Tag Archive for Onshore wind

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…

Long read: Developing wind onshore is an organic process

In 1995, Dutch entrepreneur Alfons Wispels founded Raedthuys to develop onshore wind energy. What started with a single turbine on a farmer’s grounds in Zeewolde, Flevoland, developed overtime into a mature company that currently owns and operates 70 wind turbines located all over the country, has another 60 granted and now also develops solar energy.…

Vattenfall completes first wind turbine in Energiepark Haringvliet Zuid

Vattenfall is currently building an energy parc in the Van Pallandtpolder in Haringvliet, near the town of Middelharnis in the municipality of Goeree-Overflakkee. In the first half of February the installation of the first of 6 turbines was completed. Energiepark Haringvliet Zuid is a combination of solar and wind energy. It will feature 124,000 solar…

Green light for repowering project Piet de Wit Wind Farm

On Wednesday, February 5, the Council of State ruled the appeal against the authorised environmental permit for the Piet de Wit wind farm unfounded. The initiators can now start with the repowering activities. The wind farm is located near Ooltgensplaat in the municipality of Goeree-Overflakkee and has been operating since 2003. The 12 old Vestas V66…