The two-day offshore wind show at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre closed yesterday with a record attendance of around 900 people.
Joint organisers Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Renewables (SR) said the increase in participants was an indicator of the growing size and strength of the industry. SR senior policy manager Lindsay Leask said: “This is the largest offshore wind conference in Scotland and has been a fantastic opportunity to share ideas and expertise as well as hear from leading figures and major decision makers such as First Minister Alex Salmond.”
The second day ended with sessions looking at new technologies, overseas opportunities and the environmental impact of offshore windfarms. Firms, including EDP Renewables, Global Energy, Mainstream Renewable Power, Areva and FoundOcean presented forward plans and discussed procurement issues with potential suppliers. The show is expected to take place next year at the same venue.