Tag Archive for innovation

DEME completes foundation installation work in Borssele 1&2

DEME Offshore’s installation vessel Innovation has completed the installation of the last monopile foundation at the 752 MW Borssele 1&2 offshore wind farm. Over the past five months it installed 94 foundations in total. The wind farm is a project by Ørsted and is planned to be completed by the end of 2020. The foundation…

Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge 2020 kicks off

Offshore Wind Innovators, in close cooperation with TKI Wind op Zee and ECHT, announced the kick-off for the 4th Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge. Submission runs untill 1 September 2020. The final of the challenge will take place in January 2021. The annual Challenge provides innovative Dutch SME’s and start-ups the possibility to present their concept or…

Application rounds MOOI subsidy scheme extended

The opening rounds for the MOOI (Mission-driven Research, Development and Innovation) subsidy scheme have been extended with four weeks. This was announced by the RVO. The decision follows consultation by the ministeries of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy and of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, RVO and Topsector Energie and is a response to the current…

Tetrahedron receives UNIIQ funding for its next generation turbine installation crane

Rotterdam-based Tetrahedron receives proof-of-concept funding from UNIIQ for its innovative crane that can install the next generation large offshore wind turbines. This was announced during the PortXL selection days in Rotterdam last week. UNIIQ is an investment fund that aims to help entrepreneurs in West Holland in bringing their unique innovations to market faster. The funding…

65 million Euro innovation scheme MOOI announced

Today, the new 2020 subsidy scheme MOOI, Mission-driven Research, Development and Innovation, was officially announced in the Dutch Staatscourant. The new scheme, with a budget of 65 million Euro, is offered by Topsector Energie and the TKI Wind op Zee organisations, together with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO). The MOOI subsidy scheme supports integral solutions that…

MO4 and Seaqualize Offshore Wind Innovation Award 2019 winners

On 11 December the prize for the most innovative project in the offshore wind industry was awarded for the third time. During the Q-meeting of Van Oord and Siemens Gamesa, the audience of 240 wind energy professionals awarded Seaqualize with the public prize. The prize of the professional jury went to MO4. The jury of…

Marine Performance Systems winner Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge 2019

Marine Performance Systems was announced winner during the final of the Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge 2019 wich took place on 9 December. The company has found a solution for noise reduction during piling. For an interested audience their presentation convinced the jury the most. The three other finalists were Arc Marine, Witteveen & Bos and…

First floating turbine installation method to be used for Arcadis Ost 1

Heerema Marine Contractors, Belgian developer Parkwind and MHI Vestas announced today at the WindEurope Offshore Wind event in Copenhagen they will use their jointly developed first floating turbine installation method for the German offshore wind farm Arcadis Ost 1. The three partners worked on the innovative installation method over the past year. It is based…

SeaMade substation components underway to Vlissingen

Today the transition piece and J-tube cage for the first of two offshore substations for the 487 MW Belgian SeaMade Offshore Wind Farm were transported to the SIF terminal in Rotterdam.  In Vlissingen, the components, together with the foundation, will be loaded onto GeoSea’s installation vessel ‘Innovation’ for transport to the Seamade construction site. The…

Fieldlab Zephyros receives RVO funding for smart maintenance innovation project AIRTuB

RVO Nederland Topsector Energie has awarded a first project funding to Fieldlab Zephyros for their smart maintenance innovatieproject AIRTuB. This project for automatic wind turbine inspection and repair is one of several innovation projects aimed at optimising maintenance requirements for energy technologies. Fieldlab Zephyros is an initiative of World Class Maintenance and Centre of Expertise…