More than 25 Pct of Offshore Wind Platforms in EU Designed by Dutch Engineering Company

Dutch engineering company Iv has designed more than a quarter of all offshore wind platforms in the European Union, the company said on 9 July, citing offshore wind statistics from a WindEurope report.

A map showing locations of offshore projects on which Iv has been contracted for platform design
A map of Iv’s offshore projects; Image courtesy of Iv

Of the 19 GW of offshore wind energy the EU had installed at the end of 2023, Iv has worked on offshore platforms for around 5 GW of projects.

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The engineering company’s designs can be seen, among others, at offshore grid connection sites for Dutch 1.4 GW Borssele offshore wind farms, the Borssele Alpha and Beta platforms, as well as German offshore grid connections DolWin1 and HelWin2 where Iv delivered the design of the Dolwin Alpha (800 MW) and Helwin Beta (680 MW) platforms.

The company is also working on two platforms for TenneT’s new grid connections in the North Sea: IJmuiden Ver Beta and IJmuiden Ver Gamma, currently the largest converter platforms in the world, with a capacity of 2 GW each. Iv will also design one of the platforms for a new offshore wind area in the Netherlands, Nederwiek.

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“Iv is the only engineering company in the Netherlands with this level of experience and expertise,” the company said in a press release on 9 July.

Outside the Netherlands, Iv is working on three platforms that will be installed in the German Baltic Sea: Ostwind 3 and Gennaker East and West. The company has also secured a contract for the Thor offshore wind farm in Denmark.

And outside the EU, Iv designed the platform for the Sofia offshore wind farm in the UK, which will be installed this year.

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The Dutch company will also provide the design for 3.4 GW of AC modules for Princess Elisabeth Energy Island off the coast of Belgium.


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