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Offshore Wind Innovation Challenges announced

Offshore Wind Innovators, the initiator of the annual Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge, has announced the 3 challenges for the 2019 edition. Dutch SME’s and start-ups can submitt their innovative solutions for one of the challenges before June 10. Challenges 2019 – Deutsche Windtechnik is asking for a device or method to measure the present stress…

IHC IQIP invests in further development BLUE Piling Technology

IHC IQIP is investing in the BLUE Piling Technology, a way of driving piles for offshore wind using hydropower. It has decided to join forces with Jasper Winkes, the developer of the hammer with the BLUE Piling Technology. According to IHC IQIP, BLUE Piling is a logical step in the further development and growth of…

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…

Offshore wind contributes to growth revenue Van Oord

Van Oord saw a recovery in revenue in 2018, the year the Dutch offshore contractor celebrated its 150th anniversary year. Offshore wind largely contributed to the increase in revenue. In 2018, Van Oord recorded EUR 1.88 billion in revenue, against EUR 1.53 billion in 2017. EUR 706 million of revenue came from offshore wind activities, EUR…

Innovation doesn’t stop with subsidy-free tenders

In the coming years, offshore wind energy in the Netherlands will get a big boost. By 2030, the total installed offshore wind capacity is planned to be 11.5 GW. Where a few years ago, offshore wind was seen by the general public as the most expensive climate solution, it has now become one that needs…

Vuyk Engineering – 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.” During Offshore Energy 2018, from 22 to 24 October in Amsterdam, Vuyk Engineering Rotterdam presented a new type of crane vessel for the installation of…

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…

MHI Vestas V164-9.5 selected for Borssele V

MHI Vestas was awarded a turbine supply contract by Two Towers Consortium, for the Borssele V innovation site, located 20 km off the coast of Zeeland and within site III of the Borssele Wind Farm zone. The Danish turbine manufacturer will supply two V164-9.5 MW turbines for the project. The 19 MW project has been…

Winner Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge 2018

Today, the winner of the Dutch Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge 2018 was presented during an afternoon event at the DOB Academy in Delft. The winner of the challenge is Ridderflex & Plastics who signed up for the challenge presented by offshore shipping company SeaZip Offshore Service to find the perfect fender. They came up with a…