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GEOxyz to perform geophysical Survey for IJmuiden Ver

Belgian survey company GEOxyz BVBA has been awarded a contract from the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) to carry out the geophysical investigations at the Wind Farm Zone IJmuiden Ver. The geophysical investigations are required to obtain soil information at the wind farm zone which will be made available to all potential bidders in the future tenders. There…

First turbine installed in Geefsweer Wind Farm

This week, the first wind turbine was installed in Geefsweer Wind Farm, located between Wagenborgen and Delfzijl in the province of Groningen. The wind farm, with a total capacity of 60.2 MW, is expected to be completed in the first half of 2021. Geefsweer Wind Farm comprises 14 wind turbines in two line configurations. The…

BLIX to supervise soil investigation for IJmuiden Ver

Dutch consultancy BLIX has been commissioned by Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) to supervise the soil investigation for the 4 GW IJmuiden Ver Wind Farm Zone. The contract runs until the end of Q1 2022. Together with its partners Reynolds International, RPS Group and Wind Support, BLIX will obtain offshore soil data. RVO and BLIX will develop…

IHC and MARIN reach milestone in autonomous SOV project

Royal IHC and MARIN reached a milestone last week when they successfully completed the last phase of model testing in their autonomous service operation vessel (SOV) project. Royal IHC (IHC) and MARIN are working together on developing an autonomous SOV which should lead to improved (time) efficiency. IHC has developed technology that will allow one…

Visser & Smit Hanab signs agreement with Windmolens Groetpolder

Visser & Smit Hanab has signed an agreement with Windmolens Groetpolder II B.V. for the engineering, construction and delivery of 2 substations and a 10.5 km cable connection. The scope of works is part of a restructuring project of the Groetpolder wind farm which has been operating since 1999. Visser & Smit Hanab announced the…

25th turbine in Borssele 1&2 marks milestone for Ørsted

Danish energy company Ørsted reached a milestone when it recently completed the installation of the 25th wind turbine in the 752 MW Borssele 1&2 offshore wind farm. The turbine marked the 1,500th installed offshore wind turbine for Ørsted. Ørsted installed its very first offshore wind turbine in the Danish Vindeby project back in 1991. It concerned…

Eneco signs PPA with SwifterwinT

From 2023 onwards, Eneco will purchase the energy produced by 37 onshore wind turbines that are part of the Windplanblauw wind farm project in the Flevoland province. The Dutch energy company recently signed a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement with SwifterwinT. SwifterwinT is a collaboration of over 150 entrepreneurs, residents and turbine owners from the outskirts of…

Pondera and Rebel acquire Eemshaven wind project from YARD Energy

Renewable energy consultants Pondera and Rebel will acquire a wind project at the breakwaters in the Eemshaven from YARD ENERGY. It concerns two yet to be built wind turbines. The project will likely have an installed capacity between 10 to 12 MW and is due to become operational by mid-2022. YARD developed this project in…