Tag Archive for innovation

IHC IQIP & TU Delft work on BLUE piling technology improvements

This summer, IHC IQIP joined forces with Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) to start an investigation on the soil-pile interaction of IQIP’s BLUE Piling Technology. In order to make accurate predictions of the drivability of monopiles, the effect of the longer blow duration will be investigated. The BLUE Piling Technology is a new monopile…

Kick-off Offshore Wind Innovation Centre in Eemshaven

Yesterday the Offshore Wind Innovation Center (OWIC) started in Eemshaven. The center facilitates the development of activities and innovations in the field of offshore wind energy, with a focus on service and maintenance. The OWIC is an information, training and innovation center aimed at companies and knowledge institutions that are engaged in the generation of…

Second round innovation broker scheme exhausted in 1 day

In August, Topsector Energy announced that an extra budget of 100,000 euros was being made available for hiring an innovation broker. The application round started on 15 September. The budget was already exhausted within 1 day. 12 companies are now eligible for the financial contribution. Topsector Energy (TSE) is the driving force behind innovations that…

DEME completes foundation installation work in Borssele 1&2

DEME Offshore’s installation vessel Innovation has completed the installation of the last monopile foundation at the 752 MW Borssele 1&2 offshore wind farm. Over the past five months it installed 94 foundations in total. The wind farm is a project by Ørsted and is planned to be completed by the end of 2020. The foundation…

Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge 2020 kicks off

Offshore Wind Innovators, in close cooperation with TKI Wind op Zee and ECHT, announced the kick-off for the 4th Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge. Submission runs untill 1 September 2020. The final of the challenge will take place in January 2021. The annual Challenge provides innovative Dutch SME’s and start-ups the possibility to present their concept or…

Application rounds MOOI subsidy scheme extended

The opening rounds for the MOOI (Mission-driven Research, Development and Innovation) subsidy scheme have been extended with four weeks. This was announced by the RVO. The decision follows consultation by the ministeries of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy and of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, RVO and Topsector Energie and is a response to the current…

Tetrahedron receives UNIIQ funding for its next generation turbine installation crane

Rotterdam-based Tetrahedron receives proof-of-concept funding from UNIIQ for its innovative crane that can install the next generation large offshore wind turbines. This was announced during the PortXL selection days in Rotterdam last week. UNIIQ is an investment fund that aims to help entrepreneurs in West Holland in bringing their unique innovations to market faster. The funding…

65 million Euro innovation scheme MOOI announced

Today, the new 2020 subsidy scheme MOOI, Mission-driven Research, Development and Innovation, was officially announced in the Dutch Staatscourant. The new scheme, with a budget of 65 million Euro, is offered by Topsector Energie and the TKI Wind op Zee organisations, together with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO). The MOOI subsidy scheme supports integral solutions that…

MO4 and Seaqualize Offshore Wind Innovation Award 2019 winners

On 11 December the prize for the most innovative project in the offshore wind industry was awarded for the third time. During the Q-meeting of Van Oord and Siemens Gamesa, the audience of 240 wind energy professionals awarded Seaqualize with the public prize. The prize of the professional jury went to MO4. The jury of…

Marine Performance Systems winner Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge 2019

Marine Performance Systems was announced winner during the final of the Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge 2019 wich took place on 9 December. The company has found a solution for noise reduction during piling. For an interested audience their presentation convinced the jury the most. The three other finalists were Arc Marine, Witteveen & Bos and…