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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…

OutSmart & Vestas to jointly maintain OWEZ

Wind farm owner NoordzeeWind has selected Vestas and Dutch-German OutSmart to operate and maintain its Offshore Wind farm Egmond aan Zee (OWEZ). The first Dutch offshore wind farm is now entering the later phase of its lifecycle. Vestas and OutSmart have now partnered to optimize its performance over this period. OWEZ was opened in 2007…

Shell takes full ownership of Egmond aan Zee OWF

Shell will become 100% owner of the first offshore wind farm in the Netherlands, Egmond aan Zee. Up to now, the company shared ownership of the wind farm with energy company Vattenfall via the joint venture NoordzeeWind C.V.. Both companies announced today that Shell will be acquiring the share of Vattenfall. Egmond aan Zee offshore…

Hollandse Kust (noord) offshore connection agreement in place

TSO TenneT and Hollandse Kust (noord) developer consortium CrossWind, have signed agreements for the construction of the offshore grid connection for the offshore wind farm, The wind farm and the grid connection are scheduled to be operational in 2023. CrossWind, a consortium of Shell and Eneco, won the rights to develop the 759 MW Hollandse…

Eneco and Shell consortium winner Hollandse Kust Noord tender

This afternoon, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy announced the result of the subsidy free tender for the Hollandse Kust Noord Wind Farm Zone Site, located 18.5 km off the west coast of the Netherlands. It has awarded the permit to CrossWind consortium, a joint venture between Shell in the Netherlands and…

Shell joins UK floating offshore wind centre of excellence

Shell, along with 9 other offshore energy giants, has joined Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s national Floating Offshore Wind Center of Excellence (FOWCoE) in the UK. Together they want to accelerate the commercialization of floating wind energy. The FOWCoE center of expertise is engaged in the development of floating offshore wind energy in the UK.…

Shell and Eneco join forces for Hollandse Kust (noord)

Eneco and Shell Nederland announced they have jointly, via the joint venture CrossWind, submitted a bid for the Hollandse Kust (noord) wind farm zone. When successful, they will use the energy production for Shell’s possible future green hydrogen production on the Tweede Maasvlakte in Rotterdam.  The tender for the wind farm zone which allows for the…

Giant offshore wind farms to feed large-scale green hydrogen plant

New large offshore wind farms could feed a mega-hydrogen facility in Eemshaven as part of the NortH2 green hydrogen project, launched by Gasunie, Groningen Seaports and Shell Nederland. Green hydrogen, produced with renewable sources such as wind and solar energy, is central to the Dutch Climate Accord and the European ‘Green Deal’. At present, the…

First monopile installed at Borssele III & IV

Van Oord’s installation vessel Aeolus has completed the installation of the first monopile at the Borssele III & IV offshore wind farm. Van Oord will install in total 77 monopiles at the 731.5 MW wind farm. Borssele III & IV is being built 22 kilometres off the coast of the Province of Zeeland and is a project…