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Room for improvement artificial oyster reefs

First monitoring results of the artificial oyster reef demonstration project at the Eneco Luchterduinen offshore wind farm showed there is room for improvement.   In the autumn of 2018, in an area of 3 hectares, at water depths of around 20 metres, a structure of reef…

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HSM Offshore: Building the heart of an offshore wind farm

In 2002, HSM Offshore built the offshore substation for the first offshore wind farm, the Danish Horns Rev 1. Almost 17 years and several wind farm generations later, the Dutch manufacturing company is still building offshore platforms for the wind energy industry. The latest being…

Stepping up to serve the future grid

Future grid capacity is currently a hot topic in the Netherlands. With the wind projects becoming larger, especially at sea, what are the requirements in terms of cable designs? Wind Energy Magazine spoke to Mario Loi and Hans Schwirtz at the Delft production facility and…

Future offshore wind farms require bold solutions

The Netherlands faces an enormous challenge of producing 49 terawatt hours of electricity from wind turbines at the North Sea by the year 2030. The only solution seems to be ever larger turbines far away from the coast, as was discussed at the National Wind…