Twenty-three exhibitors managed to fill the space available, but representation by wind turbine manufacturers was down to an all-time low of just six. This no doubt reflects the diminishing number of players in the light of NEG Micon's recent crop of takeovers. Nonetheless, the decision of some other manufacturers to stay away is perhaps surprising, given that the British market for wind turbines is due for another boost with the imminent announcement of contracts under the next round of NFFO support. Also absent from the exhibition were larger items of plant such as nacelles or blades. Two newcomers, Fugro and Seacore -- both offering offshore wind farm services -- made a timely first appearance.