Industry defies difficult market at HUSUM Wind


At the recent HUSUM Wind 2019, trade visitors used the four days of the fair to find out about technical innovations and products from about 600 exhibitors from 25 countries. The focus of the fair was on the German-speaking core market.

“We are very satisfied with the number and quality of exhibitors and trade visitors,” said Arne Petersen, managing director of Husum & Congress. “Despite the current market situation, visitor numbers are surprisingly stable compared to 2017.”

In a difficult time, in which the industry is experiencing strong headwinds, exhibitors along the entire value chain have with their presence at HUSUM Wind demonstrated confidence in the core market.

“The industry has delivered; it is clearly turning around,” Petersen said.

“HUSUM Wind is still very attractive in its 30th year,” said Hermann Albers, president of the German Wind Energy Association. “With strong innovations from all areas of the value network, the companies have shown what potential there is in wind energy.”

HUSUM Wind mirrors the entire value chain of the onshore and offshore industry in the areas of plant construction, service, planning, financing and operation, plant components as well as raw materials. (Courtesy: HUSUM Wind)

Matthias Zelinger, managing director of VDMA Power Systems, said that, with a view to the future in the five exhibition halls, it had “become clear what wind power can contribute, far beyond the electricity system, to climate protection and sustainable energy supply.”

The potential for new products and business models was also reflected in the number of participants in the Young Innovative Businesses Forum this year. With 24 participating start-ups, the platform at HUSUM Wind was one of the top 10 JiV forums nationwide. HUSUM Wind also confirmed its reputation as a sales fair.

Companies reported business transactions directly from the fair as well as good contacts and discussions, especially on the second and third days of the fair. For example, on the first day, a contract was signed for four wind turbines, each with an output of 3.6 MW. By the time the gates of the trade fair closed, it was expected that up to 18,000 trade visitors would have visited HUSUM Wind.

The next HUSUM Wind will be September 14-17, 2021, when the special themes of this year’s fair, hydrogen, digitalization, and repowering, will be sharpened even further.

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