ENERCON Forum 2010 - International meeting of cooperating financial partners and customers in Magdeburg, Germany05.11. 2010
The ENERCON Forum 2010 took place from 4 to 5 November of this year. Last year ENERCON had hosted the traditional event at its new production facilities in Viana do Castelo (Portugal); this year, the Aurich-based wind turbine manufacturer welcomed its guests in Magdeburg (Germany). 300 national and international financial partners as well as customers from 20 countries attended the event to gather information and engage in discussions. With a view to future markets and the latest technological developments, ENERCON demonstrated its strength as a reliable partner for prospective projects. “Despite the current rise in lay-offs in the wind energy sector, ENERCON is proud to announce that more than 800 new employees were hired in the last few months, which is a sign that ENERCON is continuing to grow successfully," pointed out Managing Director Hans-Dieter Kettwig.
This year the spotlight was on the latest wind energy converter model, the E-101/3 MW. It complements ENERCON's product portfolio and satisfies the growing demand for wind turbines in this capacity range. It guarantees maximum yield in the 3 MW power range in particular at sites with low wind quality. Invitees were able to gain an impression of the German market leader while touring exhibits in the logistics building of the Magdeburg-Rothensee manufacturing plant where the E-101/3MW turbine will soon go into serial production. Amongst others, ENERCON showed the nacelle and the generator. Railway cars laden with E-82 components representing the newly expanded rail network were also on display. A small trade fair booth provided information about the ENERCON SCADA remote monitoring system to interested parties.
Beside the Rothensee plant, participants of the event also toured the other two ENERCON manufacturing facilities in Magdeburg: Schilfbreite-SKET (mechanical manufacturing, rotor blade, and steel tower manufacturing) and WEC Turmbau (concrete tower manufacturing). A bus then took the visitors to the Steglitz wind farm 30km from the city. Here, a total of nine ENERCON E-82/3 MW turbines are generating renewable energy atop 138 m towers. The second day of the successful event was rounded off by a series of presentations, followed by ENERCON Managing Director Hans-Dieter Kettwig's closing speech in which he emphasised ENERCON's capabilities for successful partnerships in the new era of power supply.