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Gallery: EWEA Offshore 2015

DENMARK: The EWEA Offshore 2015 conference and exhibition took place at the Bella conference centre in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 10 to 12 March, and Windpower Monthly was there.

  • The EWEA Offshore 2015 event took place in Copenhagen between 10-12 March

    The EWEA Offshore 2015 event took place in Copenhagen between 10-12 March

  • The blade from a Vestas V90 3MW turbine greeted delegates

    The blade from a Vestas V90 3MW turbine greeted delegates

  • There was also a blade from LM Windpower

    There was also a blade from LM Windpower

  • Hundreds of exhibitors filled the Bella Conference Centre

    Hundreds of exhibitors filled the Bella Conference Centre

  • At the show, Siemens unveiled an upgraded version of its 6MW turbine

    At the show, Siemens unveiled an upgraded version of its 6MW turbine

  • The new model has an increased capacity of 7MW

    The new model has an increased capacity of 7MW

  • Unveiled at the show was the Gamesa-Areva offshore joint venture, named Adwen.

    Unveiled at the show was the Gamesa-Areva offshore joint venture, named Adwen.

  • Aerodyn displayed a model of its floating turbine platform

    Aerodyn displayed a model of its floating turbine platform

  • Vessel operator A2Sea showed off its fleet

    Vessel operator A2Sea showed off its fleet

  • Alstom gave a look inside its 6MW Haliade turbine

    Alstom gave a look inside its 6MW Haliade turbine

  • Force Technology demonstrated a vessel simulator

    Force Technology demonstrated a vessel simulator

  • MHI Vestas gave delegates a chance to see the view from the top of a turbine using oculus rift technology

    MHI Vestas gave delegates a chance to see the view from the top of a turbine using oculus rift technology

  • MHI Vestas also put on a James Bond-style show for selected guests

    MHI Vestas also put on a James Bond-style show for selected guests

  • The company's two CEO's, Jens Tommerup and Jin Kato, appeared to fly into Copenhagen Habour

    The company's two CEO's, Jens Tommerup and Jin Kato, appeared to fly into Copenhagen Habour

  • And apparently then

    And apparently then "jumped" from the helicopter into the water below

  • Moments later, the CEO's appeared at an event in Tuxedos carrying their red wet suits.

    Moments later, the CEO's appeared at an event in Tuxedos carrying their red wet suits.

  • Prysmian showcased its offering with examples of cabling used at wind projects.

    Prysmian showcased its offering with examples of cabling used at wind projects.

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One major announcement from the conference was the naming of Areva and Gamesa's offshore joint venture. Adwen will adopt Areva's M5000 5MW offshore turbine, now to be called AD 5-135 and Gamesa's G132-5MW turbine, now dubbed the AD 5-132. The JV will also continue to develop Areva's propsed 8MW turbine, with serial production expected in 2018.

Siemens revealed an upgrade of its 6MW offshore turbine. The 7MW is the same design as the 6MW turbine, and the manufacturer said the 7MW's components had already been produced. The turbine was about to be installed at a test centre in Denmark.

Speaking about the 7MW machine, Siemens Offshore CEO Michael Hannibal described it as "the same generator, we have just put in some other magnets". Changes were also made to the transformer.

The 7MW turbine is already being lined up to be installed at the second phase of Dong Energy's 660MW Walney Extension project in the Irish Sea. 

Elsewhere, another offshore joint venture, MHI Vestas, gave delegates the opportunity to "climb" a V164 8MW turbine. Attendees could see the view from the top of the turbine, using Oculus Rift technology.

There were over 8,000 visitors to the centre and 250 exhibitors, including Windpower Monthly's TV studio. 

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