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Branded content: Offshore Wind Farm Technology course at TU Delft

Do you want to understand how various disciplines involved in the offshore wind farms interact, in order to meet energy production and cost reductions goals? Increase your expertise at designing offshore wind farms with TU Delft’s professional education course, Offshore Wind Farm Technology, and broaden your knowledge of the relevant technical disciplines involved, and their…

TenneT to deploy 2 GW DC connections at IJmuiden Ver

TenneT will be responsible for connecting 6.GW of new offshore wind between 2024 and 2030. This brings the total to 9.6 GW. Of this, 5,6 GW is linked using alternating current and 4 GW with 2GW direct current connections. TenneT will use its standardised 700 MW offshore grid connection for the Hollandse Kust (west) and…

Energy park near Utrecht one step closer

The municipality of Utrecht has plans to facilitate the development of up to 11 wind turbines and 227 hectares of solar parks in the Rijnenburg and Reijerscop polders near Utrecht. On april 3, the Municipal Executive of Utrecht presented a draft proposal for this energy park which could potentially provide 96,000 local households in the…

Seaway Strashnov installs offshore substation at Deutsche Bucht

On April 4, the heavy lift vessel Seaway Strashnov installed the offshore substation at the 269 MW Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm, located 100 kilometres from the German mainland in the German Exclusive Economic Zone.  As general contractor Van Oord was responsible for the manufacturing and installation of the unmanned offshore substation. Both the jacket foundation…

Preparations underway for GBM Works’ innovative vibro-drill test

At the moment, Dutch GBM Works is working together with partners at the Maasvlakte to prepare a pilot test of their GBM Vibro-drill, a new, sustainable, and cost-effective method of installing monopiles. Founded by Ben Arntz and Nick Noordam, GBM Works developed the ‘Vibro-drill’ method that uses vibrating elements at the bottom of the pole…

Visser & Smit Hanab bags East Anglia ONE contract

High Voltage offshore wind specialist Visser & Smit Hanab has been awarded the contract to perform all array cable Terminations and Testing work at East Anglia One Wind Farm. The scope of the work entails the 66kV array cable terminations in all 102 turbines, as well as the installation of the custom-designed cable management system…

Europe’s National Energy and Climate Plans insufficient for 2030 target

Today, at the WIndEurope conference & exhibition in Bilbao, Spain, WindEurope released its analysis of Europe’s draft National Energy & Climate Plans (NECPs). According to the association, a first assessment of the first drafts shows that the NECPs are insufficient to deliver the EU’s 32% renewables target for 2030. The 2030 National Energy and Climate…

Groundbreaking ceremony for Windpark de Veenwieken

On april 1, a groundbreaking ceremony took place to mark the start of the construction of the onshore wind farm De Veenwieken. Eelco Bots, director of Windunie Development, together with the councillor of Hardenberg (Jan ten Cate), the councillor of Ommen (Bart Jaspers Faijer) and Arthur Vermeulen of Raedthuys, symbolically hit the first pile into…