Tag Archive for offshore wind

COBRAcable officially inaugurated

Earlier this week, on Monday November 4, COBRAcable, the 700 MW interconnector between the Netherlands and Denmark, was inaugurated. The event took place in two locations at the same time, in Eemshaven and the Danish city Endrup. TenneT CEO Manon van Beek and Thomas Egebo, CEO of Danish grid operator Energinet, officially launched the interconnector…

Unique offshore wind course launched in the north of the Netherlands

In the north of the Netherlands a unique consortium of governmental, educational and industry players have joined forces in launching an offshore wind course. The course starts in November and consists of 10 free meetings in Eemshaven, Delfzijl and Groningen, amongst others. The idea aroe from the need to resolve the growing demand in skilled personnel…

Alliander purchases green certificates from Borssele 1 + 2

Alliander will purchase green certificates from the offshore wind farm Borssele 1+2. The grid operator has signed a 15-years contract with wind farm owner Ørsted. The Dutch energy network company aims to have a climate-neutral business operation by 2023. It uses 1,500 gigawatt hours of electrical energy each year for grid losses that arise during the…

SeaZip signs MOU with Taiwanese TOWSC

Crew transfer vessel service provider SeaZip has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Taiwanese offshore wind farm O&M service provider Taiwan Offshore Wind Farm Services Corp. (TOWSC). The two companies will explore potential businesses for the provision of logistic solutions, from construction and commissioning to O&M stages, for offshore wind farm projects in Taiwan.…

Van Oord’s Aeolus completes Deutsche Bucht turbine installation job

Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel Aeolus has successfully completed the installation of 31 turbines on monopiles at the 269 MW Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm. As the Balance of Plant contractor, Van Oord was responsible for the design, engineering, procurement, construction and installation of the foundations, inter array cables and offshore substation. The Aeolus was…

BAM withdraws from offshore wind foundation market

Royal BAM Group has decided to exit their activities in offshore wind foundations. The decision was made as part of the company’s ongoing portfolio review. BAM announced this in their first half year results. The first half of 2019 showed a 52 million euro loss. In the same period last year, the company recorded a 44 million…

No priority for onshore wind in the province of Zuid-Holland

Last week, the province of Zuid-Holland presented her coalition agreement for the period 2019 – 2023. It was the last province to do so. The provincial council elections already took place back in March but was followed by a period of long negotiations. The new installed coalition wants to work towards a healthier and greener economy,…

Sif receives Hollandse Kust (zuid) monopile order

Steel manufacturer Sif Holding n.v. announced it will provide 114 monopiles for 3 of the 4 Hollandse Kust (zuid) offshore wind farm zones. The announcement came just one day after Vattenfall was awarded the tender for the Hollandse Kust (zuid) 3 & 4 wind farm zones. Vattenfall already won the bid for Hollandse Kust (zuid) 1…

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…