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  • 28 November 2013

    Last week TNO Maritime & Offshore attended the Korea-The Netherlands Joint Seminar on The Installation of Offshore Wind Energy Farms in Seoul, Korea. After the seminar, which was jointly organized by the Korea Wind Energy Industry Association (KWEIA) and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, TNO Maritime & Offshore became a member of […]

  • 28 February 2017
    Authorities, Environment, R&D

    CSA Ocean Sciences, Oasis, and Dutch company TNO Maritime & Offshore have been awarded a contract from the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) for a project related to underwater noise during offshore wind construction offshore activities.

  • 19 June 2013

    Currently most of the licences for offshore wind farm development zones are granted with a lease period of 20 to 25 years. As a consequence the turbines have to be built to last for at least that period. There are several elements that can affect the life span of a turbine once it is installed […]

  • 3 August 2020
    R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    A floating solar demonstration project to be installed within the Hollandse Kust Noord offshore wind farm site will be constructed in 2025, according to TNO, the Dutch organization for applied scientific research. TNO will work on research and demonstration of offshore solar energy in the new offshore wind farm together with CrossWind, a Shell-Eneco consortium […]

  • 15 April 2011
    Training & Education

    Last week employees of Ecofys, TNO and Siemens have attended the OWEBS course.   (dhtc) [mappress] Source: dhtc, April 15, 2011

  • 10 October 2019
    R&D

    The first blade for the prototype GE Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine has arrived at Maasvlakte, according to the live webcam feed at the Port of Rotterdam. LM Wind Power is producing the 107m blades for the prototype turbine at its plant in Cherbourgh, France. According to ECN, part of TNO,  the measurement mast and the scanning LiDAR have been […]

  • 7 December 2013
    R&D, Technology

    Since 2010 Fistuca BV, a spin-off of the TU Eindhoven, Van Oord and TNO, have been developing BLUE Piling Technology, an innovative method of driving hollow piles into the seafloor that is quieter and more cost effective than traditional methods. This revolutionary offshore piling method, BLUE Piling, is currently being tested at scale at Van […]

  • 17 January 2019
    R&D, Technology

    The ECN part of TNO, KNMI (the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute), and Whiffle, a Delft University of Technology spin-off, are releasing the new Dutch Offshore Wind Atlas on Thursday, 17 January. The Dutch Offshore Wind Atlas (DOWA) is said to include an unprecedented level of detail where the wind is mapped up-to 600m in height and […]

  • 11 March 2016

    The long term employment prospects within the offshore wind industry lie with the Operation and Maintenance work that will keep the turbines producing electricity for the next 20+ years.  Hundreds of men and women will be climbing up the towers from boats, or down from helicopter dropping areas, into the nacelles for a long time […]

  • 20 June 2017

    The Offshore WIND Conference 2017 programme has been announced in further detail. As well as the very first speakers from Siemens, Falck, TNO, and the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment.

  • 14 July 2017

    Offshore WIND Conference is proud to confirm Pieter van Oord, the Chief Executive Officer of Van Oord, as one of the speakers during this year’s conference held at Amsterdam RAI on 9 and 10 October.

  • 29 August 2013
    R&D, Technology

    Fistuca has announced that it had finished a series of successful near-shore piling tests with a 2.2m prototype. Two piles have been driven, a Ø2.2 meter open-ended pile and a Ø0.7 meter closed-ended pile. Extensive measurements of underwater sound levels and pile driving properties have been performed. The company collaborated with Van Oord Offshore Wind […]

  • 18 September 2017

    Offshore WIND Conference is proud to confirm Lars Kristensen, Senior Vice President of Bladt Industries, as one of the speakers during this year’s conference held at Amsterdam RAI on 9 and 10 October.

  • 26 November 2019
    Technology

    Siemens Gamesa has launched the Wake Adapt feature which adjusts the heading of individual offshore wind turbines, directing the wind which flows off the individual machine in a different direction than what normally occurs. This resulting shift in direction of the wind turbine wake away from downstream wind turbines allows an increase in overall wind […]

  • 4 April 2019
    Environment, Wind Farm Update

    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 […]

  • 20 January 2019

    Siemens Gamesa Launches 10+ MW Offshore Wind Turbine Siemens Gamesa has launched the SG 10.0-193 DD, the company’s first 10+ MW offshore wind turbine. GE Haliade-X 12MW Prototype Finds Home in Rotterdam GE Renewable Energy and Future Wind, a joint venture of Pondera Development and Sif, have signed an agreement to install the first Haliade-X 12MW wind […]

  • 1 October 2018
    Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Heerema Marine Contractors’ vessel Aegir has installed the Delft Offshore Turbine (DOT) at the Princess Amalia offshore wind farm (Prinses Amaliawindpark) in the Netherlands.

  • 15 March 2016
    Technology

    Dutch research institute TNO has measured underwater noise levels during pile driving trials conducted by Fistuca on a testpile, during which BLUE Hammer device demonstrated that very low noise levels can be achieved. All underwater sound levels measured during these tests were far below the most stringent industry limits that currently apply (in German waters), […]

  • 6 February 2020
    R&D

    The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has allocated EUR 1.1 million for research into large-scale offshore wind production, offshore storage and transport alternatives.

  • 20 June 2016
    Authorities

    The Netherlands Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Association (NOGEPA), the Netherlands Wind Energy Association (NWEA), the Dutch Foundation for Nature Conservation and Environmental Protection, TenneT and the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) have signed a Declaration of Coordination and Cooperation in the North Sea Region. The organisations, which signed the agreement for closer […]

  • 8 February 2018
    R&D, Technology

    Six companies and research institutes from the Netherlands have started developing the world’s first sea-based floating solar farm under a project called Solar-at-Sea which, in the long run, eyes using the space available between wind turbines for photovoltaic panels to increase the energy output of offshore wind farms per square kilometre. 

  • 13 September 2019
    R&D, Technology

    DOB-Academy has shared a video showing the removal of the Delft Offshore Turbine (DOT) as part of the Slip Joint Offshore Research project. The DOT unit was installed at Eneco’s Princess Amalia offshore wind farm (Prinses Amaliawindpark) in the Dutch North Sea in June 2018. The installation was conducted via a Slip Joint connection, which means the […]

  • 16 December 2013

    Alstom Dives in French Offshore Wind Opportunities Alstom has announced the signature of an exclusive partnership agreement with STX France, during a meeting of the Region Pays de la Loire strategic committee on marine energies that was held in Nantes on December 6. Dutch Companies Developing Innovative Pile-Driving Technology  Since 2010 Fistuca BV, a spin-off […]

  • 27 March 2019
    R&D

    A new research project is looking into ways to remove monopile foundations in a sustainable way. Currently, offshore monopiles are removed by cutting them off several metres below the seabed, which leaves behind tonnes of steel buried in the seabed. The Hydraulic Pile Extraction Scale Tests (HyPE-ST) project aims at developing innovative and smart technology […]

  • 5 June 2020
    R&D

    A European project coordinated by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has been completed with a new tool introduced to reduce the impact of crew transfer in rough waters on wellbeing of offshore wind workers. Along with the sail/no sail decision-support tool for marine coordinators, the project also resulted in a new understanding of seasickness […]

  • 22 September 2017

    The first Anglo-Dutch Offshore Wind Roundtable Discussion was held on 20 September at the British Ambassador’s Residence in The Hague. The event saw key organisations and major offshore wind players come together to discuss several topics that have a great influence on the installed capacity as well as the project pipeline of future development of offshore wind in both countries.