WindEurope conference 2017 – our teams in action!

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions joined over 8,000 participants for the WindEurope Conference & Exhibition, from 28-30 November 2017, in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

This year our presence was enhanced with three teams on site: Wind power, Weather and Benelux teams.

  • Wind power insurance coverage: Those who visited our booth had the chance to learn more about our wind insurance capabilities. We offer engineering & construction, liability, marine, property damage/business interruption, professional indemnity, surety and weather insurance coverages in one policy, covering the whole life cycle of a windfarm - from project financing and construction to operation, both for onshore and offshore wind farms.
  • Weather solutions: Global weather is unpredictable, something which can affect the revenues and profitability of every wind-related business. Our weather insurance experts were present at our booth to explain to the conference attendees how we can help protect their business from extreme weather events, such as excessive or low wind. Stuart Brown, Head Origination Weather & Energy APEMEA, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, participated in a panel session about "Extreme weather conditions: challenges for wind power production". He talked about how we, as an insurer, can help our clients tackle such challenges. Find out more about our weather insurance solutions.
  • Together with Wind Europe we issued a report on the "Value of Hedging". Based on our analysis, the report quantifies the potential gains that energy companies could derive from the use of wind hedges by increasing their debt capacity to finance wind power projects. It estimates that risk management services such as hedging could extract a value worth EUR 2.5 billion for new wind assets installed between 2017 and 2020.
  • Benelux team: Since the conference this year took place on their own turf, members of our Benelux team representing Engineering & Construction, Sales and Claims were present on site throughout the conference.

We are your insurance partner throughout the life cycle of the wind-farm and we can tailor the insurance solutions to your specific needs.