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NEIA leads Atlantic Canadian trade mission to WindEnergy conference in Hamburg, Germany

For Immediate Release
September 28, 2016

Hamburg, DE – The Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association (NEIA) is leading a trade mission to the WindEnergy conference in Hamburg, Germany this week.

“Hamburg hosts one of the largest wind energy conferences and trade shows in the world,” said Kieran Hanley, NEIA’s Interim Executive Director. “This is an opportunity for Atlantic Canadian firms to build business relationships with the most innovative and experienced firms in the industry today.”

Joining NEIA in Hamburg are Beothuk Energy, Maderra Engineering, the Corner Brook Port Corporation, and Sentrex Wind Services.

The mission has already included site tours of an offshore wind manufacturing and supply port in the region and an internationally renowned wind energy research and development facility. “Our site visits to Cuxhaven and Bremerhaven gave our firms the opportunity to network directly with those who have supported the development of offshore wind farms and to build networks within a leading international institution,” said Abbie Lacey, NEIA’s Manager of Business Development.

Lacey noted the firms will also benefit from professional matchmaking services at the WindEnergy conference and exhibition. “The exhibition features over 1,500 international businesses and organizations,” said Lacey. “The matchmaking services will ensure our firms are meeting the right contacts to further their business development objectives.”

During a special session on Canadian wind energy business opportunities at the exhibition, Beothuk Energy CEO Kirby Mercer will speak to an international audience about development potential in Atlantic Canada.

“There is tremendous potential for wind energy development in Atlantic Canada,” said Hanley. “From a Newfoundland and Labrador perspective, the experience here in Hamburg will help our firms build the networks and capacity required for them to continue their pursuit of an installation off the shores of the west coast of the island.”

The trade mission to WindEnergy was facilitated in part by the Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce Inc.

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