Tag Archive for wind energy

Green light for N33 Wind Farm

The N33 Wind Farm, to rise near Veendam, in the province of Groningen, gets the green light. In a judgement today, May 29, the Administrative Jurisdiction Division of the Council of State ruled the appeal against N33 Wind Farm to be unfounded. A total of 20 appealants lodged an appeal against the integration (inpassingsplan) and…

Microsoft to purchase 90 MW from Borssele 3 & 4 offshore wind farm

Starting 2020, Microsoft Corporation will purchase 90 MW from the 731.5 MW Borssele 3 & 4 offshore wind farm to power its datacenters. It signed an agreement with Eneco for 15 years. This is Microsoft’s second purchase of wind energy in the Netherlands in a year. In November 2017 it announced that it will purchase all…

Energy park near Utrecht one step closer

The municipality of Utrecht has plans to facilitate the development of up to 11 wind turbines and 227 hectares of solar parks in the Rijnenburg and Reijerscop polders near Utrecht. On april 3, the Municipal Executive of Utrecht presented a draft proposal for this energy park which could potentially provide 96,000 local households in the…

Seaway Strashnov installs offshore substation at Deutsche Bucht

On April 4, the heavy lift vessel Seaway Strashnov installed the offshore substation at the 269 MW Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm, located 100 kilometres from the German mainland in the German Exclusive Economic Zone.  As general contractor Van Oord was responsible for the manufacturing and installation of the unmanned offshore substation. Both the jacket foundation…

Europe’s National Energy and Climate Plans insufficient for 2030 target

Today, at the WIndEurope conference & exhibition in Bilbao, Spain, WindEurope released its analysis of Europe’s draft National Energy & Climate Plans (NECPs). According to the association, a first assessment of the first drafts shows that the NECPs are insufficient to deliver the EU’s 32% renewables target for 2030. The 2030 National Energy and Climate…

Windunie – developing with and for the community

When in 1998 the energy market was liberalised in the Netherlands, all of the sudden wind turbine owners were free to choose who they wanted to sell their electricity to, just like the energy companies in turn had the right to refuse. This completely changed the energy market. Axel Posthumus saw an opportunity and started…

Financial close for repowering project Wind Farm Etten-Leur

The five wind turbines of wind farm Etten-Leur will be replaced by 3 new wind turbines from Vestas. The 5 original turbines were built 17 years ago by a family. Now, the grandchildren are in charge of the repowering project. On February 14, a contract was signed for the purchase and maintenance of three new…

Belgian offshore wind farm Norther produces first electricity

On February 26, Belgian offshore wind farm Norther produced its first power. Norther is located approximately 23 kilometres from the Belgian port of Zeebruges. It has a total capacity of 370 MW, produced by 44 MHI Vestas wind turbines, type V164-8.0 MW. Once fully operational, planned for this summer, the wind farm is able to…