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Blue Cluster and Flemish Government sign cluster pact

On Friday 15 February, the Blue Cluster (De Blauwe Cluster) signed a cluster pact with the Flemish Government. The pact establishes the engagement of the spearhead cluster, the cluster members and the Flemish Government. The Flemish Government sees the potential of a blue economy and therefore wants to engage more in innovative initiatives in and…

The future of offshore wind at Maritime Energy Transition event 2019

On 14 March, the annual Maritime Energy Transition (MET) Event will take place at the VNAB building in Rotterdam. During this second edition, industry specialists will discuss the role of the maritime industry in the energy transition. With the urge for drastic steps in creating a more sustainable energy system, how does this impact the…

Shell, innogy and Stiesdal Offshore Technologies take final investment decision floating wind

Shell, innogy SE and Stiesdal Offshore Technologies A/S (SOT) have taken the final investment decision on the €18 million ‘TetraSpar’ floating foundation demonstration project. This is a next step in floating wind. The demonstration project will be tested off the Norwegian coast in 2020. TetraSpar modular floating foundation The TetraSpar is an innovation by SOT.…

Boskalis to perform inter-array cable repair activities

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) announced today it has signed a subsea cable integrity contract. The contract includes inter-array cable repair and replacement activities an offshore wind farm. Boskalis did not disclose the name of the offshore wind farm. The contract carries a value of approximately EUR 80 million. Boskalis will utilize three anchored barge…

Europe adds 2.6 GW offshore wind in 2018

Europe added 2.6 GW of offshore wind capacity during 2018. This is an 18% increase with 2017. Offshore wind now represents 2% of all the electricity consumed in Europe. This is the conclusion of the report, ‘Offshore Wind in Europe – Key trends and statistics 2018’ that was released by WindEurope this week.  15 new…

Belgium proposes 4 GW offshore wind and 4.2 GW onshore wind by 2030

During a workshop organised by EUFORES (European Forum for Renewable Energy Sources), in cooperation with the federal parliament of Belgium, the draft text of the Belgian National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) was presented. In this draft Belgium promises a total renewables target of 18.3% for 2030. For 2020 the country’s renewable energy target is…

Vakbladen.com expands wind portfolio

As of 23 january 2019, Dutch publishing house Vakbladen.com has officially acquired the online news site Windenergie-Nieuws.nl. Windenergie-Nieuws.nl informs the Dutch speaking community of professionals, companies and organisations on the developments of onshore and offshore wind energy in the home country and the main developments worldwide. Acquisition WindEnergie-Nieuws.nl & cooperation WindNieuws Vakbladen.com has acquired Windenergie-nieuws.nl…

Main Dutch 2020 energy and climate targets likely out of reach

The report ‘Kortetermijnraming voor emissies en energie in 2020’, (short-term estimates of greenhouse gas emissions in 2020), that was released by the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) today, concludes that 3 Dutch 2020 energy and climate targets are likely not going to be reached in time. The estimate was conducted in cooperation with research centre…

Matchmaking Day TKI Wind op Zee 2019

On 14 February 2019, TKI Wind op Zee (Top consortium for Knowledge and Innovation Offshore Wind) organises, in cooperation with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), the annual Matchmaking Day TKI Wind op Zee. Offshore wind is critical to a successful energy transition in the Netherlands. TKI Wind op Zee stimulates, connects and supports Dutch organisations…