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Bluestream bags additional contract for Gemini OWF

Bluestream received a contract to inspect above water support structures in the Gemini Offshore Wind Farm which has been operational since 2017. The contract follows an earlier contract for subsea inspection works, the company said. Bluestream’s scope of works includes a full complement of management and inspection services. It will also provide a walk-to-work vessel…

Seaway 7, Sif and Vattenfall complete Hollandse Kust Zuid mockup trial

Today, Seaway 7 announced it has successfully completed the first mockup trials for the 1,500 MW Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) offshore wind farm with Sif and Vattenfall. The mockup trials for Vattenfall’s Hollandse Kust Zuid project allowed the three parties to gain valuable insights in the design of the HKZ foundations and inter-array cables, in…

Province of Noord-Brabant to adjust ‘Windenergie A16’ zoning plan

In an interim statement today about the ‘Windenergie A16’ zoning plan, the Administrative Jurisdiction Division of the Council of State found that the Provincial Council of Noord Brabant made a number of errors in assessing the noise and shadow nuisance of the new wind turbines. The Provincial Council is now given 26 weeks for a…

Dutch overestimate share of renewable energy

A study commissioned by the Dutch Renewable Energy Association (NVDE) shows that the Dutch overestimate the share of renewable energy. This applies to all three renewable energies: solar energy, wind energy and biomass. NVDE announced this yesterday during a broadcast of ‘Vroege Vogels’. The study was conducted by Motivaction on behalf of the NVDE and…

Vattenfall joins Amsterdam IJmuiden Offshore Ports

Vattenfall is joining the Amsterdam IJmuiden Offshore Ports (AYOP) association. By joining, it will allow the company to collaborate with regional companies that can contribute to the development and operation of Hollandse Kust Zuid. AYOP is a public-private association with members from more than 85 companies and organizations that are active in the offshore energy…