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Borssele III & IV delivers first electricity into the Dutch grid

This morning, 7 August 2020, the Borssele III & IV offshore wind farm delivered the first electricity to the Dutch grid. In total, 77 MHI Vestas V164-9.5 MW turbines are being installed in the wind farm. 36 of the 77 turbines are currently installed. Borssele III & IV is located approximately 22 km off the…

Appeal against 5 wind turbines by Eneco in Ritthem ruled unfounded

Eneco Wind has plans to realise 5 wind turbines at the Sloe seaport and industrial estate in Ritthem near Vlissingen-Oost. An objection has been lodged by a local resident against the plan and the environmental permit granted. On August 5, these objections were declared unfounded. By decision of 22 October 2019, the Municipal Executive of…

SPT Offshore bags contract for Chinese offshore wind farm

SPT Offshore will design and install the suction pile jacket foundations for an offshore wind farm in China. The Dutch company signed a collaboration contract with the Chinese engineering and construction company Fujian Yongfu Power Engineering at the end of July via a “cloud signing ceremony”. It concerns the Changle Waihai project. This offshore wind…

TenneT is scaling up investment in renewable energy connections

TenneT released its half year report at the end of last week. Beside showing a solid first half year of 2020, the grid operator also announced in a press release its intention to scale up its investment volume in renewable energy connections to 4 to 5 billion Euro annually within the next few years. TenneT…

NWB Bank and EKF join as new financial partners in Zeewolde Wind Farm

Dutch NWB Bank and Danish export credit insurer EKF have joined Rabobank as co-financers of Zeewolde Wind Farm. In June this year, it was announced that the financing of the 322 MW Zeewolde Wind Farm in the province of Flevoland was completed. Rabobank provided a subordinated loan and a project loan of around 500 million…

Pondera to carry out a wind feasibility study in Saba

Saba has the ambition to become a 100% sustainable energy island. Wind energy is one of the possible renewable energy sources that are being explored. Dutch consultancy Pondera will be carrying out a feasibility study for this purpose. Saba’s goal to become a 100% sustainable energy island was formulated in the 2019 Energy Sector Strategy.…

OHT enters turbine installation market with GustMSC designed vessels

Norwegian company OHT announced today it is entering the offshore wind turbine installation markt, through its wholly owned subsidiary VIND Offshore Installation AS. The heavy transport company entered into a binding Heads of Agreement with China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) in Jiangsu, China for the construction of two wind turbine installation vessels with options for…

Borssele Beta high-voltage ready for Borssele III, IV and V

The wind turbines in Borssele III & IV and V can be connected to TenneT’s high voltage grid one month earlier than planned. The grid operator announced today that the 700 MW connection, Borssele Beta, is ready. TenneT has received the “Grid Readiness” certification from DNV GL. This means that this offshore grid connection complies…

First contracts for Hollandse Kust (noord) been announced

After it was announced yesterday evening that CrossWind, a consortium of Eneco and Shell, has won the permit for the development of a wind farm in the Hollandse Kust (noord) wind area, the first contracts have now also been announced. Siemens Gamesa will supply the turbines and Van Oord will construct the wind farm. Van…