COBRAcable officially inaugurated

Earlier this week, on Monday November 4, COBRAcable, the 700 MW interconnector between the Netherlands and Denmark, was inaugurated. The…

Permits Windplanblauw irrevocable

©Sans Fotografie The Council of State rendered a positive judgement on the onshore wind project Windplanblauw this week. With this…

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KenzFigee wins first order for up-tower crane package

KenzFigee has been awarded a contract by US wind and solar operator Duke Energy Renewables for delivery of their innovative GenHookTM LT up-tower crane package. It is the first order for the crane specialist. The contract comprises the design and fabrication of the first new generation…

GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW starts production

Yesterday, GE Renewable Energy’s (GE) prototype of its Haliade-X 12 MW offshore turbine started to produce its first power in Maasvlakte, Rotterdam. The installation of the prototype was completed mid October. GE reported that local teams will now proceed with the testing phase, during which…

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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…