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10th Hamburg Offshore Wind Conference

Developments leading the offshore industry

(PresseBox) (Hamburg, ) The technical challenges, current achievements and future opportunities of offshore wind projects will be discussed and debated at the 10th Hamburg Offshore Wind Conference (HOW) on 7-8 February 2012. The conference, organised by GL Garrad Hassan, invites developers, turbine and foundation manufactures, engineering consultants, investors and operators of wind turbines to consider the market environment, current and future offshore wind projects, the financing of these projects, supply chain complexity, and research and development accomplishments.

What current investment and finance options are available on the market? What progress has been made in terms of offshore projects in deeper waters? How is the supply chain going to be organised for upcoming projects? - These questions will be considered at the conference.

Participants will gain insight into the progress of current and future German offshore projects. Project developers will speak about the challenges related to their projects and give an update on the status of their projects. Representatives from banks and investment firms will give their insight into the maturity of German offshore projects. Leading wind turbine suppliers will speak about the newest developments in offshore wind turbines. How the offshore wind supply chain is handling the increased demand for materials will be discussed at the event alongside the latest research and development plans from research institutes and universities.

The conference will be conducted in English.

For journalists participation is free of charge, please register by sending an e-mail to how@gl-group.com.

About GL Garrad Hassan

GL Garrad Hassan is one of the world's largest dedicated renewable energy consultancies and a recognised technical authority on the subject. It offers independent technical and engineering services, products, and training courses to the onshore and offshore wind, wave, tidal and solar sectors. Although the GL Garrad Hassan name is new, the company has a rich heritage. It is borne of the integration of specialist companies that, united, form the renewable energy consulting division of the GL Group. GL Garrad Hassan is a consulting company; it has no equity stake in any device or project. This rule of operation is central to its philosophy, something which sets it apart from many of its competitors. For further information, please visit www.gl-garradhassan.com

10th Hamburg Offshore Wind Conference
7-8 February 2012
Hotel Hafen Hamburg, "Elbkuppel" conference room,
Seewartenstraße 9, 20459 Hamburg/Germany

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