25 Danish companies in the wind power industry were part of the Danish pavilion at the China Wind Power conference on 15-16th of November. The Danish companies set out to promote Danish industry knowledge to Chinese stakeholders.
Wind industry giants like BaltShip, C.C. Jensen, EUM Wind Power Technologies Service, Niebuhr Gears, Nissens and VIKING Life-saving Equipment were present at the conference.
The Chinese wind power industry is the biggest in the world and is growing very fast. Because of Denmark’s position as a world leading wind nation with major research institutions, testing facilities and supply chains as well as leading companies in the industry, the Chinese market has become mature for Danish expertise.
Recognition from Chinese officials
The opening ceremony of China Wind Power was attended by Vice Minister of the Chinese National Environment Agency (NEA), Liu Qi and other governmental delegates. The attention from official Chinese side was an important signal to the Danish wind industry and recognition of the Danish competencies.
The Danish ambassador to China, Friis Arne Petersen and Vice Minister Morten Bæk from the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Buildings (KEBMIN) also participated in the expo.
Ambassador Petersen and Vice Minister Bæk opened the official conference of China Wind Power 2012 together with Vice Minister Liu and Deputy Director General Shi.
“It is my hope that the Danish experience can be useful to China, especially within off shore wind, where Danish companies produce reliable and efficient solutions for large scale off shore wind power production. It is my hope that through the continued development of wind power we will be able to develop a green and sustainable future for our two countries,” said Ambassador Petersen.
A seminar at the Danish embassy
In order to welcome the Chinese officials before the opening of China Wind Power, the Trade Council Denmark in China and Invest in Denmark (IDK) together with CREIA (Chinese Renewable Energy Industry Association) hosted a seminar on November 14th at the Danish Embassy in Beijing.
The event, entitled “Best Time to be in Denmark as part of a future global value chain in the Offshore Wind Power Industry,” aimed to give Danish companies a possibility to share their offshore experience with Chinese stakeholders. Its purpose is also to get more Chinese wind investments to Denmark and to position the Danish sub suppliers as a part of a future global value chain in off shore.
More than 30 executive level managers from China’s top wind companies and authorities were present at the seminar.