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DNV GL to announce innovation award and launch subsea cable report at the EWEA 2014 Annual Event

DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts (uniting Garrad Hassan, KEMA, DNV, GL Certification), will be participating at the EWEA 2014 Annual Event in Barcelona between the 10th-13th March 2014 (stand 7B20 in Hall 7).

DNV GL will be running a rolling programme of informal on-stand seminars throughout the four days of the EWEA, exploring a range of topics related to wind power including; “Smarter Operations: the DNV GL approach to Asset Operation”, “Floating wind: DNV GL Turbine Engineering service offer” and “Maximising the financial impact of resource measurements”.

EWEA will also see DNV GL announce the winner of its 3rd Annual Wind Energy Award, themed “Innovation ideas for wind energy”, at an official ceremony as part of the drinks reception on Wednesday 12th March at the stand. The awards are designed to recognise and reward young industry professionals’ ideas for the wind industry, and are testament to the company’s continuous commitment to investing in the promotion of new talent. The drinks reception will also provide an opportunity to meet with DNV GL experts and network with other top industry professionals.

Additionally, DNV GL will use the event as a platform for an important industry report launch, which will tackle key issues relating to subsea cables and announce the latest developments from its renewable certification business.

The event will be attended by CEO of DNV GL - Energy David Walker and senior executives: Andreas Schröter, Executive Vice President Renewable Certification and Dr. R. V. Ahilan, Executive Vice President Renewables Advisory, who will be on hand to advise on challenges faced by those in the wind industry.

At a time of great change and innovation for the European wind industry, stakeholders are meeting at the EWEA conference to determine solutions that will help address the challenges and enable the industry to meet its potential.

Global economic pressures and a shifting energy policy landscape have led to reduced levels of financial incentives in many leading European markets. Subsidy cuts have been recently enacted or are planned in many national markets, including: Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece and the UK. DNV GL continues to work with the European wind industry to respond positively to these challenges by driving cost reduction and enabling new business models.

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