Husum trade fairs set international standards
Husum Exhibition’s boss Hanno Fecke was happily surprised when he visited CWEE 2009, the Chinese wind energy trade fair in Shanghai, last week. Shanghai may have been missing the major international manufacturers, whose presence en masse makes the Husum wind fairs so special, but when it came to the details of the congress and the general organisation, Husum’s mark was also clearly visible in Shanghai.World’s biggest small wind turbine show in Husum next March
Husum Exhibition’s boss Hanno Fecke was happily surprised when he visited CWEE 2009, the Chinese wind energy trade fair in Shanghai, last week. Shanghai may have been missing the major international manufacturers, whose presence en masse makes the Husum wind fairs so special, but when it came to the details of the congress and the general organisation, Husum’s mark was also clearly visible in Shanghai.
“Yes, we have used Husum as a role model, and we hope that this will one day make us as successful as our German colleagues”, confirmed Qi Hesheng, president of the Chinese Wind Energy Association.
The Chinese market is also developing incredibly fast in the area of renewable energy. With over 12,150 MW installed capacity, China has now reached 4th place in the world wind market, whereby domestic turbine manufacturers have over 75 percent of the market.
As well as agreeing to help each other with the organisation of trade delegations, CWEE and Husum also agreed a co-operation regarding the annual New Energy trade fair in Husum.
Around 200 exhibitors were showing at the Shanghai wind fair, 30 of which were Chinese manufacturers of small wind turbines.
“We have spoken to many exhibitors, and a lot of these small wind turbine manufacturers want to exhibit at New Energy Husum in March 2010. Besides the domestic market, Chinese small wind turbine manufacturers see their target markets in Europe, especially Germany, and North America.” said Hanno Fecke, managing director of Messe Husum.
Particularly conspicuous in Shanghai was the large number of Chinese companies showing the latest hybrid systems, combining photovoltaics with small wind turbines.
“During a visit to a manufacturer we were shown several special applications where these hybrid systems can be installed independent of the public grid. The largest Chinese mobile phone provider uses these solar-wind units to ensure mobile network access in areas where there is otherwise no electricity supply. Remote controlled cameras are now used to monitor oil and gas pipelines, powered by this regenerative energy supply. This saves expensive helicopter monitoring flights. These hybrid units also secure the power supply for radar and earthquake monitoring stations and water pumping systems in remote areas, economically and carbon-free.” reports Gudrun Kromrey, programme coordinator for New Energy Husum.
During the Shanghai wind fair the Husum delegation also met up with the president of the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA), Dr. Anil Kane, and the presidents of the Chinese, Korean, Egyptian and Indian wind energy associations. These countries also signalled great interest in the world’s largest trade fair for small wind turbines during the next New Energy in Husum from 18th – 24th March 2010.
“We have received a great deal of endorsement and support for our concept of also hosting the leading international trade fair for small wind turbines in Husum, the wind capital of the world”, summed up Hanno Fecke.