Onshore

All foundations at De Rietvelden Wind Farm ready

The installation of all four foundations for the wind turbines at De Rietvelden Wind Farm, located on and near business park De Rietvelden in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, have been completed. Preparations are now being made for the transport and arrival of the large wind turbine components. The concrete was poured for the final foundation in the middle…

Hardewijk first municipality to be awarded SDE ++ subsidy for wind turbines

Last week, the municipality of Harderwijk and the water board Waterschap Vallei en Veluwe were awarded SDE++ subsidy for the realization of three wind turbines on the Lorentz industrial estate in Hardewijk. This makes Harderwijk the first municipality to receive an SDE++ subsidy for a wind energy project. The municipality of Hardewijk and Waterschap Vallei…

Greenport Venlo Wind Farm reaches financial close

Greenport Venlo Wind Farm reaches financial close

Greenchoice, Windunie and ABN Amro Energy Transition Fund have reached financial close for Greenport Venlo Wind Farm with the help of ING and its Groenbank. In addition, the main contractors have also been announced. Construction of the wind farm will start this summer. Dutch energy company Greenchoice, cooperative Windunie and ABN Amro Energy Transition are…

Large solar park to rise between Noordoostpolder wind turbines

In 2022 Dutch energy company HVC will realise a solar park between the existing wind turbines along the Noordermeerdijk in the Noordoostpolder. With a capacity of approximately 100 MW it will be one of the largest solar parks in the Netherlands. The Noordoostpolder municipality has designated the area between and immediately next to the wind…

Hazeldonk-West civil works contractors announced

Aannemingsmaatschappij Van Gelder and Loon- en Grondwerkbedrijf W. Huijbregts BV. have been selected to perform the the civil works for the Hazeldonk-West wind farm. The first works are scheduled for October this year. Hazeldonk-West wind farm is being developed and built by Business Center Treeport (BCT), Eneco and Pure Energie. Five wind turbines will be…

First turbine up at Ospeldijk WF

The first wind turbine at the Ospeldijk Wind Farm in the municipality of Nederweert, province of Limburg is standing. On 13 April 2021, the rotor was installed. Ospeldijk will feature four Nordex Delta 4000 N149 turbines. Ospeldijk Wind Farm is an initiative of the energy cooperative Zuidenwind and water company Waterleidingmaatschappij Limburg (WML) whereby WML…

DNV certifies C1 Wedge Connection

C1 Connections B.V. has received DNV certification for its C1 Wedge Connection™, a high-capacity, low-maintenance connection that can be used both in off- and onshore wind turbines as an alternative to bolted flange connections currently used in tubular steel wind turbine towers and foundations. As part of the certification process C1 Connections -together with Delft…

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…

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…