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Blue Cluster and Flemish Government sign cluster pact

On Friday 15 February, the Blue Cluster (De Blauwe Cluster) signed a cluster pact with the Flemish Government. The pact establishes the engagement of the spearhead cluster, the cluster members and the Flemish Government. The Flemish Government sees the potential of a blue economy and…

Wind Energy Magazine articles

Installing offshore wind foundations while afloat

Foundations for the next generation offshore wind turbines will increasingly be installed with floating vessels instead of jack-up vessels. “We have already considered foundations that have never been installed before.” Wind Energy Magazine – No 4, 2018 – Text Jan Spoelstra During Offshore Energy 2018,…

Ampyx Power – Harvesting untapped winds at high altitudes

These are busy times at the office of Ampyx Power, the Dutch company that designed the Ampyx Power Airborne Wind Energy System (AWES). After months of design optimisation, the team of Ampyx Power is currently assembling their third generation prototype, taking another step in the…

Dutch consultancy company helps client win important offshore tender

Article Wind Energy Magazine 03 2018  Canadian independent power producer Northland Power and its project partners Yushan Energy and Mitsui have recently won the second Taiwanese offshore wind tender. With support of the Netherlands-based BLIX Consultancy BV, which has played a critical role within Northland’s…

Start-ups in wind I: VeriteQ

The Netherlands is known for its innovative and explorative business culture. Many technological advances have originated in the Netherlands or from Dutch inventors. This is also the case for the wind industry. Manufacturing, installation and maintenance techniques, amongst others, have improved rapidly over the years…