Onshore

Weijerswold Wind Farm fully operational

The 4 wind turbines in Weijerswold Wind Farm have been formally handed over by the turbine supplier to the wind farm operators Windunie and Pure Energie. This means that the wind farm near Weijerswold, in the municipality of Coevorden, has been officially put into operation. Together, the 4 turbines are expected to annually generate approximately…

Enexis to invest 941 million euros in the Dutch energy grid in 2021

Dutch grid manager Enexis Netbeheer intends to invest a record amount of 941 million euros in the Dutch energy grid in 2021. The investments will be used to keep the grid safe, reliable and future-proof and to work towards a sustainable energy system to ensure that the 2030 targets from the Climate Agreement can be…

2020 shows record year in added wind capacity in the Netherlands

2020 saw a record in added wind energy capacity in the Netherlands, according to Windstats. In 2020, 2,261 MW was added, almost seven times as many as the year before. The 2020 target for onshore wind, set in the 2013 Energy Agreement, has however not been achieved. As of 1 January 2021, there are 2,610…

107 MW of wind energy capacity claimed in SDE++ 2020 round

The first opening round for the expanded SDE ++ (subsidy Sustainable Energy Transition) scheme resulted in 4,112 subsidy applications. A budget claim of € 6.4 billion was made; more than the available budget of 5 billion euros. Solar PV stands out with a budget claim of nearly 2.4 billion euros. The requested budget for wind…

Vermeer Wind Farm entered testing phase

The Vermeer Wind Farm entered the testing phase after the last of 20 turbines was installed in December. Contractor Dura Vermeer is now wrapping up the site cleaning activities. The wind farm is to be handed over to the owner at the end of Q1 2021. The wind farm is located near Veendam, in the…

GE turbines selected for Strekdammen Wind Farm

Financial close for the Strekdammen Wind Farm in Eemshavenwas reached at the end of 2020. Construction of the two wind turbines will start soon. The choice fell on turbines from GE Renewable Energy (GE). Together they have a capacity of 11 MW. Completion is expected in mid-2022. Strekdammen is a project of Pondera and Rebel…

Wijchen Municipal Executive positive about wind farm in Bijsterhuizen

Last week, the Wijchen Municipal Executive made a positive decision to cooperate in principle with the realisation of a wind farm near Bijsterhuizen, in the province of Gelderland. In a next step, the city council has to make a decision about the project. The wind farm is an initiative of local entrepreneurs from Wijchen, united…

Aratis carries out Windplanblauw construction management

Aratis, advisors in procurement, contract management and process management services, will carry out the complete construction management of the wind project Windplanblauw, which consists of a nearshore and onshore part. The company has signed an agreement with the developers Vattenfall and SwifterwinT. Windplanblauw concerns a repowering project that will consist of 37 wind turbines on…

Vestas supplies SwifterwinT op Land turbines

Vestas has received the turbine supply order for the SwifterwinT op Land Wind Farm. The company will supply 37 of its V162-5.6 MW turbines. The order has a total capacity of 207 MW. The announcement follows almost a week after the project reached financial close. SwifterwinT op Land is the onshore part of the repowering…