Wind Energy Hamburg

The Global on & offshore expo. 25-28 Sept.

The Global Wind Summit in Hamburg is the biggest and most important meeting of the wind industry worldwide and Irizar Forge will be exhibiting there, at Wind Energy Hamburg Expo, where wind energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters.
Booth is located in Hall B2 -  Stand 314.4 and will be attended by Irizar Forge's Managing Director Maria L. Irizar, in order to receive all partners and network together.

Offshore wind power refers to the construction of wind farms in bodies of water to generate electricity from wind. Better wind speeds are available offshore compared to on land, so offshore wind power’s contribution in terms of electricity supplied is higher, and NIMBY opposition to construction is usually much weaker.

Projections for 2020 calculate a wind farm capacity of 40 GW in European waters, which would provide 4% of the European Union's demand of electricity.

The advantage is that the wind is much stronger off the coasts, and unlike wind over the continent, offshore breezes can be strong in the afternoon, matching the time when people are using the most electricity.

One of most challenging factor related to Offshore wind farms is transportation and installation which is being done with jack-up vessels, wind turbine installation vessels and crane barges. Main critical aspects are offshore environment, time performance and crane operations requested.
The turbine pieces which can weigh up to 400t. must be lifted and assembled at certain heights ranging from 70 to 100 meters in general, so Heavy Lifting Solutions are being required.

Irizar Forge is a high reliable partner within this Industry by suggesting solutions in terms of heavy lifting including crane components for lifting & rigging (subsea or dry cranes), mooring accessories & connectors for LTM & STM lines floating solutions, Offshore Hooks, Swivel Hooks, Sheaves & HookBlocks, all them fully DNV, Lloyds & ABS certified.


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