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Plans announced for extension Dutch offshore wind farm permits

In a letter to the Dutch Parliament, minister Wiebes (Economic Affairs and Climate Policy) expressed his wish to extend the permit duration for yet to be tendered offshore wind farms in the Dutch North Sea from 30 to 40 years. The extension should contribute to making offshore wind interesting and viable in the future also.…

New energy port near IJmuiden to support planned adjacent offshore wind farms

The Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, the province of Noord-Holland, the municipality of Velsen, Tata Steel, Seaport IJmuiden and Port of Amsterdam have agreed to transform the Averijhaven port area nearby IJmuiden into an Energy Port. A covenant was signed today for this purpose. With its strategic position, this Energy Port could support, amongst…

The Netherlands in fifth place in offshore wind capacity in Europe in 2019

Today, WindEurope, the European wind association, released its annual offshore wind report. According to the report, Europe installed a record amount of 3.6 GW of new offshore wind capacity in 2019, bringing the cumulative capacity to 22 GW. The Netherlands is in fifth place in cumulative capacity although it did not connect any new turbines…

Borssele Alpha ready for Borssele I & II connection

With obtaining certification by DNV GL, TenneT’s Borssele Alpha offshore grid connection is now ready for operation. TenneT’s first and at the same time largest connection system for wind farms on the Dutch North Sea will be used to connect Ørsted’s 700 MW offshore wind farms Borssele I and II. The connection system was completed to schedule and…

COBRA interconnector cable ready to transport green energy

As of delivery day 7 September, the 700 MW COBRA interconnector cable between the Netherlands and Denmark will be available for the electricity market. The subsea high-voltage direct current cable of approximately 325 kilometres is an initiative of the Dutch high-voltage grid operator TenneT and the Danish electricity and gas grid operator Energinet. The cable makes Dutch capacity…

Fugro to perform geotechnical investigations in the German North Sea and Baltic Sea

Fugro will be performing geotechnical site investigations at potential offshore wind farm development areas in the German North Sea and Baltic Sea. The company was awarded a multi-annual contract by Germany’s Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (Das Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH)). The contract has a value of approximately 25 million euro. The starting date is targeted…

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…

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…