Editorial - VGB PowerTech Journal 9/2014

Welcome to the VGB Congress “Power Plants 2014”

17 to 18 September 2014, Hamburg/Germany

Dear ladies and gentlemen,

The far-reaching challenges faced by the European power and heat industry are well known. The power industry is meeting these various challenges with the resulting future tasks emerging from the viewpoint of VGB PowerTech, the European Technical Association for Power and Heat Generation.
VGB PowerTech is focusing its Congress “Power Plants 2014” correspondingly.
With its motto

Technical Leadership to Overcome Economic

Challenges this year´s VGB Congress is the ideal platform for discussing future plant operation and know-how.

We also would like to make a groundbreaking statement how the power industry wants to participate in reshaping European power supply: leading technologies are the important key to meet the economic challenges.

Therefore, we would like to welcome you with a new concept that had been harmonised with all parties involved – tighter schedule and extended lecture programme. On September 17 and 18, the plenary and technical lectures will be held and we will discuss the future topics of our industry. The international technical exhibition will be run in parallel and the exhibitors will invite the Congress participants on Tuesday evening, September 16, to the “VGB Congress Get-together”.

Informative and lively presentations and discussions can be expected from the technical papers which reflect on the challenges our business is facing in Europe and worldwide:
  • Leading Power Plant Projects in Europe
  • Future Pathways for Today´s Technologies
  • Innovative Operation for High Performance and
  • Research & Development – Future Perspectives

More than 30 representatives from power generation, manufacturers, suppliers, service companies as well as from science will present their issues and will readily answer questions.

VGB PowerTech, the top service provider for technical cooperation in power and heat generation, makes with its Congress “Power Plants 2014” a contribution to optimising the value added chain in power generation and positioning on the market.

Hamburg is a very attractive venue, because it is not only the “Gate to the World”, but also site of state-of-the-art thermal power plants and important junction for renewables thus providing an important bridge to future power and heat generation.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Hamburg at the VGB Congress “Power Plants 2014”, the meeting platform for the European power business. “Technical Leadership to Overcome Economic Challenges!“ is the motto and at the same time motivation to make future power supply secure, environmentally compatible and economically efficient.