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Winner Hollandse Kust (zuid) 3 & 4 to be announced on July 10

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy will announce the winner of the Hollandse Kust (zuid) 3 & 4 wind farm zone sites next Wednesday, July 10, at 6PM (CET).  Four interested parties submitted their bids in the subsidy-free tender for the two offshore wind zone sites, which closed in March of this year.…

A1 Offshore Solutions ApS and KenzFigee to work together on offshore access solution

Danish provider of offshore service vessels A1 Offshore Solutions ApS and lifting and offshore equipment specialist KenzFigee have signed a cooperation agreement to jointly offer a cost efficient and safe Walk-to-Work vessel solution. The Walk-2-Work solution comprises A1 Offshore Solutions’ offshore support vessel ‘Notus Express’, equipped with a Kenz Figee Active Motion Compensated (ACM) access…

Start commercial operation Spui Wind Farm

Japanese energy company Eurus Energy Group (“Eurus”) announced today the start of commercial operation of the 21 MW Spui Wind Farm, located in the municipality of Hoeksche Waard in the province of Zuid-Holland. Spui Wind Farm consists of five Enercon E-126 EP4 wind turbines, each with a hub height of 135 meters, a rotor diameter…

Liander to expand the electricity network in the Flevopolder

Liander is expanding the electricity network in the Flevopolder. The growth in renewable energy supply from mainly wind and solar in this region is going fast. The network operator is not able to keep up with the required grid expansion to absorb the quantities of new energy. As a consequence, at some locations in the…

De Drentse Monden en Oostermoer prepares for transport first turbine components

Several logistical preparations are being made to facilitate the transport of the first wind turbine components for De Drentse Monden en Oostermoer Wind Farm. The preparations include modification of some roundabouts. Due to the size of the components, special transport is required. It concerns 12 special transports in total, including 3 rotorblades, 6 tower sections,…

Petrofac confirms Hollandse Kust Zuid Beta substation order

TenneT has awarded Petrofac the contract for the Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) offshore grid connection Beta HVAC platform. Petrofac was already awarded the contract for HKZ platform Alpha in July 2018 and subsequent confirmation of HKZ platform Beta option. Petrofac is responsible for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of both the third (HKZ…

Shell and CoensHexicon to jointly develop floating wind in South Korea

Shell and floating wind specialist CoensHexicon have signed a Joint Development Agreement to develop, build and operate a floating wind farm in South Korea. The wind farm will be located some 40 km off the city of Ulsan. CoensHexicon is a joint venture between Swedish Hexicon AB and South Korean service provider Coens Co, set…

Haliade-X 12 MW update

The production of the components for the prototype of the Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine by GE Renewable Energy that will be installed at Maasvlakte-Rotterdam is progressing. On June 20, the 4 tower sections already arrived in the port of Rotterdam. The tower sections are manufactured by GRI in Seville, Spain. The nacelle is…

First wind turbine installed at Wieringermeer Wind Farm

On Tuesday, June 25, the first wind turbine at Wieringermeer Wind Farm was installed. Developer Vattenfall announced this milestone on its social media channels. In total, the wind farm in the Wieringermeer, in the province of Noord-Holland will comprise 82 wind turbines. The wind turbines are delivered by German wind turbine manufacturer Nordex. It concerns…