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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.
International recruitment company Quanta Consultancy Services has launched its subsidiary in the Netherlands, as the offshore wind activity in the Borssele and Hollandse Kust zones is upcoming, along with the country’s expansions plans for energy from waste, tidal and solar energy.
The outcome of the first subsidy-free offshore wind tender set up in the Netherlands gives confidence for future tenders in the country, however, there is no guarantee that these can also be realised without a subsidy, according to Eric Wiebes, the country’s Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate.
The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy examined a total of four applications for a permit to construct the Hollandse Kust (zuid) I & II offshore wind zone without subsidies.
The Netherlands will reveal the winner of the permit to build and operate the Borssele V Innovation Site by the end of April.
The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) has launched a tender for the supply of metocean data for the Hollandse Kust (noord) wind farm zone.
VBMS has expanded its subsea cable storage and handling capacity with new facilities at the port of Vlissingen and at the port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
The Netherlands is serious about renewables and has ambitious plans for the development of offshore wind capacity which could lead to the country becoming one of the largest markets for offshore wind, Jasper Vis, Country Manager for Ørsted Netherlands (formerly DONG Energy Netherlands), said.
Following the article about Ørsted’s participation in the upcoming Hollandse Kust I & II tender, Offshore WIND spoke with Jasper Vis, the company’s country manager for the Netherlands who said that the final decision on whether to bid at the tender has not yet been made.
Dutch researchers are working on a new atlas featuring accurate information about North Sea winds for use in wind energy applications.
This year Offshore WIND Magazine will be looking at the offshore wind hub ports. These are ports that have either become newly established as offshore wind ports or existing ports already serving the industry that grown beyond most people’s expectations in the past seven years. These hubs can be either a single port or a group of neighbouring ports able to provide the complete base support for range of services from project pre-construction surveys to wind farm operation and maintenance.
The House of Representatives of the Netherlands has voted in favour of carrying out further research to determine if new offshore wind farms can be added to increase the country’s target of having a total of 4.45GW of offshore wind generation capacity commissioned by 2023.
The Dutch government has designated two additional strips of sea area for offshore wind infrastructure to allow for the realisation of offshore wind projects at Hollandse Kust Zuid (1,400MW) and Hollandse Kust Noord (700MW). The aim of this move is to cut the offshore wind cost by enabling construction closer to the coast. Namely, the newly designated […]
What are the latest offshore wind developments in the Netherlands, the country originally known for its strong heritage in traditional windmills? Find out in a webinar which will be organized by the Department for International Trade (DIT) Netherlands. During this webinar, you will get an overview of the current offshore wind situation, on the multiple […]
Investing in a package containing offshore wind, sun and bioheat is almost EUR 1 billion cheaper for Dutch consumers than biomass co-firing, according to a report commissioned by Nature & Environment (Natuur & Milieu) and Eneco, which called on the Dutch government for an additional 700MW of offshore wind farms to replace the co-firing of biomass in […]
Van Oord has appointed two new Area Directors as part of the company’s Management Committee, which consists of the Executive Board and the Area and Staff Directors. Ronald Schinagl, the present Area Director America & Africa, will assume the position of the new Area Director Netherlands from 1 September. He succeeds Jan Schaart who will be retiring at the […]
Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs has invited tenders for certification of site studies at the Hollandse Kust wind farm zones. An agreement will be signed with a tenderer who is able to carry out the certification of various site studies that will be performed at the offshore wind farm zones Hollandse Kust Zuid (South Holland Coast) and […]
Dutch Ministers Schultz van Haegen (Ministry of Infrastructure & the Environment) and Kamp (Ministry of Economic Affairs) opened a new hydraulic research facility, one of a kind in the world, Deltares’ Delta Flume in Delft. The Delta Flume will be the location for full-scale studies of the effects of extreme waves on dikes and offshore structures – […]
GEOxyz strengthens its presence in The Netherlands and Germany with the appointment of Willem Fontein as a dedicated Area Manager for the region. Willem has over 10 years of experience within sector and comes with a particularly strong background in hydrographic and geophysical systems and services. Willem has spent time as a Geologist / Geophysicist, […]
The Dutch Senate has adopted a new law on offshore wind energy, thus making a crucial step in the transition to a more sustainable energy mix. Offshore wind energy is one of the main pillars of the Dutch Energy Agreement (Energieakkoord). The European target of 14% of renewable energy by 2020 requires some catching up, […]
The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) has announced that on April 1, 2015, a new tender for the Demonstration of Energy Innovation (DEI) will be open. With DEI, applicants have the chance to get funding for demonstrations (investment projects) of products, processes or services. The funding is available for projects in which innovative technologies are applied to save […]
In a study released yesterday, Ecofys assessed the economic impact of Dutch offshore wind energy. Commissioned by the Dutch Top consortium Knowledge and Innovation Offshore Wind Energy (TKI-WoZ), the study finds that offshore wind energy has so far created 2150 full-time jobs and generated a turnover of 900 million euro in 2014. The ambition of […]
Wind energy, and notably offshore wind energy, is the subject of a hot debate in the Netherlands. The Dutch Top consortium Knowledge and Innovation Offshore Wind Energy (TKI-WoZ) commissioned Ecofys and CE Delft to carry out a study that addresses the key discussion items in the societal and political debate. While proponents of offshore wind […]
UK Trade & Investment in the Netherlands is organising an Offshore Wind Trade Mission to the Netherlands on the 29th & 30th October 2014. The mission will bring together Dutch and British supply chain companies, developers and foundation & turbine manufacturers to investigate potential partnerships and upcoming opportunities in the offshore wind sector in both […]
Next year’s Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference will be held on 13 & 14 October 2015. Save the date and join tens of thousands international professionals again at the meeting place for the offshore industry in Amsterdam. Offshore Energy is an annual event focused on the complete offshore energy industry. It covers both the exploration […]
On 23 March, a day before the 3rd Nuclear Security Summit, the Netherlands and China re-affirmed their cooperation in the Energy sector, including research. The Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, Henk Kamp, and Chairman of the Chinese National Energy Administration, Wu Xinxiong, in the presence of Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Chinese president Xi Jinping, signed […]