Tag Archive for Onshore 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,…

Enexis Netbeheer will add 5000 MW of wind and solar to the grid

Dutch Distribution System Operator (DSO) Enexis Netbeheer is expecting to double the capacity of grid connections for wind and solar in the coming years. Currently the DSO has around 2,649 MW connected to its grid. Calculations made by the company show another 5,000 MW will likely be added over the next years. The number of…

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…

First wind turbine installed at Wieringermeer Wind Farm

On Tuesday, June 25, the first wind turbine at Wieringermeer Wind Farm was installed. Developer Vattenfall announced this milestone on its social media channels. In total, the wind farm in the Wieringermeer, in the province of Noord-Holland will comprise 82 wind turbines. The wind turbines are delivered by German wind turbine manufacturer Nordex. It concerns…

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…