On 29 October 2014 the Offshore WIND Installation and Maintenance Conference (OWIM) in Amsterdam will be the place to be to meet the international offshore wind community. The fifth OWIM Conference addresses the multiple challenges associated with solid future industry growth.
This year’s conference theme - In search of solid foundations – hints at the cautiousness players in the wind industry take into account. Conference Manager Femke Perlot-Hoogeveen explains: “Across the globe, governments are changing their policies to accommodate the deployment of offshore wind energy projects.
According to the Global Wind Energy Council market growth over the next five years will be concentrated in Asia, Latin America, and Africa – regions from where ‘easy’ growth from rapidly increasing in demand will come. Experiences with on-again, off-again wind energy policy in various countries have made industry players cautious however.”