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No priority for onshore wind in the province of Zuid-Holland

Last week, the province of Zuid-Holland presented her coalition agreement for the period 2019 – 2023. It was the last province to do so. The provincial council elections already took place back in March but was followed by a period of long negotiations. The new installed coalition wants to work towards a healthier and greener economy,…

Cable installation preparations well underway at Wind Farm Fryslân

At the Afsluitdijk dike in the north of Holland, activities are being performed to prepare for the installation of the power cables that connect the future 382.7 MW nearshore wind farm Fryslân with the 110 kV-high voltage station in Bolsward. Two power cables of each around 25 km will have to be installed. The preparation activities started…

Blade repair works start at Princess Amalia Offshore Wind Farm

MPI Offshore, a subsidiary of Van Oord, has been contracted to repair and upgrade all of the blades for 29 of the 60 turbines in the Princess Amalia Offshore Wind Farm. The company is using its offshore installation vessel MPI Resolution. The vessel sails to the site location with three repaired and/or new blades. The…

Fieldlab Zephyros receives RVO funding for smart maintenance innovation project AIRTuB

RVO Nederland Topsector Energie has awarded a first project funding to Fieldlab Zephyros for their smart maintenance innovatieproject AIRTuB. This project for automatic wind turbine inspection and repair is one of several innovation projects aimed at optimising maintenance requirements for energy technologies. Fieldlab Zephyros is an initiative of World Class Maintenance and Centre of Expertise…

Vattenfall installs met masts at Wieringermeer Wind Farm

Vattenfall installed the second met mast at Wieringmeer Wind Farm. In total, 3 met masts will be installed at the wind farm. They will determine and validate the wind turbine’s power performance. A third met mast will be installed in September. The met masts, with each a height of 120 metres, are provided by UK telecom…

Enexis Netbeheer will add 5000 MW of wind and solar to the grid

Dutch Distribution System Operator (DSO) Enexis Netbeheer is expecting to double the capacity of grid connections for wind and solar in the coming years. Currently the DSO has around 2,649 MW connected to its grid. Calculations made by the company show another 5,000 MW will likely be added over the next years. The number of…

Vattenfall to build hybrid energy park at Goeree-Overflakkee

Vattenfall is building a 60 MW hybrid energy park, consisting of solar panels, wind turbines and batteries at Haringvliet, at Goeree-Overflakkee. The project, involving a total investment of 61 million euro, is scheduled to be completed by September 2020.  As a first step, Vattenfall will install 6 windturbines with a maximum height of 150 m in the…

Heerema wins second offshore wind contract in Taiwan

Heerema Marine Contractors has won another offshore wind contract in Taiwan, following the installation contract for the It concerns a contract for the 109.2 MW Changhua Windfarm Phase 1 project.  This time the contract is for the 900MW Greater Changhua 1 and 2a offshore wind farms that are being developed by Danish offshore wind developer Ørsted.…

Prysmian wins cable deal for Hollandse Kust Zuid 3 & 4

Cable specialist Prysmian Group has been awarded a contract by Vattenfall for the delivery of the 66 kVinter–array cable systems for Hollandse Kust Zuid 3 & 4 offshore wind farm. Prysmian will design, test and supply 172 km of 66 kV XLPE-insulated inter-array cables, as well as the related accessories. The cables will be produced in…

Less protection lights required for De Drentse Monden en Oostermoer WF

The developer of the De Drentse Monden en Oostermoer Wind Farm announced only half of the originally planned protection lights on the 35 wind turbines are required. The developer has received permission from the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate for several modifications. The originally planned two rows of four lights around the tower, at 45…