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All inter-array cables in Borssele 1&2 installed

Van Oord’s cable installation vessel Nexus has completed the installation of all 94 inter-array cables in the 752 MW Borssele 1&2 offshore wind farm which Ørsted is building some 23 km off the coast of Zeeland. In the coming period Van Oord will continue burying the cables. Van Oord won the contract in 2018. Under…

Egchelse Heide Wind Farm reaches financial close

Last week, financial close was reached for the 21 MW Egchelse Heide Wind Farm. The five wind turbines in the municipality of Peel en Maas are planned to become operational in the second quarter of 2021. Approximately 27 million euros has been raised for the project. Egchelse Heide wind farm is an initiative of the…

All 5 turbines by Eurus Energy in Deil Wind Farm start commercial operation

Japanese renewable energy company Eurus Energy Group announced today the start of commercial operation of their 5 wind turbines in the onshore wind farm Deil in the municipality of West Betuwe in the  Gelderland province. The Deil Wind Farm was built near the interchange between the A2 and A15 motorways by three parties: citizen cooperative Burgerwindcoöperatie…

Vestas to supply turbines for Jaap Rodenburg II WF

Vestas has been awarded a turbine supply & service contract from from Vattenfall Wind Development Netherlands B.V. for the Jaap Rodenburg II wind farm in Almere Pampus in the province of Flevoland. Jaap Rodenburg II is a repowering project whereby ten V66 Vestas turbines from 2000 will be replaced by 10 more powerful turbines. Vestas…

Brand new SOV Windea Jules Verne arrives in Eemshaven

Yesterday the latest Service Operation Vessel by Bernhard Schulte arrived in the Eemshaven. For the next 10 years, the port will serve as a main base for the vessel while it is working at the German Merkur offshore wind farm. The German wind farm, located some 28 miles off the Borkum island comprises 66 Haliade 150-6MW…

SeaMar starts geophysical surveying on US offshore wind farms

One of Dutch shipping agency SeaMar’s vessels, the MV Deep Helder, a DP2 Survey & ROV Vessel, has started geophysical surveying on the South Fork and Revolution Wind farms off the US East Coast. The MV Deep Helder, which has already built up some experience in working on offshore wind farms in Europe, is providing support…

Ampelmann receives multiple orders from Norway

In the course of a month, Ampelmann won five new contracts from Norway for its offshore access systems with motion compensation. The ordered systems will be used on offshore wind projects in the North Sea. Orders have been placed at Ampelmann’s Abderdeen (Scotland) and Hamburg (Germany) offices and come from the Norwegian companies BOA, Volstad,…

Start construction Ospeldijk Wind Farm

On Thursday 25 June 2020, the official green light was given for the start of construction activities at the Ospeldijk wind farm in the municipality of Nederweert, province of Limburg. The wind farm is expected to be fully operational in the summer of 2021. Windpark Ospeldijk is an initiative of the energy cooperative Zuidenwind and…

Windpark Zeewolde B.V. announces financial close and turbine contract

Today, Windpark Zeewolde B.V. announced it has reached financial close for the 322 MW Zeewolde Wind Farm in the province of Flevoland. The developer also announced it signed a contract with Vestas for the supply of wind turbines. Windpark Zeewolde B.V., a collaboration of more than 200 local farmers, residents and Dutch entrepreneurs of the Netherlands,…

New Dutch app enables EV charging during solar and wind peak hours

Amsterdam-based Dutch start up Laadje has built an app that ensures electric cars charge automatically when there is a peak in availability of wind and solar energy. With the solution, which is currently only available for Teslas, CEO Otto Barten expects that the power price can drop from about 21 cents / kWh to 17…