Germany: WINDFORCE 2013 Features a Boat Show for the First Time

WINDFORCE 2013 Features a Boat Show for the First Time

The ninth WINDFORCE 2013 offshore conference will be held from 4 to 6 June in Bremerhaven. During the three days of the conference, participants can choose from 60 presentations, listen to a high-level panel discussion, enjoy the Maritime Wind Dinner, visit a boat show, and still have plenty of time for professional exchanges and networking.

The organisers are also offering the opportunity to join an all-day boat excursion to German offshore wind farms in the North Sea on 7 June 2013.

The Offshore Wind Messe und Veranstaltungs GmbH, together with the Wind Energy Agency WAB, the organisers of WINDFORCE, are expecting more than 800 international participants to come to Bremerhaven. “Our experience in recent years has shown that WINDFORCE is the place where the offshore wind sector meets in Germany. The event offers an ideal platform for stakeholders to network with each other, whether at the national or international level”, said Jens Eckhoff, managing director of Offshore Wind Messe und Veranstaltungs GmbH.

WINDFORCE 2013 features a boat show for the first time

This year WINDFORCE is boasting a premiere – the WORKBOATS in WATER exhibition. Service vessels essential to the offshore wind industry will be docked at the Weserkaje quay near the conference venue. Among them are research, work and supply ships, port and ocean-going tugs, and barges. Participants can visit the ships during the days of the conference. Some vessels will motor out on short tours, and their owners are inviting participants to come on board as passengers and experience their ships live and close up.


Press Release, February 25, 2013; Image: windforce