Offshore Wind China 2013, Largest Event of Its Kind in Asia, Kicks Off on 19 June in Shanghai

 Offshore Wind China 2013, Largest Event of Its Kind in Asia, Kicks Off on 19
                               June in Shanghai

Three-Day Event Promotes Recovery of Wind Power Industry in China

PR Newswire

SHANGHAI, June 12, 2013

SHANGHAI, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The number of firms in China exiting
or reducing their exposure to the wind power sector is expected to
significantly level off, as new policies supporting renewable energy being
developed at the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC)
and the National People's Congress (NPC) come on line. At the end of last
year, China Longyuan Power Group's 150MW demonstration offshore wind power
farm in Rudong county, Jiangsu province was completed and put into operation,
evidencing the gradual recovery of China's wind power sector and the entry
into an era of large-scale development for its offshore component.


Thirty-four wind generators with a total capacity of 100MW in the first phase
of the East Sea Bridge Offshore Wind Power Farm in Shanghai have been
connected to the grid, and the second phase with a total installed capacity of
116.6MW is expected to start in the second half of 2013. The 102MW Phase-I
offshore wind power project in Lingang area of Shanghai, China, Three Gorges
Corporation's 200MW offshore wind power project in Xiangshui county, Jiangsu
province and Shandong Luneng Group's 200MW offshore wind power project in
Dongtai, Jiangsu province are all expected to be put into operation in early
2014. Meanwhile, several coastal provinces and cities among them Fujian,
Guangxi and Hainan provinces as well as the city of Dalian have preliminarily
given the green light to projects calling for the development of 43GW in
potential offshore wind power resources, while preliminary work for 38 of the
projects with a total capacity of 16.5GW has already been started. According
to China's wind power development plan for the 12th Five-Year period spanning
2011-2015, the country's offshore wind power industry expects to have an
overall installed capacity of 5 GW by 2015 and 30 GW by 2020.

Offshore Wind China 2013, the largest event of its kind in Asia and the second
largest in the world, will be held at the Shanghai New International Expo
Center and Kerry Hotel Pudong Shanghai from 19 to 21 June 2013, as part of
this important period of transition as China's offshore wind power industry
evolves from demonstration projects to large-scale development. The event is
jointly organized by the Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association, the
Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Committee, the China National Renewable
Energy Centre and Shanghai Intermational Exhibition Co., Ltd.

The theme of Offshore Wind China 2013 is "Promote Recovery of Wind Power
Industry, Power Beautiful China." The National Energy Administration will
attend the exhibition together with the development and reform commissions of
every coastal region. All major wind power developers in China will appear at
the event. In addition, global major offshore wind power manufacturers will
present new highlights, including Sinovel's diversification strategy, new
strategic directions for Shanghai Electric and Siemens following the
establishment of their joint venture, Vestas' new moves in offshore wind,
Goldwind's new initiatives in the sector, the 20th anniversary for Ming Yang
Wind Power's launch of a 6MW offshore wind engine, Gamesa's new plans for
establishment of a 5MW offshore wind engine in China as well as Suzlon's news
plans for its activities in the Chinese market. Governments of many countries
which perform well in offshore wind power sector, including the UK, Denmark,
Germany and the Netherlands, are coming to Shanghai with delegations made up
of industry experts, academics and company executives, to discuss the
direction of development across the sector. Topics on the agenda for the event
will cover policies and market, technological innovations, operation and
maintenance, case analysis as well as investment and financing. The event is
expected to attract 500 participants, of which more than 30 per cent are from
abroad. Nearly 100 guests from both within and outside of China are scheduled
to deliver speeches across a program divided into 14 events. Concurrently, the
organizer will launch Distributed Generation China 2013, an international wind
power sector gathering that integrates distributed power generation
technology, micro-grid system and energy storage equipment.

At this critical evolution phase for China's offshore wind power sector as it
transitions from demonstration project to full-scale development, the
organizer will host an event entitled "Trade Talks Among Makers of Complete
Turbine and Spare Parts." Complete turbine makers including Sinovel, Shanghai
Electric, Siemens, Harbin Electric & General Electric and Ming Yang Wind Power
will assign purchasing department heads to sit at the trade talks where they
will participate in a face to face discussion and exchange of ideas with spare
parts makers from around the world.

This professional platform for communication and cooperation of the
globaloffshore wind power industry carries high expectations for driving the
progress and development of the sector and assumes a responsibility for
becoming an historical turning point that makes new contributions to the dream
and mission of achieving meaningful and enduring offshore wind power
development. It is the expectation of all attendees that this historic moment
for the sector will be long remembered after this event has concluded.

For more information, please contact:
Shanghai International Exhibition Co., Ltd
Add: 8/F, OOCL Plaza, 841 YanAn Zhong Rd, Shanghai 200040, China.
Tel: +86-21-6279 2828
Fax: +86-21-6545 5124

SOURCE Shanghai International Exhibition Co. Ltd.

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