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Offshore wind energy delivers again in competitive Dutch tender

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency announced that Vattenfall have won the tender to build and operate the Hollandse Kust 3 & 4 offshore wind farms in the Dutch North Sea. Hollandse Kust 3 & 4 are 350 MW each and will start operating in 2023. They are the latest in a series of 700 MW annual offshore … Continue reading Offshore wind energy delivers again in competitive Dutch tender

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Vattenfall wins tender for Dutch offshore wind power

Vattenfall has won the tender for the second phase of the Dutch offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) 3 & 4. In September 2018, Vattenfall was granted permits to build the first phase, HKZ 1 & 2. The wind farms will have a capacity of approximately 1.5 GW wind energy combined and will become … Continue reading Vattenfall wins tender for Dutch offshore wind power

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Dutch Climate Agreement sets ambitious targets for wind energy and CO2 reductions

The Dutch Climate Agreement announced today sets ambitious CO2 reduction targets for 2030 and foresees significant further growth in onshore and offshore wind power. The Netherlands aims to cut CO2 emissions by 49% by 2030, a significant increase over its 2020 goal of 25%. The Agreement also fixes volumes for the expansion of wind energy … Continue reading Dutch Climate Agreement sets ambitious targets for wind energy and CO2 reductions

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Microsoft and Eneco to drive offshore wind power

Microsoft and renewable energy supplier Eneco have partnered to drive sustainable business transformations. Microsoft will use Eneco’s clean wind energy to power its data centres starting in 2022. After an earlier purchase in the year, Microsoft will buy 90 megawatts of offshore wind energy from the Dutch firm, bringing its total wind energy purchases in … Continue reading Microsoft and Eneco to drive offshore wind power

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Dutch TSO launches offshore wind power substation ahead of schedule

The occasion comes at a time when offshore wind power is set to grow. There are now 189 GW of wind energy in Europe, making up 14% of the EU’s power demand, and 18.5 GW of this is in Europe’s offshore fleet, whose 105 wind farms and 4,500 wind turbines now provide 40,000 jobs. On … Continue reading Dutch TSO launches offshore wind power substation ahead of schedule

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Largest smart electric vehicle charging network optimizes use of renewable energy in Amsterdam

Vattenfall and the City of Amsterdam, together with grid owner Liander, the infrastructure competence center Elaad, and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, today launch Flexpower, the largest public smart charging network for electric vehicles in Amsterdam. This innovative solution enables faster charging, maximal use of renewable electricity and more efficient use of the electric … Continue reading Largest smart electric vehicle charging network optimizes use of renewable energy in Amsterdam

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Construction of Hollandse Kust Zuid wind farm has started

First unsubsidised offshore wind farm, Hollandse Kust Zuid 1 & 2, is well underway outside the Dutch coast. In the coming years, Vattenfall will build a wind farm, Hollandse Kust Zuid 1 & 2 off the coast of The Hague and Noordwijk that can supply green electricity to 1 to 1.5 million households. Dozens of … Continue reading Construction of Hollandse Kust Zuid wind farm has started

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Vattenfall to buy 300MW of power from Dutch wind farm

Vattenfall has signed a long-term power purchasing agreement (PPA) to buy 300MW of renewable electricity from an upgraded Zeewolde wind farm in the Netherlands. As per the PPA, Vattenfall will purchase power generated from 83 of the total 91 turbines, to be installed at the wind farm. With a total of 91 turbines, the wind … Continue reading Vattenfall to buy 300MW of power from Dutch wind farm

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Vattenfall partners with Seaway 7 on Netherlands’ HKZ wind farm

Seaway 7 has been selected by Vattenfall as one of its partners for the Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) 1 & 2 offshore wind farm project. Seaway 7’s envisaged scope of work includes the transport and installation of 76 monopile foundations and the laying of the inter-array cables and will be led from Seaway 7’s main … Continue reading Vattenfall partners with Seaway 7 on Netherlands’ HKZ wind farm

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Siemens Gamesa is on track with the new SG 10.0-193 DD wind turbine for the world’s first zero subsidy offshore wind farm

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) and Vattenfall are collaborating to realize the supply of wind turbines at these offshore wind power plants being developed in Dutch waters. Pending final developments, the new SG 10.0-193 DD turbines could be installed at Vattenfall’s Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2 and Hollandse Kust Zuid 3&4 projects. The HKZ 1&2 project … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa is on track with the new SG 10.0-193 DD wind turbine for the world’s first zero subsidy offshore wind farm

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Ørsted participates in tender for Holland Coast South 3&4 offshore wind farm

Ørsted will be submitting a bid in the Dutch offshore wind tender for Holland Coast South 3&4. As part of its proposal to the Dutch government, Ørsted has already taken the final investment decision on the project and is working to establish green hydrogen projects based on power from its Dutch offshore wind farms. Henrik … Continue reading Ørsted participates in tender for Holland Coast South 3&4 offshore wind farm

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GE’s Largest Onshore Wind Turbine Prototype Installed and Operating in the Netherlands

More powerful wind turbines part of trend to lower costs and drive growth of renewable energy. GE Renewable Energy announced today that the prototype for its Cypress platform, the largest onshore wind turbine for GE in the field, has been successfully installed and is fully operational, producing power at a rated level of 5.3 MW … Continue reading GE’s Largest Onshore Wind Turbine Prototype Installed and Operating in the Netherlands

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Shell and Eneco team up in bid for Dutch offshore wind power

The Netherlands plans to add a further 7,000 MW in offshore wind energy capacity between 2024 and 2030, as it seeks to turn around a track record as one of the most polluting countries in Europe. Royal Dutch Shell has teamed up with energy company Eneco and builder Van Oord in a bid to build … Continue reading Shell and Eneco team up in bid for Dutch offshore wind power

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Enercon EP3 wind turbine installed at Wieringermeer wind energy test site in the Netherlands

ENERCON has reached the next stage of its EP3 programme. The company has now installed the prototype of the E-138 EP3 at the Wieringermeer wind energy test site in the Netherlands. The low-wind WEC (IEC wind class IIIA) follows in the footsteps of the E-126 EP3 for wind farm class IIA sites and is the … Continue reading Enercon EP3 wind turbine installed at Wieringermeer wind energy test site in the Netherlands

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Wind energy in the Netherlands: Nordex wind turbines for a wind farm

13 large wind turbines planned for Dutch wind power projects totalling 49 MW. The Nordex Group has received in the last quarter of 2018 an order from Vattenfall to supply and install 13 wind turbines for two wind power projects in the Netherlands. The 22 MW “Haringvliet” wind farm includes six N117/3675 machines and the … Continue reading Wind energy in the Netherlands: Nordex wind turbines for a wind farm

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Stedin and GE Power Mobilize New Technology to Manage Increasing Renewable Generation in the Netherlands

GE (NYSE: GE) and Stedin, one of the leading distribution network operators (DNOs) in the Netherlands, went live with the first European implementation of Transmission Forecast (T-Forecast) software from GE’s Grid Solutions. Part of the Digital Energy portfolio, this new solution forecasts power flow across transmission and distribution and is built to help manage increasing … Continue reading Stedin and GE Power Mobilize New Technology to Manage Increasing Renewable Generation in the Netherlands

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Nordex extending Dutch wind farm “Wieringermeer” for Vattenfall with 32 N117/3600 wind turbines

Today, Vattenfall, the owner of the Dutch electricity company Nuon, signed a delivery contract for the expansion of the “Wieringermeer” wind farm with the Nordex Group at the Global Wind Summit in Hamburg. The expansion comprises 32 N117/3600 turbines. Last year Vattenfall had ordered 50 turbines from the same series, of which construction is currently … Continue reading Nordex extending Dutch wind farm “Wieringermeer” for Vattenfall with 32 N117/3600 wind turbines

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GE Renewable Energy acquires WMC wind turbine blade test center

Facility will test rotor hubs for GE blades and offer a range of testing services to other industry partners. GE Renewable Energy Business, LM Wind Power announced today the planned acquisition of the WMC test facilities in Wieringerwerf, Netherlands. The transaction is expected to close within a few weeks’ time subject to certain pre-completion conditions. … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy acquires WMC wind turbine blade test center

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Mitsubishi commences construction of Borssele III/ IV wind farm

Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) is pleased to announce the achievement of financial close and commencement of construction of Borssele III/ IV Offshore Wind Farm in the Dutch North Sea, in which MC holds shares through its UK based wholly owned subsidiary, Diamond Generating Europe Limited (DGE). Prior to this milestone, DGE has divested part of its … Continue reading Mitsubishi commences construction of Borssele III/ IV wind farm

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Eneco awards Siemens Gamesa with a 5-year contract for refurbishment of wind turbine gearboxes

Siemens Gamesa expands its Service business for multi-brand offshore wind turbines. Eneco, owner of the Princess Amalia Wind Farm, has selected Siemens Gamesa as the supplier for gearbox refurbishment. For the next five years, the company will maintain and refurbish the gearboxes of 60 Vestas V80-2.0MW wind turbines. The Princess Amalia Wind Farm was commissioned … Continue reading Eneco awards Siemens Gamesa with a 5-year contract for refurbishment of wind turbine gearboxes

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