Onshore industry demonstrates technological performability at Husum trade fair
The wind onshore market in Germany is developing dynamically. At HUSUM WIND, the industry demonstrates its performability to contribute to achieving the national targets. Onshore trends at the fair also include repowering, recycling and asset management.
HUSUM | 02 August 2023. According to the recently published semi-annual figures and wind power expansion report of the German Wind Energy Association (BWE) and the German Engineering Federa-tion (VDMA), the wind energy market is showing significant growth, particularly in onshore wind, with a gross addition of 1,565 MW of installed capacity. The upward trend is even more evident in the 3,175 MW of newly approved projects. At HUSUM WIND, the biennial trade fair for the wind industry, from 12 to 15 September, exhibitors from Germany and abroad will show what the industry can achieve to meet the target of 10 GW of onshore wind capacity per year from 2025.
In addition to new projects, the industry in Germany is relying on repowering to accelerate the energy transition and meet expansion targets. By 2025, around 8,000 turbines will no longer be subsidised. At HUSUM WIND, companies will present the entire range of second-life solutions for wind turbines, from repowering and recycling to marketing models such as PPAs and trading on the international used turbine market.
Bärbel Heidebroek, President of the German Wind Energy Association (BWE e.V.), said: “Wind energy will play a central role in Germany’s energy supply. The ambitious expansion targets underline this. If more land is available, approval processes are speeded up and transport issues are solved pragmatically, the targets are achievable. We are delighted that Federal Minister Robert Habeck is opening Husum Wind.
Dennis Rendschmidt, Managing Director of VDMA Power Systems, points out: “The growth of the wind energy sector is encouraging. The exhibition is an important forum for exhibitors and trade visitors to benefit from these positive developments in the German market and to showcase the technological capabilities of manufacturers and suppliers. The industry is ready to implement the transformation of the energy system – it is important that the political and regulatory framework is in place.
The positive market dynamics are also increasing competition on the job market and thus the shortage of skilled workers. The WINDCareer job fair on 15 September is a special HUSUM WIND platform for recruitment and career issues. Companies will be able to present their job offers and make direct contact with potential applicants.