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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…

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…

Last call for registration Offshore Wind Innovation Award 2018

After the success in 2017, Offshore Wind Innovators will organize the Offshore Wind Innovation Award for the second time this year. In collaboration with Siemens and Van Oord, this prize will be awarded to the most innovative entrepreneur in this sector on December 12. The Offshore Wind Innovation Award is intended to raise awareness about…

Offshore test Fistuca BLUE Hammer successful

The Carbon Trust and Dutch technology company Fistuca successfully completed the offshore test of Fistuca’s BLUE 25M hammer. The innovative, new hammer is part of the BLUE PILOT, a large-scale demonstration project launched by the Carbon Trust and aimed at reducing costs and underwater noise during construction of offshore wind farms. The BLUE PILOT project…

Start-ups in wind I: VeriteQ

The Netherlands is known for its innovative and explorative business culture. Many technological advances have originated in the Netherlands or from Dutch inventors. This is also the case for the wind industry. Manufacturing, installation and maintenance techniques, amongst others, have improved rapidly over the years and will do so in the years to come. While…