Offshore

Westermeerwind launches citizen participation project

As of today, citizens of the municipalities of Urk, Noordoostpolder and former Lemsterland can participate in the 144 MW nearshore wind farm Westermeerwind. It is the first time citizens can participate in such a large scale wind project in the Netherlands. Wind farm Westermeerwind, located in the IJsselmeer lake, is operational since 2016 . It…

COBRA cable landed in Eemshaven

On November 9, the COBRA cable landed in Eemshaven. The cable is a high voltage connection between Denmark and the Netherlands and is project by Dutch TSO TenneT and Danish TSO Energinet. The connection plays an important role in reaching the EU climate goals. The connection has a total length of 350 km and consists…

Launch #TalentForEnergy youth community

Yesterday, #TalentForEnergy, the first youth wind energy community was launched at the CONTACTA event in Goes. Students from the minor Offshore Renewable Energy at the HZ University of Applied Sciences and from Scalda Winddock signed a pledge to become ambassadors for the wind energy sector. As part of their role, they will be organising guest…

Nexans to deliver cables for Borssele 1 + 2

German cable manufacturer Nexans will supply and install the inter-array cables and associated accessories for Borssele 1 + 2. Nexans was awarded the contract by Ørsted. It is the first under a new five-year multimillion-euro framework agreement recently signed by the two companies. It concerns three-phase 66 kV copper cables with two cross-sections, rated at…

MHI Vestas turbine order for Northwester 2 confirmed

Yesterday, MHI Vestas and Parkwind confirmed the order for the delivery and installation of 23 Vestas V164-9.5 MW turbines for the 219 MW Belgian Northwester 2 offshore wind farm. It is the world’s first offshore wind farm to be featuring the V164-9.5 MW turbine. Turbine installation work is scheduled to begin in late 2019. The contract also…

Artificial reef installed at Eneco Luchterduinen OWF

Yesterday, an artificial reefstructure was installed within the Luchterduinen offshore wind farm, 23 kilometres west of the Dutch port city of IJmuiden. The reef is part of the ‘Rich North Sea’ project that will investigate until 2022 how nature conservation and sustainable energy generation can reinforce one another. The installation was performed by Van Oord, in…

Scalda officially opens wind training and learning centre

Yesterday secondary vocational education Scalda, officially opened their wind training and learning centre, WindDock. The event took place prior to a meeting by Energy Port Zeeland in Vlissingen. The opening speech was given by Nout Nagtegaal, teamleader of WindDock, and Veronique van de Reijt, Director Maritime and Technique at Scalda. This was followed by the…

Dutch State to issue green bond in 2019

The State of the Netherlands will issue a green bond next year. On the basis of a feasibility study, Dutch Finance Minister Wopke Hoekstra concluded that issuing a green sovereign bond is possible and desirable. Minister Hoekstra explains this in a letter sent to Parliament today. Green bonds are bonds (loans) whose proceeds are intended…

Last call for registration Offshore Wind Innovation Award 2018

After the success in 2017, Offshore Wind Innovators will organize the Offshore Wind Innovation Award for the second time this year. In collaboration with Siemens and Van Oord, this prize will be awarded to the most innovative entrepreneur in this sector on December 12. The Offshore Wind Innovation Award is intended to raise awareness about…