No problems for Houston
AWEA WINDPOWER 2019 is on its way to the energy capital of the world, Houston, Texas. In May, this annual conference for the wind industry will bring together the biggest companies and the most advanced technology, and will show why the wind industry is so exciting and continues to develop.
Strong easterly wind
While offshore wind remains mostly a European affair, this picture is beginning to change, with ambitious installations planed across Asia. Abi Millar speaks to Feng Zhao, a Copenhagen-based senior director at FTI Consulting, about what is to come.
Shock to the system
As the wind energy sector grows, so does the number of workplace accidents. Safety is a pressing issue, and the keys to managing a hazardous work environment are communication and education. Jim Banks speaks to safety expert Robert Milligan, of Pattern Energy Group, about how the industry is stepping up to the mark.
The global wind turbine foundations market registered a value of $5.7 billion in 2017. This is expected to reach $7.2 billion in 2022, according to GlobalData – $3.05 billion in the onshore market and $4.16 billion in the offshore market. World Wind Technology takes a look at those figures, and which countries are behind the growth.
Turn to Taiwan
Carmine Frisk talks to Markus Wild, the managing director of EnBW Asia-Pacific, about the company’s new ventures in Taiwan, and why the country is a fast-emerging player in the offshore wind market.