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Van Oord receives Iberdrola Award in Spain

Van Oord was one of the companies who received an award during the Iberdrola RETO Awards for Supplier of the Year in Madrid, Spain. The company received the RETO Energy Transition award for its advances towards the energy transition. The Iberdrola RETO (Recuperación (Recovery), Energía (Energy), Transición (Transition) and ODS (SDGs)) Awards for Supplier of…

Eneco aims to nearly double solar & wind capacity in 5 years

Eneco released the financial figures for 2020 this week. In addition to showing a solid financial year, the Dutch energy company also announced its ambition to almost double the solar and wind capacity in the next 5 years. Eneco booked a solid year, despite the decrease of electricity demand (especially in the business segment) due…

Acta Marine completes Bard Offshore 1 maintenance campaign

Acta Marine completed a 3 year maintenance campaign on the German Bard Offshore 1 offshore wind farm. The company deployed its walk to work support vessel Acta Auriga for the campaign. Bard Offshore 1 was commissioned in 2013 and is the first commercial offshore wind farm in German waters. The 400 MW project is located…

OutSmart & Vestas to jointly maintain OWEZ

Wind farm owner NoordzeeWind has selected Vestas and Dutch-German OutSmart to operate and maintain its Offshore Wind farm Egmond aan Zee (OWEZ). The first Dutch offshore wind farm is now entering the later phase of its lifecycle. Vestas and OutSmart have now partnered to optimize its performance over this period. OWEZ was opened in 2007…

Pondera provides EIA advise for Estonian offshore wind farm

Dutch renewable energy consultancy Pondera will advise developer Saare Wind Energy on the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for their Saaremaa offshore wind farm in Estonian waters. The project could have an installed capacity of over 1,000 MW. The development of the Saaremaa project started in 2015. A maximum of 100 wind turbines are planned in…

Norges Bank Investment Management becomes co-owner of Borssele 1&2

Norges Bank Investment Management will be acquiring a 50 % ownership share of Ørsted’s 752 MW Borssele 1&2 Offshore Wind Farm. The two companies signed an agreement today. The total value of the transaction is approx. EUR 1.375 billion. Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) is the asset management division of Norges Bank, the Norwegian central…

Conclusion Mission Critical to safeguard OT environment for Borssele III & IV

The Blauwwind consortium has chosen IT service provider Conclusion Mission Critical for the operational management of the business-critical systems for the Borssele III & IV offshore wind farm, which was officially opened earlier this year. Conclusion Mission Critical was already closely involved as a consultant in the set-up of Blauwwind’s IT infrastructure, the company reports.…

New records set in wind and solar production in March

Several records were broken in the production of wind and solar energy in the Netherlands in March 2021. On 13 March, solar and wind even supplied almost 50 % of the Dutch electricity demand. This is evident from the monthly figures of Energieopwek.nl. The top ten of renewable energy production days now includes six days…

RWE confirms Sofia EPCI contract with Van Oord

RWE Renewables has contracted Van Oord for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of the monopile foundations and array cables for the 1.4 GW Sofia Offshore Wind Farm. Van Oord was already selected as preferred supplier for the works in December 2020. The definite contract has now been signed, following RWE’s financial investment decision…