Onshore

Wind farm De Drentse Monden en Oostermoer selects Nordex turbine

Wind farm De Drentse Monden en Oostermoer has selected German turbine manufacturer Nordex as preferred supplier. Nordex will provide 45 of their N131/3900 wind turbine for the 175,5 MW wind farm, to be located in the municipalities of Borger-Odoorn en Aa en Hunze in the Province of Drenthe. Silent turbine The N131/3900 turbine has a…

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…

Lagerwey trains Russian wind energy specialists

Lagerwey will train 44 specialists from Russia at their facility in Barneveld to implement joint projects later this year. This is part of a training programme that the Dutch wind turbine manufacturer launched together with NovaVind, a division of Russian Rosatom State Corporation, responsible for wind energy projects, in May this year. Wind energy in…

Wind energy to help Amsterdam in the energy transition

As of January 2019 Nuon/Vattenfall will be the new energy supplier for the Amsterdam public transportation company GVB. The energy will come from 100% renewable energy sources that are generated in the Netherlands. The contract between the companies runs for a period of 10 years, till the end of December 2028. Part of the energy…

Water Authority Zuiderzeeland to participate in onshore wind farm Hanze

On Friday Vereniging Windpark Hanze and Waterschap Zuiderzeeland signed an agreement to jointly develop a wind farm in the province of Oost-Flevoland, northeast of Dronten. Wind Farm Hanze is an initiative of Vereniging Windpark Hanze. The onshore wind farm will see 15 turbines installed along the Hoge Vaart and the Hondtocht canals. It is part…

Dutch municipalities aim high in energy transition

Dutch municipalities hold high ambitions when it comes to sustainability. This is the conclusion of a report released this week by Dutch consultancy BMC Advies. For the report, the policy plans and coalition agreements, resulting from the municipal elections held in March this year, of 371 municipalities were analysed. The focus was on the objectives…

Nuon changes name to Vattenfall

Nuon, the Dutch subsidiary of Swedish utility Vattenfall is changing its name to Vattenfall. The name change of Nuon will take place gradually starting October 4. For customers in the Netherlands the first changes will be visible in the beginning of next year. The decision is another step in uniting the Vattenfall brands in Europe.…

Pondera Consult opens office in Jakarta

Dutch renewable energy consultant Pondera Consult announced this weekend that it has opened an office in Jakarta. The company has been exploring opportunities for cooperation in Indonesia since 2016. Indonesia has an ever increasing power demand and serious ambitions to start its own energy transition. The country has many natural resources. One of the identified…

LiftWerx, Eager.One, and Kenz-Figee work together on innovative up-tower crane

Canadian LiftWerx, specialist in alternative up-tower lifting solutions for wind turbine corrective repairs, has developed a versatile up-tower crane for the wind energy industry that will help reduce O&M costs, improve turbine uptime and increase safety. The GenHook™ crane has a lifting capacity of 27 tonnes and is fully electric. Its simple design results in…

Dutch content at WindEnergy Hamburg 2018

From 25 to 28 September some 35,000 wind energy experts from all over the world gather at the Global Wind Summit event in Hamburg to share ideas, experiences and discuss future developments and requirements. It houses two wind energy events; WindEurope’s global on & offshore conference and WindEnergy Hamburg, the world’s leading wind energy expo,…