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Eneco signs largest PPA with Dutch wind farm

On Wednesday, 17 July, Eneco signed a Power Purchase Contract (PPA) with Windpark Fryslân bv. During 15 years, Eneco will purchase the electricity produced by the 382,7 MW nearshore Fryslân Wind Farm. With an annual production of 1,500 GWh, it is the largest PPA that the Dutch energy company has signed with a wind farm…

Heerema wins Vineyard Wind contract

Offshore contractor Heerema has been awarded a contract for Vineyard Wind, the first and largest commercial offshore wind farm in the United States. Vineyard Wind is located 14 miles off the coast of Massachusetts, near the island of Martha’s Vineyard. It will comprise 84 wind turbines from MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, type V164-9.5 megawatt. The 800…

Sif receives Hollandse Kust (zuid) monopile order

Steel manufacturer Sif Holding n.v. announced it will provide 114 monopiles for 3 of the 4 Hollandse Kust (zuid) offshore wind farm zones. The announcement came just one day after Vattenfall was awarded the tender for the Hollandse Kust (zuid) 3 & 4 wind farm zones. Vattenfall already won the bid for Hollandse Kust (zuid) 1…

Dutch offshore wind employment analysis 2019-2023

On Wednesday, 10 July, at the Netherlands Offshore Wind Q-meeting, TKI Wind op Zee presented the new report on employment in the Dutch offshore wind industry. The report provides insight into the number of people and the competences that are required to sucessfully enroll offshore wind in Dutch waters up to 2023. The objective of the…

Vattenfall also wins Hollandse Kust (zuid) 3 & 4

Today, 10 July, RVO.nl (Netherlands Enterprise Agency) announced the winner of the tender for the 760 MW Hollandse Kust (zuid) 3 & 4 offshore wind development site. It will be the second subsidy-free offshore wind farm to be built in Dutch waters. In March 2018, the Swedish company also won the permit for the subsidy-free…

North Sea Wind Power Hub concept feasible

North Sea Wind Power Hub (NSWPH) Consortium presented today, 9 July, the results of an assessment into the possibility and conditions required to build one or several wind power hubs in the North Sea to facilitate the large scale roll-out and integration of far offshore wind. The results show that the proposed Hub-and-Spoke concept is…

Start installation first turbine De Drentse Monden en Oostermoer WF

On 8 July, a start was made on the installation of the first wind turbine at the De Drentse Monden en Oostermoer Wind Farm. This took place along the Drentse Mondenweg at 1e Exloermond. Providing the weather remains favourable, the installation could be completed by the end of this week. Start of construction commenced after…

Royal Boskalis and Hwa Chi Construction Co join forces for Taiwanese OW market

Royal Boskalis and Taiwanese Hwa Chi Construction Co have been awarded a preferred bidder agreement by Danish fund management company Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) for its Chang Fang and Xidao offshore wind farm projects in Taiwan. The contract is for the transport and installation of offshore foundations. The two companies have set up a joint venture for…

Sif to provide monopiles for first large-scale US OWF

Sif Holding n.v. has been awarded a contract for the manufacturing of 84 monopiles for the 800 MW Vineyard Wind offshore wind project. Located around 14 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, it will be the first large-scale wind farm to rise in US waters. Sif will manufacture the monopiles and store them at its Maasvlakte 2 facility…

Tower Haliade-X 12MW rises at Maasvlakte

This week, 3 of the 4 tower sections that will carry GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X 12MW wind turbine prototype, were installed at on Sif Group’s site at Maasvlakte, in the port of Rotterdam. The tower sections were produced by GRI in Seville, Spain. A fourth tower section will be mounted on the existing tower once…