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Hollandse Kust Zuid to feature 11 MW turbines

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) will supply its latest 11 MW offshore wind turbine for Vattenfall’s Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) wind farm. The news was announced at the WindEurope Offshore event in Copenhagen. SGRE already had a turbine supply agreement in place with Vattenfall for…

Atlas Professionals joins Amsterdam IJmuiden Offshore Ports

Recruitment and HR services provider Atlas Professionals announced during the WindEurope Offshore event in Copenhagen that its has become a member of the Amsterdam IJmuiden Offshore Ports (AYOP), an association of companies and government bodies in the North Sea Canal region focused on the offshore extraction…

Eneco in Japanese hands

A consortium of Japanese Mitsubishi Corporation (80%) and Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. ( (20%), Japan’s 3rd largest energy company, will take over Dutch energy…

Wind Energy Magazine articles

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…