Wind networking in Germany
WAB is the leading business network for the wind industry in Germany’s northwest region and the nationwide contact partner for politics, media and industry for offshore wind power in the country. Projects such as “Inn2POWER” clearly show that WAB is also active in Europe, on behalf of its 350 members, in the wind energy sector.
“We have a very heterogeneous membership structure. It covers every aspect of the wind industry, ranging from very small start-up businesses to research institutes and major energy suppliers,” said Andreas Wellbrock, managing director of WAB.
WAB’s members are involved in project development, financing, insurance, manufacturing – foundation structures, towers, nacelles and rotor blades – logistics and installation, grid connection, service and operation as well as dismantling and repowering. WAB therefore is always able make up-to-date and first-hand information available to its members on current issues.
A recent example of this is the network’s interest in wind-to-gas technology, the exploration of opportunities for its development and research on its market potential for the wind industry.
The 5th WINDFORCE Baltic Sea conference was held in February this year in Tallinn, Estonia and proved a resounding success. “WAB is also present where exciting new markets are emerging. At its annual three-day WINDFORCE conference, held this year for the thirteenth time, WAB will host a specialist conference that has long held its own at the international level. Up-to-date and high-calibre contributions from member businesses have always attracted representatives of industry from across Europe to our event in the northwest region,” confirms Andreas Wellbrock.