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New report on circularity in the wind industry

On Friday, April 16, the report “The ideation process focused on circular strategies in the wind industry” was presented. This report describes the current state of circularity in the wind industry and where there are opportunities for the industry to respond to in the coming years. The report was handed by Sandor Gaastra (Ministry of…

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…

Ampelmann & C-Job reveal wind feeder vessel for US waters

Ampelmann and C-Job Naval Architects have revealed a new offshore wind feeder vessel concept with motion compensation technology, specifically suited for the rigorous demands of operating off the east coast of the United States of America. The feeder concept – which is envisioned to be a series. The Dutch offshore access provider and ship design…

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…

CrossWind starts wake effect reduction project

CrossWind, the joint-venture between Shell and Eneco that is responsible for the development of the Hollandse Kust Noord wind farm, and partners signed the agreement today for the ‘Dynamic Wind Farm Flow Control’ project. The project, aimed at reducing the wake effect by using real-time data, is part of CrossWind’s innovation plan that will demonstrate…

Pondera and Eneco conclude framework agreement

Pondera en Eneco sign framework agreement

Pondera and Eneco have concluded a framework agreement. The agreement covers all kinds of activities, from the initiation phase to the building phase of various sustainable energy projects. The Dutch consultancy and energy company have already been working together for several years on various wind projects in the Netherlands, including the Maasvlakte 2 project where…

Bakker Magnetics starts production for Dogger Bank

Bakker Magnetics to provide magnetic modules for Dogger Bank wind turbines

Bakker Magnetics, a Dutch specialist in complex magnetic solutions, can start with the production and assembly of the magnet modules for the Haliade-X turbines that will be installed in the 3.6 GW British Dogger Bank offshore wind project. GE Renewable Energy has awarded Bakker Magnetics the order and the financing has now been completed. The…

Installation Hattemerbroek turbines completed

After more than a year of construction, the last of four wind turbines in the Hattemerbroek onshore wind farm in the province of Gelderland was installed on 9 April. With a total capacity of 14.4 MW, this privately owned wind farm will soon generate an annual amount of energy comparable to the annual energy consumption…

More nature research required for Hollandse Kust (west)

More research is needed into the environmental impact for the Hollandse Kust (west) wind farm. In particular the effects of nitrogen and the impact on soil life, says the Netherlands commission for environmental assessment in its advice to the Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate. The Dutch government wants to generate wind energy at sea.…