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PGGM and Shell express interest in Eneco

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Shell announced today that it is joining forces with cooperative Dutch pension fund service provider PGGM to explore the opportunity to participate in the controlled auction for the energy company Eneco that was announced in December 2018. They outlined their intentions in an open letter. In the open letter PGGM and Shell express that they…

Start construction activities Drentse Monden Oostermoer

The first construction activities have started on the 135 MW onshore wind farm Drentse Monden en Oostermoer in the Province of Drenthe. During January road construction is being performed from the main road (Drentse Mondenweg) to the location of the first turbine. At the location itself, a stand place will be constructed for the crane and…

Start construction Windpark De Veenwieken

This month, the first construction activities will start at the 30 MW onshore wind farm Windpark De Veenwieken, located in an area between the municipalities of Ommen and Hardenberg. The construction activities include road construction and connection activities. The road construction will be performed by KWS Infra. The company will also construct the stand place…

Van Oord completes foundation installation Deutsche Bucht

Northland Deutsche Bucht GmbH announced that all 31 monopile foundations at the German offshore wind farm Deutsche Bucht have been installed. The installation of the foundations was performed by Van Oord and was completed within the planned timeframe. Van Oord was awarded the Balance of Plant in 2017 and is responsible for the design, procurement,…

Boskalis preferred contractor for Scottish wind farm project

Boskalis is appointed as preferred contractor for the Inch Cape offshore wind farm project in Scotland. The project scope includes the transportation and installation of the wind turbine foundations, the offshore substation and cables. The award was made by Inch Cape Offshore Limited (ICOL), a subsidiary of Red Rock Power Ltd. The award of the contract…

Further growth onshore wind in 2018

According to statistics from WindStats, a service by Bosch & Van Rijn, the total installed onshore wind capacity in the Netherlands has grown with 94 MW in 2018. In total, 166 MW of onshore wind power was added last year. However, a total of 72 MW was decommissioned in that same year. Windpark Krammer (87…

€ 5 billion SDE+ Spring 2019

RVO.nl announced on 24 December the budget for the SDE+ Spring 2019 round. The budget is € 5 billion. The SDE+ Spring 2019 runs from 12 March to 4 April 2019. Minister Wiebes of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy announced the content of the SDE+ subsidy for 2019 on 21 December in a letter to…

Installing offshore wind foundations while afloat

Foundations for the next generation offshore wind turbines will increasingly be installed with floating vessels instead of jack-up vessels. “We have already considered foundations that have never been installed before.” Wind Energy Magazine – No 4, 2018 – Text Jan Spoelstra During Offshore Energy 2018, from 22 to 24 October in Amsterdam, Vuyk Engineering Rotterdam…

Ampyx Power – Harvesting untapped winds at high altitudes

These are busy times at the office of Ampyx Power, the Dutch company that designed the Ampyx Power Airborne Wind Energy System (AWES). After months of design optimisation, the team of Ampyx Power is currently assembling their third generation prototype, taking another step in the process of bringing the innovation to market. And while doing…

LCoE calculations for Dutch offshore wind

Dutch consultants BLIX Consultancy and Pondera Consult recently provided the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy with a study to gain insight into the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCoE) for offshore wind farms that are planned off the Dutch coast. The Netherlands has the ambition to have multiple offshore wind farms operational by…