Tag Archive for Onshore wind

Scalda certifies first trainees ‘Wind turbine Maintenance’ course

Seven trainees of the new course on wind turbine maintenance at the Scalda educational institute in Zeeland, received their certificates on May 27. With this MBO (intermediate educational level), level 4, certificate they can start working in the wind energy market. Some of the trainees have already found a job. It concerns a six-month course.…

Energy consumption from wind rose with 4 percent in 2018

The energy consumption from sustainable energy sources in the Netherlands in 2018 was 7.4 percent of the total energy consumption. Biomass played a major role. Wind energy showed a stable growth of 4 %. This is the conclusion by the CBS (Statistics Netherlands). In 2017, the energy consumption from sustainable energy sources was 6.6 percent.…

Kenz Figee designs innovative up-tower crane

Kenz Figee has designed and built a new innovative up-tower crane for LiftWerx, a Canadian specialist in alternative lifting solutions for wind turbine corrective repairs. The new crane, the GenHookTM , is designed to perform major corrective repairs in wind turbine nacelles. The Dutch supplier and service provider of tailor-made cranes and lifting solutions worked…

TenneT issues new Green Bond of 1.25 billion Euro

TenneT Holding B.V. announced yesterday, 20 May, that it has issued a new Green Bond with a value of 1.25 billion Euro. The issue of Green Bond is split in two tranches. A first of 500 million Euro with a term of 11 years and coupon of 0.875% and a second of 750 million Euro…

Zeewolde Wind Farm to deploy Enercon new EP3 turbines

Wind Park Zeewolde B.V. (WPZ) has signed a contract with German wind turbine manufacturer Enercon for the supply of 74 of Enercon’s new EP3 type turbines and 9 turbines of the existing EP2. In addition, a long-term Operations and Maintenance contract is closed. The largest EP3 turbines are 4.2 MW and have a tip height…

Update SDE+ Autumn 2018 and SDE+ Spring 2019 rounds

During the SDE+ Spring 2019 subsidy application round, RVO.nl received applications for 43 wind energy projects with a combined power of 143 MW. The total subsidy claim for these projects is 309 million Euro. Interested parties could submit their applications for subsidies between March 12 and April 4. RVO.nl received applications for a total of…

Atlas Professionals partners up with ECHT Community in wind

Atlas Professionals joined the ECHT community as an exclusive Partner for the on- and offshore wind sector in the Netherlands. The active partnership will enable Atlas Professionals and ECHT to share complimentary knowledge and competences to the wind industry to contribute to a smart and sustainable climate and energy transition. With the wind sector growing…

Record amount of future new wind energy capacity financed in Europe in 2018

Europe invested €27bn in new onshore and offshore wind farms in Europe in 2018. Cost reduction contributed to a record of future new wind energy capacity being financed with an amount similar to previous years. This is one of the conclusions of WindEurope’s annual ‘Financing and Investment Trends’ report. Wind energy got 60% of all the new…