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Reefy winner of Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge 2020

Dutch start-up company Reefy has won the 4th edition of the annual Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge. During a live stream on 4 March 2021, 3 finalists were given the opportunity to pitch their unique solution for one of this edition’s challenges ‘The Perfect Biodegradable Reef’ and ‘Efficient Biodiversity Monitoring’. Reefy’s modular, bio-degradable reef design convinced…

SIMOX & RoboDock receive offshore wind innovation subsidy

The RoboDock and SIMOX projects have have been selected to receive funding from the MOOI (Mission-driven Research, Development and Innovation) subsidy scheme. The SIMOX, a project that is testing various methods to install monopiles at sea more silently, receives € 4 million. RoboDock receives € 3.3 million and is developing a maintenance platform with drones…

Offshore Wind Innovators announces Innovation Award 2020

Offshore Wind Innovators is organising the 4th edition of Innovation Award, an annual competition for the most innovative SME company in offshore wind. Interested parties can apply till 15 February, 2021. The winners of the audience award and the jury award will be announced on March 30, 2021 during TKI Wind op Zee Live event.…

Van Oord selected foundation & array cable supplier for RWE’s Sofia OWF

RWE selected Van Oord as the preferred supplier for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of the monopile foundations and array cables for their British Sofia Offshore Wind Farm. The 1.4 GW Sofia is located on Dogger Bank in the British section of the North Sea, 195 kilometres from the North East coast of…

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…