Industry news and event update

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Oct 17, 2019

Deutsche Windtechnik to take care of trianel windpark Borkum II turbines

​Deutsche Windtechnik has received an order to provide maintenance for the 32 Senvion 6.3M 152 turbines at the Trianel Windpark Borkum II wind farm in the German North Sea.
Oct 10, 2019

Registration for Innovation Award open until 5 November

Are you the most innovative SME company in offshore wind of 2019? Don't hesitate and subscribe for the Offshore Wind Innovation Award.
Oct 08, 2019

Last call to apply to the Innovation Challenge and InvestorDay!

Register now for the Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge and the InvestorDay. The deadlines for application are 17 and 15 October.
Oct 02, 2019

Only two weeks left to register for the InvestorDay

Entrepreneurs in the energy sector who need a capital injection into their company can still register for the InvestorDay until 15 October
Sep 16, 2019

Slip Joint Turbine completes offshore tests

DOB-Academy has shared a video showing the removal of the Delft Offshore Turbine (DOT) as part of the Slip Joint Offshore Research project.
Sep 16, 2019

Masterclass Finance on September 19 fully booked

The Finance Masterclass on September 19, which is organized by InnovatieLink in collaboration with the Topsector Energie, is fully booked.
Sep 15, 2019

Z-bridge completes steelwork for new offshore access system

The Dutch Z-bridge B.V. has completed the fabrication and assembly of the steelwork for its Bring-to-Work (B2W) offshore access system.
Sep 06, 2019

Final of the 2nd edition next week is postponed!

We hope to welcome you on Monday the 9th of December in Delft, from 15.00 – 18.00, to witness a diverse evening from candidates showing many innovative ideas for the Wind Energy Sector!
Aug 26, 2019

Make an innovative contribution in offshore wind

​Do you have a solution for a climate neutral vessel, sustainable oyster cage or a robust and cost-effective noise reduction method for offshore piling? Apply between 26 August and 17 October.​
Aug 22, 2019

InvestorDay for innovative energy companies

For entrepreneurs in the energy sector who are looking for risk capital, InnovationLink organizes an InvestorDay on 21 November 2019 in Delft. Entrepreneurs can register from 22 august to 15 october.
Aug 13, 2019

Funding for cooperation between SMEs and universities

​Innovative companies in the energy sector who are looking for cooperation with a University or HBO can apply for NWO funding.
Aug 12, 2019

Subsidy for Fieldlab Zephyros project AIRTuB

Top Sector Energy has awarded Fieldlab Zephyros a project subsidy for the smart maintenance innovation project AIRTuB (Automatic Inspection and Repair of Turbine Blades).
Jul 26, 2019

RVO seeks Hollandse Kust (west) Wind Resource Assessors

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency ( is inviting companies to express their interest in carrying out a wind resource assessment of the Hollandse Kust (west) wind farm zone.
Jul 22, 2019

TenneT issues FEED study call for 2GW offshore platforms

Transmission system operator TenneT TSO BV has issued a contract notice for the provision of a Front End Engineering Design (FEED) study for the Ijmuiden Ver offshore platforms.
Jul 08, 2019

Carbon Trust Contest looks to improve wind resource models

The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) has launched an international competition focused on improving offshore wind resource models.
Jul 04, 2019

InnovatieLink opens Financieringsloket for entrepreneurs in the energy sector

From 1 July entrepreneurs in the energy sector in need of how and where they could find financing for their innovation, can contact the Financieringsloket
Jul 03, 2019

Masterclass Finance on September 19

​To get more insight in how and where to source financing for your innovation, InnovatieLink organises a Masterclass Finance on Spetember 2019
Jun 24, 2019

Applications for MIT R&D collaboration projects opened

SME entrepreneurs can submit an application for an R&D cooperation project on the development or renewal of products, processes or services from 11 June to 10 September 2019.
Jun 19, 2019

Three cross sectoral solutions for bolt challenges

​This year’s offshore wind innovation challenge has kicked off with the challenges of Deutsche Wind Technik- technical maintenance company in the wind energy sector.
Jun 03, 2019

Last call for Innovation Challenges

Do you have a solution for corrosion of bolts or for measuring stress in bolts? Apply before 10 june.
May 20, 2019

LiftWerx launches GenHook Up-Tower crane system

LiftWerx, in close co-operation with Kenz Figee and, has developed the world’s most cost effective, versatile, and environmentally-friendly up-tower crane for the wind energy O&M industry.
May 14, 2019

Apply for Offshore Wind Innovation Challenges!

Startups, scaleups, researchers and other technical creatives can now apply for three challenges. Deutsche Windtechnik, TKI Wind op Zee and TKI Maritiem have formulated challenges they encounter. ​​​
May 01, 2019

Subsidy for test site on the North Sea

Companies, universities, SME entrepreneurs and start-ups can test and demonstrate innovations offshore in the The Hague area.
Apr 15, 2019

Offshore wind innovators kicks off with a new edition of the Innovation Challenge - Call for technical challenges

In May the second edition of the Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge will kick off. The goal of this challenge is to accelerate applied innovations in the offshore wind industry.
Apr 11, 2019

Opportunities for innovative entrepreneurs in INNOWWIDE

Are you an innovative SME entrepreneur and internationally active? Then INNOWWIDE might be something for you.
Apr 09, 2019

IHC IQIP takes next step in development Blue Piling technology

IHC IQIP has committed itself to the future of the Offshore Wind market and is taking the next important step in the development of BLUE Piling Technology.
Mar 30, 2019

Revolutionary plug-and-play foundation system for wind turbines

The Monobase Wind Foundation is a revolutionary foundation system for wind turbines. "Our system is plug and play."
Mar 30, 2019

SeaZip glimpses into autonomous shipping future

​Offshore service vessel Seazip 3 has performed the first-ever autonomous maneuvering trials in the Dutch North Sea as part of the Autonomous Shipping joint industry project.​​
Mar 19, 2019

Meewind in race zero-subsidy offshore windfarm to involve citizens

A newly established consortium of companies, called Frontier, wants to realize two new offshore wind farms together with 20,000 citizens.
Mar 18, 2019

Prior Group sets up offshore wind service in Vlissingen

Green Blue Offshore Terminal, an initiative of the Prior Group, is opening a new terminal in the port of Vlissingen, the Netherlands, to offer services to companies active in offshore wind.
Mar 05, 2019

8.5 million euros to enrich the North Sea

Natuur & Milieu and Stichting De Noordzee receive 8.5 million euros from the Droomfonds of the Dutch Postcode Lottery for their joint project ‘De Rijke Noordzee’.
Feb 11, 2019

Application of blockchain in the energy sector

The potential for the use of blockchain within the energy sector is in focus of the third video in the Horizons series, co-produced by DOB-Academy and Offshore WIND.
Jan 31, 2019

Gould Services to open new Vlissingen facility

Gould Services is establishing a new offshore support facility at the Port of Vlissingen.
Jan 21, 2019

ECN, KNMI and Wiffle release new Dutch Offshore Wind Atlas

The ECN part of TNO, KNMI and Offshore Wind Innovators member Whiffle, a Delft University of Technology spin-off, released the new Dutch Offshore Wind Atlas.
Dec 13, 2018

Fistuca winner Offshore Wind Innovation Award 2018

Fistuca is the winner of both the jury and the public prize of the Offshore Wind Innovation Award 2018.
Dec 03, 2018

With good design and a smart material Ridderflex won the Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge 2018!

After three rounds, Dutch company Ridderflex is the winner of the Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge 2018! Ridderflex has made an innovative design to realize the Perfect Fender.
Dec 03, 2018

Nominations for the Offshore Wind Innovation Award announced

The jury of the Offshore Wind Innovation Award 2018 announced the three finalists. Fistuca, Qlayers and TWD will compete for the award for the most appealing innovation in offshore wind.
Dec 03, 2018

Prestigious project for Mocean

The Dutch government approved the funding for a pilot wave energy project to be installed off the coast of the island Texel
Nov 29, 2018

Ridderflex wins Innovation Challenge 2018

Ridderflex wins Innovation Challenge 2018 of Offshore Wind Innovators
Nov 27, 2018

Free MARIN test time for maritime SMEs in 2018

Free MARIN test time for maritime SMEs again. In recent years MARIN offered maritime SMEs free tank time for testing innovative ideas. Because of its success, the fifth round will follow in 2018.
Nov 20, 2018

Clean power plant to balance the offshore wind farm grid

Article about SME Circulair Energy and wants to improve the use of wind farms with their installation which can work like a super battery.
Nov 08, 2018

Ampyx Power and NLR join forces for alternative wind energy

Ampyx Power and NLR have recently received a subsidy from the Top Sector Energy-TKI Wind on Sea for planning an aircraft that needs help to generate large wind energy.
Oct 30, 2018

Jules Dock wins iSea Match of the Concepts 2018 with C-tower

Jules Dock has won the iSea Match of the Concepts 2018.
Oct 29, 2018

BMO Offshore Wins Beatrice Contract

BMO Offshore has won a new framework contract with SSE to deploy vessel monitor measurement systems on the Beatrice offshore wind farm.
Oct 22, 2018

Innovation Award for most distinctive offshore wind entrepreneur

Offshore Wind Innovators will organize the Offshore Wind Innovation Award again this year. In collaboration with Siemens and Van Oord, this prize will be awarded to the most innovative entrepreneur.
Oct 19, 2018

TWD introduces Hammock Seafastening for Monopiles

TWD introduces a monopile seafastening that accommodates all foundations, including those used today up to the 11m diameter in the foreseeable future without any changes to the support structure.
Oct 15, 2018

Application open for the Innovation Awards 2018!

Application for the Innovation Award of the Offshore Wind Innovators community is now open for Dutch innovative entrepeneurs! Apply now!
Oct 15, 2018

Eagle-Access Readies Its First Access System Prototype

The Netherlands-based Eagle-Access BV is developing its first offshore access system prototype for the transfer of personnel and cargo.
Sep 28, 2018

A successful launch of the Masterclass Innovation Challenge

A summary of the Masterclass event of Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge which took place at Monday 24th of September
Sep 25, 2018

Article in Offshore Industry: Who Will Prevent Damage to Sea Cables?

During the construction of an offshore windfarm, cable costs account for only 10%. However, they also account for 40% of damage claims and even 85% of damage costs.
Sep 17, 2018

Join us on Offshore Wind US Mission

Sep 10, 2018

Nominees for Offshore Energy Awards 2018 Revealed

The jury has reviewed all submitted nominations for the Offshore Energy Awards and has chosen for each category three nominees that obtained the highest number of points.
Sep 04, 2018

The Innovation Challenge: Prices are announced!

The Innovation Challenge: What’s in it for me?
Aug 27, 2018

Test successfully completed with innovative hammer for offshore wind farm

Test successfully completed with innovative hammer for offshore wind farm
Aug 13, 2018

Only a few days left for the Offshore Wind Accelerator Tender

Offshore Wind Accelerator Tender: Reducing emissions and fuel consumption in offshore wind vessels
Aug 07, 2018

Article in Dutch: The windmill is changing, just like construction of offshore windfarms

New innovations are rapedly growing within the offshore wind sector, Financieel Dagblad (FD) wrote a Dutch interesting article about it's current developments.
Aug 07, 2018

Development of monobased foundation system

The MonoBaseWind has been developed as an efficient foundation system for 40+ m waterdepth and 10+ MW wind turbine.
Jul 26, 2018

BLUE Hammer Strikes at Maasvlakte 2

At Maasvlakte 2 in the Port of Rotterdam, Fistuca is currently testing the BLUE Piling technology for driving the foundation piles of offshore wind turbines into the seabed.
Jul 26, 2018

Van Oord to install innovative suction bucket foundations at Deutsche Bucht Offshore Wind Farm

Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 20 July 2018 – Financial close has been reached for two pilot wind turbines at the Deutsche Bucht Offshore Wind Farm. The project will test Mono Buckets.
Jul 26, 2018

GE Renewable Energy acquires WMC wind turbine blade test center in Wieringerwerf, Netherlands

Renewable Energy Business, LM Wind Power announced the planned acquisition of the WMC test facilities in Wieringerwerf, Netherlands.
Jul 09, 2018

Borssele 1 & 2 O&M Facility Receives Final Nod

Borssele 1 & 2 O&M Facility Receives Final Nod
Jul 01, 2018

SeaRenergy and N-Sea awarded Dolwin Alpha repair project

A consortium of SeaRenergy and N-Sea has been awarded a project by TenneT covering modification works to the jacket structure of the HVDC platform Dolwin alpha.
Jun 28, 2018

Innovation testing site off the coast of The Hague

Off the coast of The Hague, just outside the harbor of Scheveningen, comes an advanced test area. SME entrepreneurs and startups can test and demonstrate innovations in the open sea in this area.
Jun 22, 2018

Five Offshore Wind Innovation Challenges announced!

Offshore Wind Innovation Challenges
Jun 18, 2018

​ TWD delivers jacket lifting tool

Temporary Works Design (TWD) successfully completed the turnkey delivery of a Jacket Lifting Tool to Van Oord.
Jun 05, 2018

Masterclass Finance: Offshore Wind Innovators can shop for finance

Review of the first Masterclass Finance of Offshore Wind Innovators
Jun 04, 2018

DOT Monopile Installed at Princess Amalia OWF

Heerema Marine Contractors and CAPE Holland have installed a Delft Offshore Turbine (DOT) monopile.
Jun 01, 2018

Offshore wind industry challenges innovative entrepreneurs during Innovation Challenge

The offshore wind industry shares specific bottlenecks they face during construction, operation and maintenance of wind farms. It challenges innovative entrepreneurs to come up with solutions.
May 29, 2018

Business Case for Offshore Wind – Gas Combination

Coupling of the existing oil and gas infrastructure with offshore wind farms in the North Sea can be technically and economically feasible
May 20, 2018

Startup Zone at WindDays 2018

​For the first time, the organisation of the WindDays offers space to start-ups on the exhibition floor.
May 17, 2018

RVO hires advisory team for Hollandse Kust West soil investigations

​RVO has awarded BLIX, Reynolds International, Wind Support, RPS, Periplus and Marine Geological Advice, with a contract for expert support for soil investigations for Hollandse Kust (West).​
May 16, 2018

Dutch Ministry plans tender for geophysical investigations on Hollandse Kust West wind farm

The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate and RVO plan to issue a tender for geophysical investigations on the Hollandse Kust (West) wind farm zone in early June.
May 15, 2018

Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge launched

Offshore Wind Innovators offers a new opportunity for the offshore wind community: the Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge.
May 11, 2018

Deltares and HSM Offshore update Borssele OHVS scour design

Deltares and HSM Offshore have updated the scour protection design for the Borssele Alpha and Beta offshore high-voltage substation (OHVS) platforms.
Apr 30, 2018

Map of Maasvlakte 2 Offshore Wind Test & Demo Facilities

The municipality of Rotterdam, the Port of Rotterdam Authority, InnovationQuarter and TKI Wind op Zee have taken the initiative for a map of all the test and demo facilitiets at Maasvlakte 2.
Apr 26, 2018

Offshore Wind Innovators strengthens Expert Team

​Offshore Wind Innovators welcomes Erwin Coolen as a new member of our expert team.
Apr 26, 2018

Lagerwey presenteert unieke waterstofwindturbine op Hannover Messe

Unieke windmolen mee naar Hannover Messe, deze windmolen in kwestie is in staat om opgewekte windenergie direct om te zetten naar waterstof
Apr 13, 2018

MO4's advanced motion forecasting optimizes offshore operations

Wave induced vessel motions are one of the most important aspects in the workability of offshore operations.
Apr 10, 2018

Dutch Consortium studies Far Offshore Airborne Wind Energy Systems

​Ampyx Power, has published a report with the results of a research into the offshore floating application of its system, performed by a consortium of Ampyx Power, ECN, MARIN and Mocean Offshore.​
Apr 08, 2018

Innovation site Borssele V to test innovative assembly system, coating and oyster beds

Stone formations that stimulate the formation of oyster beds. An innovative mounting system between mast and foundation. And a better and cost-efficient coating. Two Towers is the winner.​
Apr 05, 2018

Financial Services of Offshore Wind Innovators to increase private investment opportunities

Offshore Wind Innovators launches a tailor-made package for entrepreneurs in the offshore wind industry who are looking for financing.
Mar 29, 2018

Rabobank: Community pioneer NO. 110!

We welcome Rabobank as the 110th business partner of the community for Offshore Wind Innovators.
Mar 28, 2018

TenneT looking for partners to develop island for far offshore grid connection

TenneT is looking forward to collaborate closely with public- and private-sector parties to initiate the follow-up research.
Mar 27, 2018

Three new wind farms in the North Sea

The Dutch government has designated three areas in the North Sea for new wind farms: north of Schiermonnikoog and west of Petten and IJmuiden.
Mar 26, 2018

The Netherlands to award offshore wind innovation zone permit in april

The Netherlands will reveal the winner of the permit to build and operate the Borssele V Innovation Site by the end of April.
Mar 22, 2018

Interview with Hans Timmers about the first subsidy free offshore windfarm (DUTCH)

Interview with Hans Timmers about the tender of a subsidy free offshore windfarm.
Mar 22, 2018

Fieldlab Zephyros takes the next step towards innovations in offshore wind

World Class Maintenance, together with the Center of Expertise Water & Energy, focuses on accelerating innovations in the field of the management and maintenance of offshore wind energy systems.
Mar 19, 2018

Nuon to build first subsidy free offshore windfarm

​Nuon will build the first wind farm in the world without subsidy. Nuon is part of the Swedish Vattenfall. The Hollandse Kust Zuid wind farm must be operational in 2022.
Mar 19, 2018

Ampelmann beats wild sea with a stable bridge visits successful Dutch companies. In this episode Ampelmann, which builds walkways that are used at sea (vidieo in Dutch)
Mar 15, 2018

Deltares tackles corrosion inside monopiles with new tool

Dutch research institute Deltares has developed a new tool to model water replenishment and the chemical reactions of internal Impressed Current Cathodic Protection (ICCP) systems.
Mar 15, 2018

N-Sea well into East Anglia ONE UXO hunt

Subsea provider N-Sea is part-way through a multi-million-pound unexploded ordnance (UXO) clearance campaign for ScottishPower Renewables on the 714MW East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm.
Mar 14, 2018

Blue Pilot to put Fistuca's hammer down

The Carbon Trust has launched BLUE PILOT, a large-scale demonstration project aimed at reducing costs and underwater noise during construction of offshore wind farms.
Mar 12, 2018

A further cost reduction is possible

Simon Watson states that there is still much to be gained in the field of cost reduction in wind energy. Especially with offshore windmills.
Mar 12, 2018

Winner Hollandse Kust Zuid I & II tender to be announced on 19 March

The award decision at the tender for the Hollandse Kust Zuid I & II sites will be announced after 17.30 CET on 19 March 2018, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency ( informed 9 March.
Mar 07, 2018

Magazine Ocean Energy Resources looking for engineering projects

The next issue of the magazine Ocean Energy Resources (former Offshore Visie) pays editorial attention to engineering projects in the oil, gas and renewable industries.
Feb 16, 2018

Data management key for future success in offshore wind

​Data management will be key for future success, said Joep Athmer, managing director of Van Oord Offshore during the Offshore Seminar on February 15.
Feb 12, 2018

Monobase, Jules Dock, Marin and ECN presented projects at Matchmaking Day TKI Wind op Zee

Four partners of Offshore Wind Innovators havel present their finished or upcoming projects during the TKI Wind op Zee Matchmaking day on February 14, where over 65 members joined the morning session.
Feb 08, 2018

Trend report: ‘2017, a new record for offshore wind’

Trendrapport ‘Offshore wind in Europe: Key trends and statistics 2017’ uitgebracht: 3.1 gigawatt aan nieuwe capaciteit online. Dat is twee keer zoveel dan in 2016 en 4 procent hoger dan in 2015.
Feb 05, 2018

Project application open for ship hybridisation/H2 application at CTV’s

Impuls Zeeland is looking for partner companies to participate in the Interreg-2 project “Ship hybridisadtion/H2 fuel application for Crew Transportation Vessels”.
Jan 30, 2018

​Jules Dock, ECE Offshore and Next Ocean to share their innovation process experiences

​Together with Offshore Wind Innovators, the three finalists of the Offshore Wind Innovations Award will speak during the Offshore Seminar on February 15 in Rotterdam.