No. 1 in Asia, No. 2 in the World: OFFSHORE WIND CHINA 2012

SHANGHAI, January 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- OFFSHORE WIND CHINA Conference & Exhibition 2012 is to be held again in Shanghai during May 30-June 1 in Shanghai New International Expo Center and Shangri-La's Kerry Hotel Pudong. After three years' of successful editions, it has become the No. 1 in Asia and No. 2 in the world for wind power trade events focusing on offshore.

With international key players' active participation, the event has made a new record in terms of scale. For 2012, three major industry challenges consist of its 3 highlights: Offshore wind turbine techniques, Installation & Safety, Operation & Maintenance. From the above three perspectives, insiders will make intensive analysis of development trends for the wind power industry, and seek the best solutions for current challenges so as to establish an ideal communication platform for the sound development of offshore wind.

With the Chinese government greatly pushing forward the offshore wind industry, costal regions like Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Shandong, and Fujian have put forward their development planning for offshore wind. By now, there have been 24 offshore wind projects in planning, stretching across China's coastline from north to south, with total installed capacity hitting 25,000 MW. China's target on offshore wind is to reach 5,000 MW installed capacity by 2015, shaping a whole series of technology line and a complete industry supply chain. After 2015, China will step into the scale-up growth phase in order to reach the international advanced technology level and occupy a stable global market share. By 2020, China's offshore wind installed capacity will realize 30,000 MW. In 2020, China is expected to become the largest offshore wind market in the world.

OFFSHORE WIND CHINA 2012 is jointly organized by Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association, Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Committee and Shanghai International Exhibition Co., Ltd. In addition, Vestas and Sinovel, two giant industry-leaders, act as its co-organizers. In addition, it gains special support from China Machinery Industry Federation, which has added new energy into the event. Within China, it has continuously won national-wide government backing from Shanghai Municipal Development and Reform Commission, Shanghai Municipal Economic and Informatization Commission, Science & Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality, Jiangsu Energy Administration, Zhejiang Energy Administration, and Shandong Development and Reform Commission. As a world-wide trade event, OFFSHORE WIND CHINA has attracted active participation from Danish Wind Energy Group China, Innovation Norway, Holland Home of Wind Energy, German Industry & Commerce, etc.

The exhibition will cover an area of 25,000 sq.m., which is twice as large as the last edition. By now, the confirmed exhibitors include Sinovel, Vestas, Goldwind, Guodian United Power, Siemens, Shanghai Electrics, HE-GE, DEC, XEMC, Guangdong Mingyang, CSIC, CSR, Windey, Shandong Changxing, etc. There are 5 national pavilions from Denmark, Norway, Germany, Holland and the UK to bring together first-class component suppliers.

As an important part of the event, the conference will invite 108 speakers from the National Energy Administration, provincial Development and Reform Commissions, farm developers, R&D institutes, consultancy companies, leading manufacturers, etc. All these insiders will have discussions and communications on wind turbine manufacturing, engineering design, installation and construction, operation and maintenance. All in all, the conference is aimed to push forward the development of offshore wind, promote the technology updates, cultivate the engineering capacity throughout the whole supply chain, and improve the integrated competition for offshore wind. Around 800 conference delegates are anticipated to attend the conference with the overseas percentage over 40%.

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Fei Jiayi
Shanghai International Exhibition Co., Ltd.
Tel: +86-21-6279-2828 x246
Fax: +86-21-6545-5124

Source: Shanghai International Exhibition Co., Ltd.