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Plans announced for extension Dutch offshore wind farm permits

In a letter to the Dutch Parliament, minister Wiebes (Economic Affairs and Climate Policy) expressed his wish to extend the permit duration for yet to be tendered offshore wind farms in the Dutch North Sea from 30 to 40 years. The extension should contribute to making offshore wind interesting and viable in the future also.…

The Netherlands in fifth place in offshore wind capacity in Europe in 2019

Today, WindEurope, the European wind association, released its annual offshore wind report. According to the report, Europe installed a record amount of 3.6 GW of new offshore wind capacity in 2019, bringing the cumulative capacity to 22 GW. The Netherlands is in fifth place in cumulative capacity although it did not connect any new turbines…

Dutch government launches online platform to inform citizens on offshore wind

On initiative of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, an online platform, Windopzee.nl, was launched yesterday, January 30, to inform Dutch citizens on the development of offshore wind and the offshore connection of offshore wind energy to the grid.  it platform moet gaan voorzien in de informatiebehoefte over windenergie op zee en de aansluiting op…

Dutch wind sector signs Climate Agreement

On 18 September, the Netherlands Wind Energy Association chairman (NWEA) Hans Timmers signed, on behalf of the Dutch wind energy sector, the Dutch Climate Agreement. In the Climate Agreement, agreements are formulated to achieve a 49% reduction in CO2 emission by 2030, compared to 1990. The wind sector, consisting of over 300 companies, is committed…

Sif to modify its two facilities to make them future proof

Dutch steel tube manufacturer Sif Group announced it will modify its manufacturing facility in Roermond and the assembly and coating facility at the Tweede Maasvlakte-Rotterdam. The decision is a response to stricter coating requirements and a change in design whereby the monopile diameters are larger and wall thicknesses smaller. Roermond production facility In the coming…