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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…

DNV certifies C1 Wedge Connection

C1 Connections B.V. has received DNV certification for its C1 Wedge Connection™, a high-capacity, low-maintenance connection that can be used both in off- and onshore wind turbines as an alternative to bolted flange connections currently used in tubular steel wind turbine towers and foundations. As part of the certification process C1 Connections -together with Delft…

Tetrahedron wins Offshore Wind Innovators Award 2020

Tetrahedron winner of Offshore Wind Innovator Award 2020

Tetrahedron is the winner of both the jury and public award of the Offshore Wind Innovators Award 2020. With their innovation called Simply lifting high, the company convinced the jury and the audience that with their next-generation heavy-lift mechanism the current issue around the limited number of heavy lift vessels available in the offshore wind…

New technical challenges sought for OWIC 2021 edition

Following the finals of the 2020 edition of the Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge (OWIC) earlier this month, the organisers are now calling on leading offshore wind companies and organisations to bring forward new technical challenges they seek innovative solutions for. The challenges for the 2021 edition of OWIC can be submitted before 6 April. To…

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…

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…