Tag Archive for Onshore wind

Part revenue Krammer WF invested in local carbon storage

Energy cooperatives Zeeuwind, Deltawind and farmers’ organisation ZLTO join forces in a carbon storage project in the area surrounding the onshore wind farm Krammer. The pilot should lead to a direct local reduction of CO2 emissions. Part of the revenue from the wind farm, which was officially opened in May 2019, will be invested in the…

First turbine in Kabeljauwbeek Wind Farm installed

Eneco is realising in the municipality of Woensdrecht, nearby the Belgian border, the  Kabeljauwbeek Wind Farm. This week, the first out of 5 wind turbines has been installed. The construction activities in the wind farm started in August 2019. It will comprise 5 Nordex, type N117/3600, wind turbines. They each have a hub height of…

Green light for Koningspleij WF

This week the Council of State ruled positively on the zoning plan, the environmental permit and water permit for the Koningspleij Wind Farm. The initiators can now proceed with the construction of 4 wind turbines near Arnhem. The Council previously ruled against the realisation of the wind farm. According to the Council, the initiators of…

WindEurope launches online info hub on impacts COVID-19

WindEurope, the European wind energy association, launched an online information hub today that informs on the impacts of COVID-19 on the wind industry. The wind energy association responds to the dynamic developments around the pandemic, The hub details all impacts of COVID-19 on the wind supply chain, changes in Government energy policies and Government measures to…

NWEA warns for wrong turbine choice in Regional Energy Strategies

While at the moment the draft Regional Energy Strategies (RES) are being drawn, the Dutch wind energy association NWEA warns for a potentially wrong choice of wind turbine to base calculations on. According to the wind energy association it has received several signs that 3 MW wind turbines, the currently most installed onshore wind turbine,…

Proper blade maintenance for optimal turbine performance

Blades have been the so-called ‘underdog’ in wind energy for a long time. Its use was practical but not seen by definition as a vital element. Only later did the industry became aware of its importance in the energy production of a wind turbine. Dutch blade inspection and repair specialist Redak has witnessed this process…

Mitsubishi and Chubu Electric Power complete acquisition Eneco

The consortium of Mitsubishi Corporation and Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. officially completed the full acquisition of all Eneco shares today. All 44 municipal shareholders of Eneco (which together hold 100% of the Eneco shares) have agreed to the proposed sale. With the approval of the Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate in the Netherlands,…

Rabobank Project Finance on financing wind projects in rapidly changing times

When the first offshore wind farm was built in Dutch waters, no one at that time would have been able to foresee how quickly the price per megawatt hour would drop. Neither did the Rabobank. A conversation with Marc Schmitz and Pieter Plantinga, managing director and executive director respectively at Rabobank’s project finance department, responsible…