Tag Archive for offshore wind

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…

Vattenfall also wins Hollandse Kust (zuid) 3 & 4

Today, 10 July, RVO.nl (Netherlands Enterprise Agency) announced the winner of the tender for the 760 MW Hollandse Kust (zuid) 3 & 4 offshore wind development site. It will be the second subsidy-free offshore wind farm to be built in Dutch waters. In March 2018, the Swedish company also won the permit for the subsidy-free…

North Sea Wind Power Hub concept feasible

North Sea Wind Power Hub (NSWPH) Consortium presented today, 9 July, the results of an assessment into the possibility and conditions required to build one or several wind power hubs in the North Sea to facilitate the large scale roll-out and integration of far offshore wind. The results show that the proposed Hub-and-Spoke concept is…

Sif to provide monopiles for first large-scale US OWF

Sif Holding n.v. has been awarded a contract for the manufacturing of 84 monopiles for the 800 MW Vineyard Wind offshore wind project. Located around 14 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, it will be the first large-scale wind farm to rise in US waters. Sif will manufacture the monopiles and store them at its Maasvlakte 2 facility…

Stepping up to serve the future grid

Future grid capacity is currently a hot topic in the Netherlands. With the wind projects becoming larger, especially at sea, what are the requirements in terms of cable designs? Wind Energy Magazine spoke to Mario Loi and Hans Schwirtz at the Delft production facility and head office for the Nordics of international energy and telecom…

Haliade-X 12 MW update

The production of the components for the prototype of the Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine by GE Renewable Energy that will be installed at Maasvlakte-Rotterdam is progressing. On June 20, the 4 tower sections already arrived in the port of Rotterdam. The tower sections are manufactured by GRI in Seville, Spain. The nacelle is…

Van Oord and Mammoet to jointly work with Verton on new blade lifting method

Van Oord and Mammoet are joining forces in a partnership with the Australian scale-up Verton to develop a new lifting method for installing wind turbine blades that could shorten the installation cycle times and make installation safer for operators. The company was scouted via the maritime and port accelerator innovation platform PortXL where Van Oord is…