Want to know how the future of transferring and lifting turbine components offshore will look like? This Friday, Seaqualize and Skylifter will pitch their solution on the challenge from Mammoet.
Last Call to join the final of the Mammoet Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge
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Working on energy innovations and in need of capital?
The registrations are open! Register today to secure your seat, and see Seaqualize and SkyLifter shine on the final of the Mammoet Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge!
Registrations for the final of the Mammoet challenge are open
GBM Works is the winner of the jury award of the Offshore Wind Innovators Award 2021. The audience found Canopy of Jungle the most appealing offshore wind innovation of 2021.
GBM Works and Jungle winners of Offshore Wind Innovators Awards 2021
SpectX is committed to building an aerial radiography system capable of detecting internal structural defects in real-time through AI approaches.
Meet Award Finalist SpectX
Jungle builds industry-specific predictive software solutions. Their solution can be used to optimize wind turbine performance.
Meet Award Finalist Jungle
GBM Works has developed a silent method for installing offshore wind foundations.
Meet Award Finalist GBM Works
During the Final Seaqualize and Skylifter will have the opportunity to present their innovation in a 10 minutes presentation for the audience and the jury.
Seaqualize and Skylifter selected by Mammoet for Final 5th Innovation Challenge
The jury of the Innovation Awards has announced the three finalists!
GBM works, Jungle AI and SpectX are the finalists of the Offshore Wind Innovators Award 2021
SSE Renewables challenges innovators to find solutions for: "Producing a stable baseload of energy from an offshore wind farm" and "Collecting ecological data at an offshore wind farm".
Kick-off of 6th Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge
Forum Technologies, Seaqualize and Skylifter are selected to go to Bootcamp
Let us introduce this year's jury of the Offshore Wind Innovators Award to you: Glenn Bijvoets (Eneco), Jasper Geselschap (Innovation Quarter) and Peter Eecen (TNO).
Meet the jury of the Offshore Wind Innovators Award
Start-up 2nd Life Composites has come up with a smart way to recycle wind turbine blades. By reducing and separating the blades of composite material in a dosed manner, two main streams result.
Wind turbine blade recycling becomes possible by 2nd Life Composites
If you think you are the most innovative SME company of 2021, please submit your application before the 8th of February 2022.
Are you the next Offshore Wind Innovators Award winner?
The consortium aims to jointly develop the MSPAR Floating offshore Wind Turbine Foundation concept for commercial rollout in 2025.
Monobase Wind Daewoo has signed a Joint Technology Development Agreement for the MSPAR Floater with Engineering & Construction CO.,Ltd
Delta600 completed the offshore trial successfully
World’s first inline Active Heave Compensator successfully tested by Seaqualize, together with Van Oord
Mammoet challenges innovators to find a solution for transferring and lifting components
Kick-off of 5th Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge
Start-up Tree Composites develops a composite joint for offshore structures such as jackets, as an alternative to traditional welded joints. Read the full story.
Composite joints for offshore jackets
Start-up Techbinder ensures that the offshore wind industry can deploy its fleet much more efficient and environmentally friendly.
From sailing criss-cross to steering on data
Successful test results for Ocean Battery
Energy storage is the missing link in the energy transition
The contenders for the 6th PortXL acceleration program were announced. Dutch companies Reefy and Seaqualize were selected together with thirteen other innovative entrepreneurs from all over the world.
Seaqualize and Reefy selected for 6th Rotterdam PortXL Program
Energy innovation fund ENERGIIQ, Stichting ifund and Windhandel Beheer are investing €1 million each in Kitepower.
Kitepower secures €3 million for innovative airborne wind energy system
Start-up SolarDuck has developed a floating offshore solar platform that can withstand hurricanes, strong currents and high waves.
Offshore solar park supports low wind regions
Dutch companies CORROSION and Amphibious Energy have launched the new ICCP-POD.
Dutch Innovation Makes Wind Turbine Installation Greener
Dutch innovative crane designer Tetrahedron and US company Friede & Goldman are combining forces to develop NewWindShape.
Tetrahedron and Friede & Goldman join in NewWindShape
RWE is, in partnership with Ampyx Power, to establish its first test centre to investigate the potential of innovative airborne wind energy technologies.
RWE and Ampyx receive green light for construction airborne wind test centre in Ireland
In only two years Zbridge has designed and marketed a fully operational Bring-to-Work system.
Taking the elevator to the working platform
Tetrahedron is the winner of both the jury and public award of the Offshore Wind Innovators Award 2020.
Tetrahedron winner Offshore Wind Innovators Awards 2020
Damen Shipyards Group has partnered with MO4 to pair its Triton monitoring platform with MO4 motion forecasting service for the offshore wind sector.
Damen and MO4 Pair Up for Offshore Wind Vessel Digitalization
SkyLab, Tetrahedron and Z-Bridge hope to win the Offshore Wind Innovators Award, a contest for the most innovative SME company in offshore wind.
SkyLab, Tetrahedron and Z-Bridge nominee for the Offshore Wind Innovators Award 2020
TKI Wind op Zee and Offshore Wind Innovators present the fifth edition of the Innovation Challenge
Call for partners for the 6th Innovation Challenge
GBM Works has developed a method to install monopiles in a silent and fast way. The vibratory hammer with a jet gun is cheaper and less harmful to marine life.
A silent and fast method for installing monopiles
On March 4 innovators Reefy, ReefSystems and ILVO Flanders competed by pitching their solution to two challenges De Rijke Noordzee has issued. The jury declared Reefy the winner of the Challenge 2020.
Reefy winner of Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge 2020
On March 4, the finals of the fourth edition of ‘The Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge’ (OWIC) will be held at De Oude Bibliotheek in Delft. You can witness the final via a live-stream.
Watch ‘The Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge 2020’ finale live on March 4
GBM Works has received a EUR 1.8 million grant from RVO.nl to construct a prototype of its monopile installation technology that is said to minimize noise pollution.
GBM Works to Build Prototype for Silent Monopile Installation
Offshore heavy lifting: Why use power, if you have balance?
Eager.one supports the future of offshore floating installation
Z-Bridge Offshore Access Solutions will provide new motion compensated ‘Bring-to-Work’ system for deployment on crew transfer vessels (CTVs) of Ørsted’s Hornsea Two Offshore Wind Farm construction.
Z-Bridge’s Bring-to-Work system to support Hornsea 2
MO4 and BMO recently signed a acquisition deal. A strategic acquisition that enables MO4 to become a one-stop-shop for marine operational excellence.
MO4 Acquires BMO
2020 was a year that was full of innovative ideas and entrepreneurs. Now it is time to choose the most innovative SME company in offshore wind.
Are you the most innovative offshore wind entrepreneur of 2020?
Creating a sustainable and non-destructive way to monitor marine biodiversity
Please meet Offshore Wind Innovators Challenge Finalist ILVO Flanders
Innovation for Nature
Please meet Offshore Wind Innovators Challenge Finalist REEFY
Design solutions for the marine environment
Please meet Offshore Wind Innovators Challenge Finalist REEFSYSTEMS
A subsidy for the hiring of an ‘innovation broker’ by SMEs. The compensation for hiring an innovation broker will be 80% of the costs incurred, up to a maximum of 10,000 euros (incl. VAT) per SME.
Topsector Energie makes € 200,000 available to SMEs under the Innovation Brokers scheme (Innovatiemakelaars)
The time has come to announce the finalists and the details about the Finals of the Innovation Challenge!
Finalists of the Innovation Challenge: ILVO Flanders, Reefsystems and Reefy!
Are you the most innovative SME company in offshore wind of 2020? For the fourth time entrepreneurs can compete for the most appealing offshore wind innovation.
Offshore Wind Innovation Award
Harvesting wind energy from far offshore has significant advantages. At the same time, it introduces many challenges and some unknown issues still yet to be faced.
Next level wave intelligence for Floating Wind Farms (FOWF)
Start-up Tetrahedron has designed a crane that can lift wind turbine components up to 50 meters higher than conventional cranes
Revolutionary crane design keeps existing jack-up vessels in service
The C1 Wedge Connection is a high-capacity, low-maintenance connection that can be installed in a fast and safe manner.
C1 Connections successfully performs full-scale test with the C1 Wedge Connection
Are you looking for a capital injection for your company to finance your innovation? Topsector Energie organizes an Investor Day on the 12th of November 2020. Fill in your application now.
Investor Day - Application open!
News: The winners of the 4th Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge will have the opportunity to test their solutions in the Innovation Lab at Stichting Noordzeeboerderij!
Innovation Challenge - Update
Earlier this year the subsidy for hiring innovation brokers was exhausted in one week. Many SME entrepreneurs applied for a financial contribution. The Topsector Energy: extra subsidy budget available
Topsector Energy makes 100.000 € extra available for hiring an Innovation Broker
Ocean Grazer has developed a hydraulic battery to optimally match the supply and demand of electricity.
Hydroelectric station on seabed to store energy
A consortium has unveiled a concept design for an Autonomous Guard Vessel (AGV), to be used for surveillance of offshore wind infrastructure, from wind farms to substation platforms and cable routes.
Autonomous Offshore Wind Guard Vessel Introduced
Digitally track and manage large components at quayside storage areas
Britisch innovation challenge to improve logistics at quayside
From June 11, 9:00 am to September 10, 2020, 5:00 pm you can apply for a subsidy for MIT-R&D collaboration projects.
R&D subsidy for innovative entrepreneurs opens on June 11
Offshore Wind Innovators offers, in close cooperation with TKI Wind op Zee and Echt, innovative entrepreneurs a solution with the 4th Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge.
Kick-off 4th Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge
the Financing Desk of the Top Sector Energy and New Energy Coalition are organizing a Masterclass Finance on 25 June.
Online Masterclass Finance for innovative energy entrepreneurs
The first construction phase of a hydrogen turbine starts in the Wieringermeer on the ECN Wind Turbine test field Wieringermeer..HYGRO is able to start construction
Hydrogen turbine construction starts
The Dutch Offshore Wind Atlas (DOWA) provides accurate wind information at the North Sea for offshore wind energy use.
Lower uncertainties for North Sea offshore wind energy with accurate wind information
Brand new start-up nigeQ is ready to test an innovative blade tip that eliminates vortex at the end of turbine blades.
Smart blade tip design prevents vortex
Van Oord has installed a Slip Joint foundation at the Borssele Wind Farm Site V offshore the Netherlands.
Slip Joint Foundation makes debut
The Dutch government is allocating € 100 million for bridging loans for start-ups, scale-ups and innovative SMEs. The Regional Development Companies (ROMs) provide this Corona Bridging Loans (COL).
Corona brigding loan for startup, scaleups and innovative SME's
Dutch offshore foundations manufacturer Sif has upended the slip joint transition piece built for the Borssele V innovation site at its facility on Maasvlakte 2 in the Port of Rotterdam.
Sif Displays Slip Joint Hardware
Would you like to design a circular product or service together with other entrepreneurs active in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)?
Subsidy for Circular Chain Projects
Wind energy provided 15% of the electricity in Europe in 2019, however, the current rate of installation is not enough to deliver the Green Deal, according to WindEurope.
WindEurope: Europe Needs to Double Wind Installation
As from 1st of January 2020, the Community of Offshore Wind Innovators will become part of TKI Wind op Zee.
The Offshore Wind Innovators community is moving
During the Q-meeting of Van Oord and Siemens Gamesa, the audience of 240 wind energy professionals awarded Seaqualize with the public prize. The prize of the professional jury went to MO4.
MO4 and Seaqualize winners Offshore Wind Innovation Award 2019
Marine Performance Systems is the winner of the Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge 2019. This company has found a solution for noise reduction during piling.
Marine Performance Systems wins Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge 2019
SME's who are looking for business opportunities in Japan, are invited by HHWE/NWEA to join the Holland Pavilion at the Wind Expo Tokyo,
Special booth arrangement for SME’s at the Wind Expo Tokyo
On December 11 the entrepreneurs of MO4, Seaqualize and Amphibious Energy will present themselves for representatives of the wind industry.
Finalists of the Offshore Wind Innovation Award announced
MARIN offers SME clients* a free basin slot of two weeks (eighty basin hours including a qualified test engineer) and a one-day workshop with an experienced MARIN Project Manager and Project Engineer.
Free basin time for SME concept testing
On November 21, InnovatieLink successfully brought 6 innovative entrepreneurs in the energy sector in contact with 25 investors.
Inspiring meeting between energy entrepreneurs and investors during InvestorDay
Ampelmann has revealed a new access system that is said to be capable of transferring personnel and cargo of up to 5 tons.
Ampelmann ups offshore lifting game
Navigant, Nederlandse WindEnergie Associatie, TKI Wind op Zee, and GROW partnered to create the first annual Dutch Offshore Wind Market Update 2019 report which tracks the Dutch offshore wind rollout.
First annual Dutch Offshore Wind Market Update
On December 9, 2019 Offshore Wind Innovators organises the Finals of the Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge. During the event the finalists of the challenges will present their case for the audience,
Finals Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge
The masterclass of the Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge was a success. The masterclass was attended by 8 companies andstart-ups, totalling to 20 participants, on Monday November 4th.
Masterclass Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge 2019
5 november is the deadline for entrepreneurs who have the ambition to be awarded as the most innovative company in offshore wind of 2019.
Last chance to become the offshore wind innovator of 2019
23 entrepreneurs have registered for the InvestorDay that InnovationLink organizes for innovative energy companies.
Over 20 applicants for InvestorDay
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.
Deutsche Windtechnik to take care of trianel windpark Borkum II turbines
Are you the most innovative SME company in offshore wind of 2019? Don't hesitate and subscribe for the Offshore Wind Innovation Award.
Registration for Innovation Award open until 5 November
Register now for the Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge and the InvestorDay. The deadlines for application are 17 and 15 October.
Last call to apply to the Innovation Challenge and InvestorDay!
Entrepreneurs in the energy sector who need a capital injection into their company can still register for the InvestorDay until 15 October
Only two weeks left to register for the InvestorDay
DOB-Academy has shared a video showing the removal of the Delft Offshore Turbine (DOT) as part of the Slip Joint Offshore Research project.
Slip Joint Turbine completes offshore tests
The Finance Masterclass on September 19, which is organized by InnovatieLink in collaboration with the Topsector Energie, is fully booked.
Masterclass Finance on September 19 fully booked
The Dutch Z-bridge B.V. has completed the fabrication and assembly of the steelwork for its Bring-to-Work (B2W) offshore access system.
Z-bridge completes steelwork for new offshore access system
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!
Final of the 2nd edition next week is postponed!
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.
Make an innovative contribution in offshore wind
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.
InvestorDay for innovative energy companies
Innovative companies in the energy sector who are looking for cooperation with a University or HBO can apply for NWO funding.
Funding for cooperation between SMEs and universities
Top Sector Energy has awarded Fieldlab Zephyros a project subsidy for the smart maintenance innovation project AIRTuB (Automatic Inspection and Repair of Turbine Blades).
Subsidy for Fieldlab Zephyros project AIRTuB
The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) is inviting companies to express their interest in carrying out a wind resource assessment of the Hollandse Kust (west) wind farm zone.
RVO seeks Hollandse Kust (west) Wind Resource Assessors
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.
TenneT issues FEED study call for 2GW offshore platforms
The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) has launched an international competition focused on improving offshore wind resource models.
Carbon Trust Contest looks to improve wind resource models
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
InnovatieLink opens Financieringsloket for entrepreneurs in the energy sector
To get more insight in how and where to source financing for your innovation, InnovatieLink organises a Masterclass Finance on Spetember 2019
Masterclass Finance on September 19
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.
Applications for MIT R&D collaboration projects opened
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.
Three cross sectoral solutions for bolt challenges
Do you have a solution for corrosion of bolts or for measuring stress in bolts? Apply before 10 june.
Last call for Innovation Challenges
LiftWerx, in close co-operation with Kenz Figee and Eager.one, has developed the world’s most cost effective, versatile, and environmentally-friendly up-tower crane for the wind energy O&M industry.
LiftWerx launches GenHook Up-Tower crane system
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.
Apply for Offshore Wind Innovation Challenges!
Companies, universities, SME entrepreneurs and start-ups can test and demonstrate innovations offshore in the The Hague area.
Subsidy for test site on the North Sea
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.
Dutch government launches Wind & Water Works campaign
EMS Maritime Offshore (EMO) has signed a contract with Senvion to provide a crew transfer vessel (CTV) for the operational phase of the 332 MW Nordsee One offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.
EMO sends newbuild Crew Transfer Vessel to Nordsee One
VBMS and Kintech Energy Ltd. have jointly developed a resin-free hang-off solution for fixing and sealing subsea cables in offshore structures.
VBMS and Kintech Energy introduce resin-free hang-offs
MARIN to continue free test time for maritime SMEs
For the first time, entrepreneurs will compete for the most appealing offshore wind innovation.
Offshore Wind Innovators launches Innovation Award
Dutch company Ridderflex has produced and delivered about 180 customised polyurethane hang-offs and plugs to GeoSea.
Ridderflex equips GeoSea for inter-array cable connection
Wiffle,ECN and KNMI researchers are working on a new atlas featuring accurate information about North Sea winds for use in wind energy applications.
Whiffle, ECN and KNMI to upgrade North Sea Offshore Wind Atlas
Arvick’s measurement system for smart bolting
During WindEurope, the Offshore Wind Innovators community join forces with the Top Consortium for Knowledge and Innovation Offshore Wind, the GROW research program and the CAREER education project.
Offshore Wind Innovators shows community spirit at WindEurope
Over 180 entrepreneurs attended the Energy Port Zealand meeting, where they were informed by Dong Energy about the actual state of the art around the offshore wind project Borssele 1 and 2.
Much interest in Dong’s Borssele wind farm story
Tender regulations for innovation site Borssele V published
Boskalis' subsidiary VBMS in consortium with NKT Cables has been awarded the Borssele Beta contract by TenneT for the installation of two 67-kilometer-long export cables.
VBMS awarded Borssele Beta export cabling contract
Dutch aviation obstruction lighting specialist Orga has provided an aviation obstruction lighting solution for Statoil’s 30MW Hywind Scotland Pilot Park, world’s first commercial floating wind farm.
Orga Keeps Hywind Scotland Lit
Offshore wind farms renew quickly. The innovations come from big and small companies.
Innovators in the news: Fistuca, Skeye and Lagerwey
The world’s first hydrogen wind turbine is to become a reality in the Wieringermeer area at the start of 2019.
First hydrogen wind turbine to be sited in the Netherlands
BOW Terminal has signed a letter of intent to open a new logistics hub in the Port of Eemshaven.
BOW Terminal to open new logistics hub in Eemshaven
Temporary Works Design (TWD) and Wagenborg have developed a Blade Exchange Tool, a floating turbine maintenance system to maintain or replace the rotor blades.
Blade exchange tool for maintenance of wind turbines
Zbridge informed that its walk-to-work system has been installed on the Construction Support Vessel (CSV) Sun Enabler to support operations at the Race Bank offshore wind farm.
Zbridge W2W System Supporting Race Bank Ops
Ampelmann and Seaqualize have established a partnership to develop a new full scale balanced gangway prototype to be tested offshore.
Ampelmann and Seaqualize developing balanced gangway prototype
DONG Energy will use the VMMS to track long term performances of the crew transfer vessels and the efficiency of the fleet regarding site conditions and workload.
BMO Offshore contracted by DONG Energy to equip crew transfer vessels with Vessel Motion Monitoring Systems (VMMS) in the UK
The Dutch Government is expected to issue a call for tenders for the Borssele Wind Farm Site V (BWFS V) on 2 January 2018, with a deadline for final bid submissions on 18 January 2018.
Tender call innovation site Borssele V scheduled for January 2018
Whiffle has developed a weather finecasting model that produces highly detailed wind forecasts at wind farm location level.
Whiffle speaker at Netherlands Offshore Wind Q-meeting
A Dutch consortium led by KCI has trialed and tested a Double Slip Joint concept, a new method of connecting a wind turbine monopile to a transition piece, on a 1/5 scale prototype model.
Double Slip Joint Developers Eye Borssele V Tender
On October 5, Offshore Wind Innovators organizes a kick-off meeting at the Buccaneer in Delft. During this event, the agenda of the community for the coming months will be set.
Offshore Wind Innovators: The first 100 days
Lagerwey is currently testing the first climbing crane in the world for the installation of wind turbines in the Eemshaven.
Lagerwey tests its Climbing Crane
The three Nominees for the Offshore Energy Public Outreach Award have been announced.
Buccaneer Delft nominated for Offshore Energy Public Outreach Award
Den Helder-based inspection services provider Bluestream has teamed with compatriot unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) operator Skeye BV to jointly provide visual inspection services.
Bluestream and Skeye Elevate Offshore Inspection Game
Offshore wind has been keeping organisations such as MARIN is busy for quite a while now, and the trend remains as the innovative industry is continuously on a quest to progress in almost every aspect
Innovative Industry keeps MARIN busy (VIDEO)
As of September 1, small innovative entrepreneurs in offshore wind can apply for hiring an innovation broker. SMEs can get 50% of the broker's costs up to a maximum fee of 10,000 euros.
Innovation Brokers to support innovative entrepreneurs
On September 5, offshore wind entrepreneurs can show their interest in testing or demonstrating their innovations at the Rotterdam Offshore Center Maasvlakte 2.
New possibilities to test and demonstrate offshore wind innovations
Ecofys WTTS will assist the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) in performing a data quality review on the Hollandse Kust (noord) metocean measurement campaign.
Ecofys WTTS to check Hollandse Kust (noord) Metocean Data
Subsequent to the announcement that Northland Power’s 252 MW Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm has reached financial close, Van Oord confirms that it is contracted for the Balance of Plant scope.
Van Oord awarded contract to construct Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm
Den Helder Airport is introducing a hub-and-spoke infrastructure enabling multiple helicopter take-off and landing sites at various locations along the Dutch coast
Den Helder Airport boosts Offshore Wind Helicopter Network
DONG Energy has decided to set up an operation and maintenance base for its 752 MW Borssele 1&2 project at the Vlissingen harbour.
DONG Energy to take care of Borssele 1&2 from Vlissingen
While there is a downturn in the oil and gas market, Boskalis – which serves the offshore energy sector – can count on its flexibility
Flexibility Key for Boskalis (VBMS)
Getting the supply chain to work in such way that there are no delays in offshore works is the main trick of the business for an EPCI contractor.
'Coordinating Logistics Is the Main Trick'
The year 2017 marks Offshore Energy’s tenth anniversary and this special occasion is perfect for introducing a new component to the exhibition floor; The Startup Zone
Startup Zone at Offshore Energy
The latest report Innovation Outlook: Offshore Wind of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) anticipates that offshore wind capacity could grow from 13 GW in 2015 to 400 GW by 2045.
IRENA: Technological advances in offshore wind significant
Mammoet recently completed the assembly of the first five test turbines that will be used at Hywind Scotland Pilot Park, the world’s first floating wind farm situated at Buchan Deep.
Mammoet participates in constructing the world’s first floating wind farm
The first gravity-based foundation (GBF) built for the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Project has been installed onto the seabed. .
First Blyth Gravity-Based Foundation Installed
GeoSea has awarded Dutch company Seatools with a contract for the design and delivery of a tool to be used for automated installation of 71 anode cages at theGerman Hohe See offshore wind farm site.
Seatools Automates Anode Cage Installation at Hohe See
The launch of Offshore Wind Innovators on June 14 has attracted attention of the media and public.
Lot of interest for Offshore Wind Innovators
Just one month after the launch of the Offshorre Wind Innovators Community, already more than 60 members signed in. Monobase Wind was registered as 60th member.
Offshore Wind Innovators welcomes Monobase Wind as 60th member
In a challenging experiment, ECN and LM Wind Power have successfully extended blades with an add-on tip extension to test new blade tip designs in the InnoTip research project
Innovative tip design reduces costs
SMST’s Telescopic Access Bridge M Serie including flatrack and telescopic pedestal elevator system is successfully installed on Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel, Aeolus.
SMST successfully installs Telescopic Access Bridge on Van Oord's Aeolus
DOB Academy created a map of wind farms planned to be built in North-West Europe.
DOB Academy created map of planned offshore wind farms
MARIN (Maritime Research Institute Netherlands) has tested an innovative concept for a floating mega island.
MARIN to test first floating mega island
The first five submersible wind turbine foundations of BAM Infra have left the building dock in England. For the coast of Northumberland, the foundations will be sunk.
First sinkable foundations of BAM Infra leave the dock
The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) has launched a competition targeted at finding new ways to inspect offshore wind substructures and reduce the cost of offshore wind.
Carbon Trust throws down subsea inspection innovation challenge
The Port of Rotterdam and PUMA, a joint venture between Royal Boskalis Westminster and Van Oord , signed a contract for the construction of the site of Rotterdam Offshore Center Maasvlakte 2.
Boskalis and Van Oord to construct Rotterdam Offshore Center
Using the online platform Sam, Boskalis Subsea Services introduces new innovative technologies to maintain the knowledge and security awareness of its employees.
Online training platform Sam increases safety awareness Boskalis employees
Ampelmann has announced the launch of its latest gangway for personnel transfer: the A-type Enhanced Performance (AEP)
Ampelmann launches A-type enhanced performance gangway
Holland-based Barge Master and Bosch Rexroth have jointly introduced a new motion compensated gangway to the offshore wind market.
Barge Master and Bosch Rexroth Showcase New Gangway
TSO TenneT and DONG Energy have signed a grid connection agreement for the Borssele 1 & 2 wind farm off the coast of the Dutch province Zeeland.
DONG Energy and TenneT Make Borssele 1 and 2 Link Official
The TU Delft spin-off Kitepower is developing a 100 kW airborne wind energy system to complement diesel generators in remote locations with a cost-competitive green energy solution.
Kitepower showcases 100 kW system
Borssele III and IV Consortium Applies For EIB Funds
Multi-role platform supply vessel VOS Prime has mobilised an Ampelmann ‛A-type’ gangway system and engaged in walk-to-work operations at the offshore substations on the 600MW Gemini wind farm.
VOS Prime testing Ampelmann gangway on Gemini offshore wind farm
The Netherlands Enterprise Agency has awarded a group of 13 Dutch companies and research bodies a framework contract to collect site data for future offshore wind farm zones in the Netherlands.
RVO appoints offshore wind site data collectors
Singapore-based Keppel Shipyard has secured )a contract from Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V for the conversion of a semi-submersible heavy lift vessel, Finesse, to a crane vessel.
Boskalis starts prepping finesse for offshore wind work
Offshore wind energy is developing so fast that a scenario to realize a wind farm without subsidy becomes realistic
Dutch government opts for subsidy-free offshore wind farm
The Dutch Chamber of Commerce has published its list of the hundred most innovative SMEs in the Netherlands.
Two offshore wind innovators listed in SME top 100
Individuals and companies working in the offshore energy industry have until Friday, 30 June, to send their nominations for this year’s Offshore Energy Awards.
Last Call: Window Is Closing on Offshore Energy Awards Nominations
This year Offshore WIND Magazine will be looking at the offshore wind hub ports. Amsterdam.IJmuiden Offshore Ports is the first to be highlighted.
Wind hubs highlighted: Amsterdam IJmuiden Offshore Ports
Standardised working practices, regulations and shared resources for the UK and Netherlands would bring much needed savings and operational excellence in the “small basin” of the Southern North Sea.
Industry Calls for Standardised UK-Dutch Offshore Working Practices in Southern North Sea
Yesterday Jasper Winkes gave an interview at BNR newsradio, during the conversation subjects focused on Fistuca and Offshore Wind Innovators. Listen to the replay here.
Jasper Winkes at BNR newsradio about Offshore Wind Innovators and Fistuca
The Rotterdam port creates space for an offshore center for wind energy at sea, decommissioning of oil and gas platforms and the oil and gas market at Maasvlakte 2 in the Princess Alexiahaven.
Offshore Center Maasvlakte 2: new land for wind farms at sea
TenneT TSO is looking for a provider of cable monitoring systems for subsea and land cables to be installed in the Dutch North Sea and on the west coast of the Netherlands.
TenneT Issues Cable Monitoring Systems Call
Dutch water technology company Hatenboer-Water has completed delivery of a customised fresh water system for a recently installed unmanned offshore platform.
Hatenboer-Water Installs Fresh Water System on German Offshore Platform
Dutch design and engineering company GustoMSC has introduced the NG-20000X jack-up with a telescopic leg crane designed to tackle the ever increasing offshore wind turbine components.
GustoMSC Showcases Next Generation Wind Turbine Installation Vessel Design
This year’s Offshore Energy Awards will be presented during the Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2017 (OEEC) in Amsterdam.
Offshore Energy Awards 2017 Open for Nominations
SHS Ventures and private investor Paul Kumpen have acquired shares in Zensor, a Belgian start-up specialised in structural health monitoring solutions for offshore wind infrastructure.