Dutch Wind Energy Experts to Attend AWEA WINDPOWER 2012 Conference
(Washington, D.C.) — Dutch wind energy experts will join 12,000 other professionals at annual wind energy conference.
(Washington, D.C.) — Wind energy experts and manufacturers from the Netherlands will join the nearly 12,000 industry professionals at the American Wind Energy Association’s 5th annual wind energy conference, WINDPOWER 2012, in Atlanta, June 3-6. The Netherlands has a long history in wind energy. Leading wind energy research institutes like Imares, ECN, TNO and WMC are world renown for their technology and innovative power. The Dutch wind energy supply chain industry is exporting to all top 10 wind turbine manufacturers in the world. Dutch companies such as TNO, Imares, We4Ce, Pontis Engineering, Knowledge Centre WMC, Mecal WTD, VDL Klima, KEMA, Twenco and Holland Home of Wind Energy will showcase the latest developments in wind energy such as the design of rotor blades, engineering and composite materials in booth #4433, Exhibit Hall B.
On June 6 at 1 p.m. in room B201 of the Georgia World Congress Center, Dutch experts from TNO, Imares, We4Ce, Pontis Engineering and KEMA will discuss the latest research in wind energy in the areas of aerodynamics, offshore operation & maintenance, blade design, grid connection and construction & testing. The Dutch will detail how they continue to innovate in this field and how they can be a strategic partner to support the growing wind energy industry developments in the United States.
Members of the media are invited to attend this session but they must be credentialed by AWEA. For more information on credentials, click here.
The Dutch are noted for working in all specialities of wind energy. The Netherlands is home to two large offshore wind parks that produce enough energy to power 225,000 Dutch households. And the Dutch government has set a target for the development of 6,000 MW of wind power in the Dutch part of the North Sea by 2020. On this side of the Atlantic, a 30 megawatt wind farm in Aruba uses trade winds to meet 18% of the island’s energy demand. While in the U.S., a Dutch company working with the Commonwealth of Virginia received approval to build a facility to test and certify large offshore and land-based wind turbines on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.