Offshore Energy is coming back to Amsterdam's RAI exhibition centre on 23rd and 24th of October

 27th Sep 2012

Offshore Energy 2012 lays claim to being the fastest growing oil and gas energy event in Europe and is coming back to Amsterdam’s RAI exhibition centre on 23 and 24 October. The 2012 edition will have 12,000 m3 of exhibition space and is preparing for some 400 exhibitors of over 6,500 offshore professionals of over 30 nationalities. An estimated 600 delegates are expected to attend the OE2012 conference, which runs alongside the Offshore Energy exhibition.

As Offshore wind activity has become more popular it has manifested itself into an industry in its own right and now is regarded the forerunner of renewable energy and now delivers an ever ascending share in global power generation. The organizers of Offshore Energy are going to make sure that the 2012 edition highlights wind energies’ expanding market and make it clear that this particular industry is now very much in the spotlight.  

‘Green Growth’ a recent report by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), explains that the wind energy industry is the leader for economic growth, contributing €32.43bn to the EU’s GDP in 2012. €8.8bn worth of products and services were exported by the European wind industry and the tax payments from companies in the wind energy sector amounted to € 238,154 jobs - an excellent result for everyone.

Offshore Energy 2012 will thus feature a clearly marked Offshore Wind Zone exclusive to offshore wind supply chain companies. Companies serving multiple offshore industries which wish to highlight their activities in Offshore Wind can participate in the offshore Wind Route, who will then wander through the entire exhibition floor and discuss Wind Energy to great lengths and draw their own conclusions to how important the industry really is to the future of our planet.

Being aware of the challenges of offshore grids and developments in wind and tidal energy is an important issue to face. That is why the two day conference programme will feature several sessions on strategies for successful offshore wind farm development to find the best way to tackle these issues and overcome them together as one united mind.

John Best, a confirmed speaker at this year’s event is head of sustainable energy at James Fisher and Sons plc. He will speak in the session on the “future offshore wind turbine foundation needs.” His company, Aluwind, who specialise in Aluminium solutions for wind energy has vast experience working for major wind farm developers and knows the ins and the outs of the wind industry.  

The near future of wind energy is at the behest of our decisions, as for the next generation of offshore wind farms will lie further out to sea, or more accurately ­ below the surface. New technology is needed to access waters between 60m and 100m deep. This depth is too great for turbines fixed to the seabed, but where wind speeds are consistently higher. It is hoped that by holding these events and conferences, new ideas and science will emerge so that developing new technology will be realised and made possible.

WP Group is proud to be a part of renewable energy and is always striving towards a more efficient, future-friendly way for retrieving and harbouring our planets energy

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Notes For Editors

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WP, located by Fawley Oil Refinery, has a 50-year heritage and is the supplier and support specialist of choice to thousands of businesses.

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