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Pondera Consult has developed a visualisation screen which allows the viewer to experience how a future wind farm will look in the landscape from many viewpoints. By using a large (6×2.5 meters) curved screen, the panoramic images can be viewed in the correct perspective. The size of the screen also solves the ‘scale […]
Pondera Consult has been asked by Siemens to provide permit management services for the installation of the offshore wind turbines at the Dutch Noordoostpolder wind farm. Siemens is currently constructing 48 wind turbines in the IJsselmeer lake. Pondera Consult’s role is to support Siemens with permit-technical issues and compliancy requirements. Noordoostpolder wind project consists of […]
Pondera Consult has won a contract to carry out an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for lots VI and VII in the Hollandse Kust (west) offshore wind energy area in the Dutch North Sea. Pondera will manage the environmental impact assessment, the appropriate assessment, and the assessment for the protection of species in the context of […]
Dutch transmission system operator TenneT has selected Arcadis and Pondera to carry out an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and provide permit applications with associated investigations for high-voltage connections which will link the IJmuiden Ver wind farm to the grid. The two subsea high-voltage connections will each have the capacity to bring 2GW of energy to land, the […]
The Netherlands-based Pondera Consult and the Scottish Oldbaum have established a partnership dedicated to offshore and onshore wind measurements.
Grontmij and Pondera Consult will carry out preparatory studies for the call for tender by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs for allotments III and IV of the Borssele offshore wind farm. When completed, Borssele will deliver sustainable energy to 1.4 million households and will be one of the world’s largest offshore wind energy sites. […]
Pondera Consult, together with Arcadis, has been asked by TenneT (TSO) to support the entire EIA process for the offshore grid connection of offshore wind farms located in the wind development area “Borssele”. The Ministry of Economic Affairs decided in 2014 that wind development area “Borssele” would be the first area to be developed with […]
BLIX Consultancy and Pondera Consult have carried out a study on the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCoE) of future offshore wind farm sites in the Netherlands.
A consortium consisting of Oldbaum Services, Pondera Consult, Whiffle and Deltares will support the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) by conducting a Wind Resource Assessment (WRA) for the Hollandse Kust (noord) (HKN) wind farm zone.
Arcadis and Pondera Consult will carry out a strategic study into the various possibilities to transport the energy from future large-scale offshore wind farms in the Dutch North Sea to the national grid.
Transmission systems operator TenneT has contracted Arcadis and Pondera Consult to carry out an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of an offshore grid which will deliver electricity generated at the 700MW Hollandse Kust Noord offshore wind farm zone to the Dutch grid.
The Netherlands commission for environmental assessment has issued a positive recommendation on the Environmental Impact Report of the Hollandse Kust (noord) and the Hollandse Kust (west Alpha) grid connections. Pondera Consult, together with Arcadis, provided the EIR and the necessary studies. The Hollandse Kust (noord) wind farm will be located about 18.5 kilometers offshore. The Hollandse […]
As of today (4 April), Dutch consultancy and engineering company Grontmij goes under the name Sweco Nederland. Grontmij was acquired by Sweco on October 1, 2015. ”We were already part of the Sweco family and are proud that we now carry the name,” said Ton de Jong, CEO of Sweco Nederland. Sweco said that, through the acquisition, it can […]
An offshore wind turbine with a capacity of 6MW will be installed and tested in Eemshaven. The 2B6 turbine uses two instead of three blades, which are mounted on the rear side of the turbine (downwind). The turbine is expected to power to 5,000 households within a period of 15 years. The aim of the project is to demonstrate […]
A recent news item on the Dutch BNR Nieuwsradio covering the results of German-American research by the Max-Planck Institute on the efficiency of wind generation published in the scientific publication PNAS has caused surprise and concern among the Dutch wind energy industry. With a new political debate on wind energy in the Netherlands planned for […]
Article update: Further details about the contract. Wind Minds have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Korean company Doarm Engineering to develop offshore wind farms in South Korea, according to Hans Rijntalder, a renewable energy consultant and founder of Pondera Consult, one of four companies that form Wind Minds. Rijntalder told Offshore WIND that the MoU arose […]
On October 24, the Concept Scoping Report for the Dutch offshore wind site off the town of Borssele was published for public consultation. This concept scoping report has been prepared by Pondera Consult and Grontmij and describes what the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) will examine. The objective of the EIA is to accurately describe the environmental impact of […]
Four Dutch and German consultancies in the field of offshore renewable energy have teamed up and established a new international consultancy company Wind Minds with the objective to combine all their expertise and experience in developing and building new offshore wind farms in North West Europe, America and Asia. One of their first targets are […]
Pondera Consult has recently developed a unique ‘life size visual screen’. This new screen creates the possibility to show photo and video visuals of new wind energy developments on a ‘what you see is what you get’ basis. Through its size and special curved screen, the viewer can experience what the actual visual impact of […]
The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) has awarded a group of 13 Dutch companies and research bodies a framework contract to support RVO.nl with collecting site data for future offshore wind farm zones in the Netherlands.
The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs has released an additional call for tenders, related to the recently announced seabed soil investigation at the country’s areas identified as offshore wind sites. The Ministry issued a European tender for a Representative of the Dutch State during soil investigations in the North Sea, aboard the vessels or site of contractors […]
Pat Rabbitte, Irish Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources this morning addressed the Irish Wind Energy Asssociation (IWEA) Conference with the following speech: Thank you for your invitation to deliver the keynote address at today’s Autumn Conference of the Irish Wind Energy Association on the occasion of your organisation being in operation for 20 […]