Industry news and event update
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.
Offshore wind innovators kicks off with a new edition of the Innovation Challenge - Call for technical challenges
Are you an innovative SME entrepreneur and internationally active? Then INNOWWIDE might be something for you.
Opportunities for innovative entrepreneurs in INNOWWIDE
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.
IHC IQIP takes next step in development Blue Piling technology
The Monobase Wind Foundation is a revolutionary foundation system for wind turbines. "Our system is plug and play."
Revolutionary plug-and-play foundation system for wind turbines
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.
SeaZip glimpses into autonomous shipping future
A newly established consortium of companies, called Frontier, wants to realize two new offshore wind farms together with 20,000 citizens.
Meewind in race zero-subsidy offshore windfarm to involve citizens
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.
Prior Group sets up offshore wind service in Vlissingen
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’.
8.5 million euros to enrich the North Sea
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.
Application of blockchain in the energy sector
Gould Services is establishing a new offshore support facility at the Port of Vlissingen.
Gould Services to open new Vlissingen facility
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.
ECN, KNMI and Wiffle release new Dutch Offshore Wind Atlas
Fistuca is the winner of both the jury and the public prize of the Offshore Wind Innovation Award 2018.
Fistuca winner Offshore Wind Innovation Award 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.
With good design and a smart material Ridderflex won the Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge 2018!
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.
Nominations for the Offshore Wind Innovation Award announced
The Dutch government approved the funding for a pilot wave energy project to be installed off the coast of the island Texel
Prestigious project for Mocean
Ridderflex wins Innovation Challenge 2018 of Offshore Wind Innovators
Ridderflex wins Innovation Challenge 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.
Free MARIN test time for maritime SMEs in 2018
Article about SME Circulair Energy and wants to improve the use of wind farms with their installation which can work like a super battery.
Clean power plant to balance the offshore wind farm grid
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.
Ampyx Power and NLR join forces for alternative wind energy
Jules Dock has won the iSea Match of the Concepts 2018.
Jules Dock wins iSea Match of the Concepts 2018 with C-tower
BMO Offshore has won a new framework contract with SSE to deploy vessel monitor measurement systems on the Beatrice offshore wind farm.
BMO Offshore Wins Beatrice Contract
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.
Innovation Award for most distinctive offshore wind entrepreneur
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.
TWD introduces Hammock Seafastening for Monopiles
Application for the Innovation Award of the Offshore Wind Innovators community is now open for Dutch innovative entrepeneurs! Apply now!
Application open for the Innovation Awards 2018!
The Netherlands-based Eagle-Access BV is developing its first offshore access system prototype for the transfer of personnel and cargo.
Eagle-Access Readies Its First Access System Prototype
A summary of the Masterclass event of Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge which took place at Monday 24th of September
A successful launch of the Masterclass Innovation Challenge
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.
Article in Offshore Industry: Who Will Prevent Damage to Sea Cables?
Join us on Offshore Wind US Mission
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.
Nominees for Offshore Energy Awards 2018 Revealed
The Innovation Challenge: What’s in it for me?
The Innovation Challenge: Prices are announced!
Test successfully completed with innovative hammer for offshore wind farm
Test successfully completed with innovative hammer for offshore wind farm
Offshore Wind Accelerator Tender: Reducing emissions and fuel consumption in offshore wind vessels
Only a few days left for the Offshore Wind Accelerator Tender
New innovations are rapedly growing within the offshore wind sector, Financieel Dagblad (FD) wrote a Dutch interesting article about it's current developments.
Article in Dutch: The windmill is changing, just like construction of offshore windfarms
The MonoBaseWind has been developed as an efficient foundation system for 40+ m waterdepth and 10+ MW wind turbine.
Development of monobased foundation system
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.
BLUE Hammer Strikes at Maasvlakte 2
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.
Van Oord to install innovative suction bucket foundations at Deutsche Bucht Offshore Wind Farm
Renewable Energy Business, LM Wind Power announced the planned acquisition of the WMC test facilities in Wieringerwerf, Netherlands.
GE Renewable Energy acquires WMC wind turbine blade test center in Wieringerwerf, Netherlands
Borssele 1 & 2 O&M Facility Receives Final Nod
Borssele 1 & 2 O&M Facility Receives Final Nod
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.
SeaRenergy and N-Sea awarded Dolwin Alpha repair project
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.
Innovation testing site off the coast of The Hague
Offshore Wind Innovation Challenges
Five Offshore Wind Innovation Challenges announced!
Temporary Works Design (TWD) successfully completed the turnkey delivery of a Jacket Lifting Tool to Van Oord.
TWD delivers jacket lifting tool
Review of the first Masterclass Finance of Offshore Wind Innovators
Masterclass Finance: Offshore Wind Innovators can shop for finance
Heerema Marine Contractors and CAPE Holland have installed a Delft Offshore Turbine (DOT) monopile.
DOT Monopile Installed at Princess Amalia OWF
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.
Offshore wind industry challenges innovative entrepreneurs during Innovation Challenge
Coupling of the existing oil and gas infrastructure with offshore wind farms in the North Sea can be technically and economically feasible
Business Case for Offshore Wind – Gas Combination
For the first time, the organisation of the WindDays offers space to start-ups on the exhibition floor.
Startup Zone at WindDays 2018
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).
RVO hires advisory team for Hollandse Kust West soil investigations
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.
Dutch Ministry plans tender for geophysical investigations on Hollandse Kust West wind farm
Offshore Wind Innovators offers a new opportunity for the offshore wind community: the Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge.
Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge launched
Deltares and HSM Offshore have updated the scour protection design for the Borssele Alpha and Beta offshore high-voltage substation (OHVS) platforms.
Deltares and HSM Offshore update Borssele OHVS scour design
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.
Map of Maasvlakte 2 Offshore Wind Test & Demo Facilities
Offshore Wind Innovators welcomes Erwin Coolen as a new member of our expert team.
Offshore Wind Innovators strengthens Expert Team
Unieke windmolen mee naar Hannover Messe, deze windmolen in kwestie is in staat om opgewekte windenergie direct om te zetten naar waterstof
Lagerwey presenteert unieke waterstofwindturbine op Hannover Messe
Wave induced vessel motions are one of the most important aspects in the workability of offshore operations.
MO4's advanced motion forecasting optimizes offshore operations
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.
Dutch Consortium studies Far Offshore Airborne Wind Energy Systems
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.
Innovation site Borssele V to test innovative assembly system, coating and oyster beds
Offshore Wind Innovators launches a tailor-made package for entrepreneurs in the offshore wind industry who are looking for financing.
Financial Services of Offshore Wind Innovators to increase private investment opportunities
We welcome Rabobank as the 110th business partner of the community for Offshore Wind Innovators.
Rabobank: Community pioneer NO. 110!
TenneT is looking forward to collaborate closely with public- and private-sector parties to initiate the follow-up research.
TenneT looking for partners to develop island for far offshore grid connection
The Dutch government has designated three areas in the North Sea for new wind farms: north of Schiermonnikoog and west of Petten and IJmuiden.
Three new wind farms in the North Sea
The Netherlands will reveal the winner of the permit to build and operate the Borssele V Innovation Site by the end of April.
The Netherlands to award offshore wind innovation zone permit in april
Interview with Hans Timmers about the tender of a subsidy free offshore windfarm.
Interview with Hans Timmers about the first subsidy free offshore windfarm (DUTCH)
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.
Fieldlab Zephyros takes the next step towards innovations in offshore wind
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.
Nuon to build first subsidy free offshore windfarm
NU.nl visits successful Dutch companies. In this episode Ampelmann, which builds walkways that are used at sea (vidieo in Dutch)
Ampelmann beats wild sea with a stable bridge
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.
Deltares tackles corrosion inside monopiles with new tool
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.
N-Sea well into East Anglia ONE UXO hunt
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.
Blue Pilot to put Fistuca's hammer down
Simon Watson states that there is still much to be gained in the field of cost reduction in wind energy. Especially with offshore windmills.
A further cost reduction is possible
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 (RVO.nl) informed 9 March.
Winner Hollandse Kust Zuid I & II tender to be announced on 19 March
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.
Magazine Ocean Energy Resources looking for engineering projects
Data management will be key for future success, said Joep Athmer, managing director of Van Oord Offshore during the Offshore Seminar on February 15.
Data management key for future success in offshore wind
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.
Monobase, Jules Dock, Marin and ECN presented projects at Matchmaking Day TKI Wind op Zee
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.
Trend report: ‘2017, a new record for offshore wind’
Impuls Zeeland is looking for partner companies to participate in the Interreg-2 project “Ship hybridisadtion/H2 fuel application for Crew Transportation Vessels”.
Project application open for ship hybridisation/H2 application at CTV’s
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.
Jules Dock, ECE Offshore and Next Ocean to share their innovation process experiences
KCI The Engineers is supporting Tractebel by providing the structural know-how to the engineering team for the offshore substations.
KCI and Tractebel join hands in French offshore wind projects
Dutch entrepreneurs are interested in testing and exploiting innovative technologies for wind energy on the innovation site on the North Sea near Borssele
Dutch companies apply for offshore wind innovation site
Rotterdam-based RanaWorks B.V. has introduced a new concept to the market of inspection, repair and maintenance in the North Sea offshore wind and oil & gas markets.
RanaWorks introduces floating O&M work station concept
To bring the industry easily digestible, in-depth and on-topic market information Offshore WIND and the DOB-Academy have started to co-produce HORIZONS.
Offshore WIND and DOB Academy to launch HORIZONS – video insight for the Industry
Vroon Offshore Services and Ampelmann have joined forces to deploy a Walk to Work (W2W) solution for the Arkona offshore wind farm, located in the German Baltic Sea.
Vroon Offshore Services and Ampelmann join forces for Arkona wind farm project
Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, will launch a EUR 1.5 million worth tender for the supply of metocean data for the Hollandse Kust Noord (north) Wind Farm Zone on 23 January.
Metocean data tender for Hollandse Kust Noord
Ampyx Power examined how its Airborne Wind Energy System can be used offshore on floating platforms.
Ampyx Power demonstrates system on floating platform
Private market investment managers, Partners Group, has signed an agreement to join the Blauwwind consortium developing the Borssele III & IV offshore wind farms.
Borssele wind farm project attracts major investor
The Carbon Trust-led Floating Wind Joint Industry Project (JIP) has opened tenders for monitoring and inspection, as well as for dynamic export cable development.
Floating Wind Joint Industry Project opens new tenders
Delft-based Energy Solutions . has won a contract to provide the Dutch transmission system operator TenneT with heat monitoring systems for sea and land cables.e engineering and consultancy com
Energy Solutions secures cable monitoring system contract
The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy of the Netherlands opened the application period for Borssele V Innovation Site on 2 January, which will run until 5 p.m. on 18 January.
Tender for Borssele V Innovation Site opened
Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) have invited tenders for geotechnical investigations at the Hollandse Kust Noord Wind Farm Zone (HKNWFZ).
Dutch ministry opens EUR 6.5 Million Geotechnical Investigations Tender for Hollandse Kust Noord
Vattenfall and Statoil are participating in the tender for the Hollandse Kust (zuid) offshore wind zone, the Netherland’s first non-subsidized tender.
Vattenfall and Statoil reveal Dutch offshore wind power play
This merger port represents the 60-kilometre-long cross-border port area of Flushing, Borsele and Terneuzen in the Netherlands up to Ghent in Belgium.
Port of Ghent and Zeeland Seaports merge into North Sea Port
Offshore Wind Innovators is gaining momentum and has reached its goal to attract 100 companies to join the network by year-end, as Martin Weissmann of Offshore Wind Innovators, hoped for.
Offshore Wind Innovators starts gathering pace (Expertise Hub VIDEO)
Dutch research institutes MARIN and Deltares have completed a test campaign focused on the transport and installation of gravity-based structures
MARIN and Deltares test transport and installation of gravity-based structures
International Business Guide: The Cross Media Interconnector for the Offshore Wind Supply Chain
Jules Dock and ECE Offshore are the winners of the jury prize respectively the public award of the Offshore Wind Innovators Award 2017.
Jules Dock and ECE Offshore winner Offshore Wind Innovation Award 2017
Ampelmann has designed and created an Angular Boom Tip that SHL is now using during the installation of the jacket foundations at the Beatrice offshore wind farm.
SHL covers difficult Beatrice Angles with Ampelmann’s Angular Boom Tip
Letter of intent of 100 innovative entrepreneurs emphasizes importance of community
Structural support needed to take full advantage of innovative power offshore wind
VBMS has expanded its subsea cable storage and handling capacity with new facilities at the port of Vlissingen and at the port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands
VBMS boosts subsea cable storage capacity in the Netherlands
The jury of the Offshore Wind Innovation Award 2017 announced the three finalists. ECE Offshore, NextOcean en Jules Dock will compete for the award for the most appealing innovation in offshore wind
Finalists Offshore Wind Innovation Award announced
The Dutch government has launched an international campaign entitled Wind & Water Works during an offshore wind energy masterclass organised by the Netherlands for ten guest nations.