respect to the design, installation and operation of offshore wind power projects, as well as the R&D and support of offshore wind turbines, with the aim to promote the healthy development of China’s offshore wind power market and wind power industry chain.

This exhibition has received strong support from the National Energy Board, Shanghai Municipal Development and Reform Commission, Shanghai Municipal Economic and Information Committee, and the provincial development and reform commissions of Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Shandong and Guangdong.

Secretary-General of CREIA, Li Junfeng, said: "While still in its preliminary stage, we, the organizers, are convinced that this event is a great forward-looking platform which offers a very good momentum of development."

Chairman of the Global Wind Energy Council, Arthouros Zervos, said: "With the abolishing of the requirement that at least 70 percent of wind turbine equipment needs to be produced in China, foreign wind power technologies, which are more advanced, will march into China, so competition will become more intense. In view of this, this event can create an international exchange and cooperation platform. "

This exhibition has received strong support and a high degree of recognition from numerous leading enterprises in the industry. As of the end of January, leading enterprises that are engaged in offshore wind power both at home and abroad, such as Vestas, Sinovel Wind, Siemens and Guodian United Power, have confirmed their appearance at this exhibition.
When the time comes, they will hold press conferences, organize receptions for key customers, as well as generously and comprehensively show their latest technologies and products at the exhibition site. Recently, the organizers have learned that Vestas’s senior leadership will personally lead a delegation to participate in this event, while Sinovel Wind’s Chairman, Han Junliang, has also given it high priority and will be organizing many different kinds of events in conjunction with the exhibition.

At the same time, complete machine manufacturers will also jointly build an offshore wind power industry chain with their original equipment suppliers. Locations of major wind power industrial parks in China, such as Tianjin and Jiangsu, will be organizing groups of small- and medium-sized component enterprises to actively participate in this event.

Foreign regions having well-developed offshore wind power industries are also attaching great importance to this event — the governments of both Norway and Denmark have organized national pavilion; also, experts from nearly 10 countries, including the United Kingdom, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Japan and Spain, will address the Conference.