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Huisman to deliver second crane to Japanese Penta-Ocean Construction

Huisman has signed a contract with PaxOcean Engineering for the delivery of a 1,600 mt Leg Encircling Crane which will be installed on Japanese Penta-Ocean Construction Co., Ltd. new self-elevated platform. Huisman will build the crane in its production facility in XIamen, P.R. of China. PaxOcean Engineering received the order from Penta-Ocean in January of this…

Increase in renewable energy generation pushes intraday trading volume in 2019

The Netherlands produced slightly more electricity in 2019 (97 TWh) compared to 2018 (93 TWh). 2019 also saw an increase in the intraday trade volume. These are some of the findings in TenneT’s Annual Market Update 2019. The total generation in the Netherlands increased due to coal-to-gas switching resulting from higher generator margins for gas-fired power plants. Improved competitiveness…

Borssele Beta topside on its way to construction site

This morning the topside for the offshore platform Borssele Beta finally left the HSM Offshore yard in Schiedam. It is now on its way to the Borssele III & IV and V wind farm site, some 22 km off the coast of Vlissingen. As reported earlier last week, the 700 MW Offshore High Voltage Substation…

Sif marks 2,000th monopile milestone

Dutch steel producer Sif announced it has produced its 2,000th monopile. The company started producing its first monopile in 2002, for the Danish offshore wind farm Horns Rev. The 2,000th monopile will be used in the Borssele 1 + 2 offshore wind farm which is currently being built by Ørsted off the coast of the…

IX Wind’s O&M simulation software selected for Japanese OWF

Dutch consultancy IX Wind has been selected by an undisclosed developer for analysing and planning O&M costs and strategies for an offshore wind project in Japan. The company will use its O&M simulation software SOMOS7. IX Wind is focused on due diligence and techno-e economic consultancy. The company developed the SOMOS7 (Strategic Operation and Maintenance Optimization…

WindEurope launches online info hub on impacts COVID-19

WindEurope, the European wind energy association, launched an online information hub today that informs on the impacts of COVID-19 on the wind industry. The wind energy association responds to the dynamic developments around the pandemic, The hub details all impacts of COVID-19 on the wind supply chain, changes in Government energy policies and Government measures to…

NWEA warns for wrong turbine choice in Regional Energy Strategies

While at the moment the draft Regional Energy Strategies (RES) are being drawn, the Dutch wind energy association NWEA warns for a potentially wrong choice of wind turbine to base calculations on. According to the wind energy association it has received several signs that 3 MW wind turbines, the currently most installed onshore wind turbine,…

Proper blade maintenance for optimal turbine performance

Blades have been the so-called ‘underdog’ in wind energy for a long time. Its use was practical but not seen by definition as a vital element. Only later did the industry became aware of its importance in the energy production of a wind turbine. Dutch blade inspection and repair specialist Redak has witnessed this process…