We would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to the sponsors, partners, supporters of CWW 2023, whose generous support has made this conference possible. Their contributions have helped shape what promises to be a remarkable conference. Together, we are building a dynamic platform that will facilitate knowledge exchange, foster collaboration, and drive growth within the wind energy industry.
Please find the list of sponsors below. We invite you to click on their logos to learn more about them. You will also be able to meet them at the conference exhibition area.
Here we would like to highlight the company profiles of our main sponsors:
OIKON Ltd. – Institute of Applied Ecology is a leading licenced and accredited consultancy and research institute in the field of applied ecology in Croatia and the region. We are a major provider of environmental and social impact assessments (ESIA); strategic impact assessments (SEA); Appropriate assessments (AA), together with fully fledged monitoring and investigation works and the accompanying mitigation measures and monitoring programs. Since our establishment in 1997, we have worked on over 100 renewable energy projects, most of which are wind farm development projects in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia. We can confidently claim that we have helped shape the Croatian wind and solar energy industry and created the conditions for the decarbonisation of the Croatian energy sector by providing technically and science-based baselines and documents and participating in decision-making processes on environmental acceptability. Learn more about us by visiting our website and social media pages. We are proud to be co-hosts of the CWW2023 conference and look forward to seeing you in September!
Supernatural Ltd. is a consultancy with expertise in nature and environmental issues. Founded in 2021 by one of the leading bat experts in Croatia and the region, our small team boasts years of knowledge and experience from more than 100 projects with special focus on renewables and Natura 2000 species and habitats, as well as monitoring projects, management plans and best practise site-specific mitigation measures, mostly regarding bats. We provide insight into the potential impacts of a project on local bat populations and offer solutions, including advice on mitigation measures. Our mission is to provide key expertise for the tasks required in project implementation, allowing both the development of carbon neutral energy infrastructure and the protection of the environment and the most vulnerable species.
Waardenburg Ecology, founded in 1979, is an independent consultancy for research, advice and design in the field of ecology, nature restoration and landscape. With over 150 employees, we work across the full spectrum of ecology and its response to changes in the environment. We have been involved with investigating the effects of wind energy on wildlife, both onshore and offshore, for over 20 years. We determine natural values of sites where wind energy is planned, followed by field studies to predict (cumulative) effects during operation and advise on mitigation measures. Since 1992, we are leading in the use of innovative radar technology for bird research. In addition, we have 40 years of knowledge on hard-structure biodiversity in the marine environment. This knowledge, combined with professional scientific divers, innovative camera techniques and practical creative mindsets, enables us to identify opportunities to enhance biodiversity, like ecofriendly scour protection. Learn more during our presentations at CWW2023 or visit our stand and enjoy a Dutch syrup waffle!
Robin Radar’s mission is to provide actionable information that increases safety and security for both humans and birds. We do that by combining purpose built radars with unique software algorithms. We are Robin Radar Systems: technology leader in tracking and classification of small objects. With more than 30 years’ of applied radar science, we are proud to have in our client environmental and Wind sector portfolio, international companies on shore and offshore as such as: Equinor, Orsted, Gemini, Waardenburg Ecology, Nina, 3Bird, Bluebear, Rijkswaterstaat, Fino, Takkolluoto Wind farm, EVN, Luminus (EDF group), Wind Park Friesland and Woolnorth.
RWE is leading the way to a green energy world. With an extensive investment and growth strategy, the company will expand its powerful, green generation capacity to 50 gigawatts internationally by 2030. RWE is investing more than €50 billion gross for this purpose in this decade. The portfolio is based on offshore and onshore wind, solar, hydrogen, batteries, biomass, and gas. RWE Supply & Trading provides tailored energy solutions for large customers. RWE has locations in the attractive markets of Europe, North America, and the Asia-Pacific region RWE employs around 19,000 people worldwide and has a clear target: to get to net zero by 2040. Because we care about biodiversity, we aim for a net-positive impact on biodiversity by 2030. Very much in the spirit of the company’s purpose: Our energy for a sustainable life.
SSE Renewables is a leading developer and operator of renewable energy, headquartered in the UK and Ireland, with a growing presence internationally. Its strategy is to lead the transition to a net zero future through the world-class development, construction and operation of renewable power assets and it is building more offshore wind energy than any other company in the world.
SSE Renewables is part of SSE plc, the UK-listed energy infrastructure company which is investing £18bn to 2027, or £10m a day, to deliver its Net Zero Acceleration Programme to address climate change head on. This includes plans by SSE Renewables to increase its installed renewable energy capacity to 9GW by 2027, and over 16GW by 2032. SSE Renewables has a team of over 1,500 renewable energy professionals based across the UK, Ireland, Spain, France, Italy, Greece, the Netherlands, Japan and the USA, all committed to delivering the green energy the world needs now and in the future.
Established since 2001, STRIX is a leading international environmental consultancy specialized in the energy sector providing a comprehensive range of services on Environment, Biodiversity and Innovation for development onshore and offshore projects. Our recognized expertise has led several multilateral institutions, state regulators, NGOs, to select our team as advisors to produce guidance and international best practice documents related to the impact of renewables and powerlines on natural capital and biodiversity.
STRIX has been using advanced technology solutions in ornithological studies since 2008, pioneering the usage of radars in wind farms and performing technology assisted turbine shutdown on demand. Our engineers, specialized in signal recognition and machine learning, develop with the biology team, state of the art monitoring and mitigation measures. We customize solutions, to avoid bird and bat mortality at offshore and onshore wind farms, and other large infrastructures, using key technologies, privileging the integration of radar, video and sound recording and using an innovative data analyses approach.
Energija projekt d.d. is a subsidiary company of NORINCO International Cooperation Ltd., and is the investor of the Senj 156MW Wind Farm (hereby: WF Senj), the largest wind farm in Croatia. The construction of the wind power plant started in 2019 and was finished in 2021. It is located in the area of the Lika-Senj County and covers about 60 square kilometers where 39 wind turbines with individual power of 4 MW have been installed with a total capacity of 156 MW. The projected annual production of the wind power plant is 530 GWh and the project operation period is 23 years. The project is of exceptional importance for Lika-Senj County and the Republic of Croatia.
Within the pre-construction, construction, and post-construction phases, Energija projekt d.d. pays special attention to the adequate protection of the environment and nature in accordance with applicable local and European regulations; with close and successful cooperation with the authorized companies and the central body responsible for nature protection, puts efforts in order to constantly improve the protection of the environment and nature at the project area of WF Senj. All that especially bearing in mind that the wind power plant is located in the area of the Natura 2000 ecological network in the Republic of Croatia, which is an ecological network of the European Union consisting of natural habitat types and habitats of wild species of interest to the European Union.
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