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.