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Jan 25, 2023

Innovative battery developer Elestor winner Offshore Wind Innovators Jury and Audience Award 2022

Both the jury and the audience declared Elestor the winner of the Offshore Wind Innovators Awards 2022.
Jan 24, 2023

Flow battery Elestor offers large-scale storage of electricity

Elestor developed a flow battery based on hydrogen bromide for large-scale energy storage. A battery that requires no rare earth metals.
Jan 24, 2023

TechBinder comes up with a panacea for a secret risk

TechBinder expects the way of managing data and securing knowledge to change completely and supplies the software for this. “We don't so much solve technical problems, but business issues."
Jan 24, 2023

FLASC: hydraulic solution for offshore energy storage

With seawater and compressed air, FLASC offers a solution to balance energy supply and demand. The idea earned FLASC a nomination for the Offshore Wind Innovators Awards 2022.
Jan 10, 2023

FLASC, TechBinder and Elestor nominated for Offshore Wind Innovators Awards 2022

Three innovative parties will compete for the Offshore Wind Innovators Award 2022 on January 25. The jury has nominated FLASC, TechBinder and Elestor for the jury and the audience award.
Sep 30, 2022

Meet the Jury of this years Offshore Wind Innovators Awards!

Once again we organise the Offshore Wind Innovators Award. This year Simon Watson (TU Delft), Niels Jongste (Green Giraffe) and Suzanne van de Beek (Vattenfall) are the members of the jury.
Sep 29, 2022

10 Free spots at the Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2022

The Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference takes place. A leading offshore energy event. The Government of the Netherlands want to give start-ups and scale-ups the opportunity to increase their reach
Sep 15, 2022

Register today for the offshore wind innovators awards 2022!

Also this year the Offshore Wind Innovators Awards take place. A good moment to create media exposure to potential customers and investors. The award consists of a jury award and a public award.
Sep 08, 2022

Albatrozz and BeeX winners of the SSE Renewables Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge!

Albatrozz and BeeX winners of the SSE Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge!
Aug 18, 2022

Join us during the final of the SSE Challenge!

On September 8 Albatrozz, Beex, SeaQurrent & ShoreSystems will pitch during the final of the SSE challenge at the Offshore Experience in Den Helder!
Aug 18, 2022

Join us during the final of the SSE Challenge!

On September 8 Albatrozz, Beex, SeaQurrent & ShoreSystems will pitch during the final of the SSE challenge at the Offshore Experience in Den Helder!
Jun 08, 2022

Innovation brokers scheme opening June 15

The new round for the innovation broker subsidy of the Topsector Energie will open on 15 June, 2022.
May 13, 2022

Seaqualize winner Mammoet Offshore Wind Innovators challenge

Today, we had the final of the Mammoet Offshore Wind Innovators challenge. With Seaqualize and SkyLifter pitching their solution on the challenge of Mammoet.
May 09, 2022

Last Call to join the final of the Mammoet Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge

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.
May 06, 2022

Working on energy innovations and in need of capital?

Working on energy innovations and in need of capital? Pitch your innovation for investors on Energy Investor Day June 13! Subscribe before May 22
Apr 14, 2022

Registrations for the final of the Mammoet challenge are open

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!
Mar 22, 2022

GBM Works and Jungle winners of Offshore Wind Innovators Awards 2021

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.
Mar 17, 2022

Meet Award Finalist SpectX

SpectX is committed to building an aerial radiography system capable of detecting internal structural defects in real-time through AI approaches.
Mar 17, 2022

Meet Award Finalist Jungle

Jungle builds industry-specific predictive software solutions. Their solution can be used to optimize wind turbine performance.
Mar 17, 2022

Meet Award Finalist GBM Works

GBM Works has developed a silent method for installing offshore wind foundations.
Mar 14, 2022

Seaqualize and Skylifter selected by Mammoet for Final 5th Innovation Challenge

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.
Mar 04, 2022

GBM works, Jungle AI and SpectX are the finalists of the Offshore Wind Innovators Award 2021

The jury of the Innovation Awards has announced the three finalists!
Feb 09, 2022

Kick-off of 6th Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge

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".
Feb 08, 2022

Forum Technologies, Seaqualize and Skylifter are selected to go to Bootcamp

Feb 04, 2022

Meet the jury of the Offshore Wind Innovators Award

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).
Jan 13, 2022

Wind turbine blade recycling becomes possible by 2nd Life Composites

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.
Dec 17, 2021

Are you the next Offshore Wind Innovators Award winner?

If you think you are the most innovative SME company of 2021, please submit your application before the 8th of February 2022.
Dec 16, 2021

Monobase Wind Daewoo has signed a Joint Technology Development Agreement for the MSPAR Floater with Engineering & Construction CO.,Ltd

The consortium aims to jointly develop the MSPAR Floating offshore Wind Turbine Foundation concept for commercial rollout in 2025.
Nov 23, 2021

World’s first inline Active Heave Compensator successfully tested by Seaqualize, together with Van Oord

Delta600 completed the offshore trial successfully
Nov 10, 2021

Kick-off of 5th Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge

Mammoet challenges innovators to find a solution for transferring and lifting components
Nov 01, 2021

Composite joints for offshore jackets

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.
Sep 07, 2021

From sailing criss-cross to steering on data

Start-up Techbinder ensures that the offshore wind industry can deploy its fleet much more efficient and environmentally friendly.
Jul 15, 2021

Energy storage is the missing link in the energy transition

Successful test results for Ocean Battery
Jun 25, 2021

Seaqualize and Reefy selected for 6th Rotterdam PortXL Program

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.
Jun 17, 2021

Kitepower secures €3 million for innovative airborne wind energy system

Energy innovation fund ENERGIIQ, Stichting ifund and Windhandel Beheer are investing €1 million each in Kitepower.
Jun 16, 2021

Offshore solar park supports low wind regions

Start-up SolarDuck has developed a floating offshore solar platform that can withstand hurricanes, strong currents and high waves.
Jun 10, 2021

Dutch Innovation Makes Wind Turbine Installation Greener

Dutch companies CORROSION and Amphibious Energy have launched the new ICCP-POD.
May 27, 2021

Tetrahedron and Friede & Goldman join in NewWindShape

Dutch innovative crane designer Tetrahedron and US company Friede & Goldman are combining forces to develop NewWindShape.
May 27, 2021

RWE and Ampyx receive green light for construction airborne wind test centre in Ireland

RWE is, ​in partnership with Ampyx Power, ​to establish its first test centre to investigate the potential of innovative airborne wind energy technologies.
May 26, 2021

Taking the elevator to the working platform

In only two years Zbridge has designed and marketed a fully operational Bring-to-Work system.
Mar 31, 2021

Tetrahedron winner Offshore Wind Innovators Awards 2020

Tetrahedron is the winner of both the jury and public award of the Offshore Wind Innovators Award 2020.
Mar 29, 2021

Damen and MO4 Pair Up for Offshore Wind Vessel Digitalization

Damen Shipyards Group has partnered with MO4 to pair its Triton monitoring platform with MO4 motion forecasting service for the offshore wind sector.
Mar 29, 2021

​SkyLab, Tetrahedron and Z-Bridge nominee for the Offshore Wind Innovators Award 2020

SkyLab, Tetrahedron and Z-Bridge hope to win the Offshore Wind Innovators Award, a contest for the most innovative SME company in offshore wind.
Mar 19, 2021

Call for partners for the 6th Innovation Challenge

TKI Wind op Zee and Offshore Wind Innovators present the fifth edition of the Innovation Challenge
Mar 11, 2021

A silent and fast method for installing monopiles

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.
Mar 11, 2021

Reefy winner of Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge 2020

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.
Feb 17, 2021

Watch ‘The Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge 2020’ finale live on March 4

​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.
Feb 17, 2021

GBM Works to Build Prototype for Silent Monopile Installation

GBM Works has received a EUR 1.8 million grant from to construct a prototype of its monopile installation technology that is said to minimize noise pollution.
Feb 09, 2021 supports the future of offshore floating installation

Offshore heavy lifting: Why use power, if you have balance?
Feb 01, 2021

Z-Bridge’s Bring-to-Work system to support Hornsea 2

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.
Jan 28, 2021

MO4 Acquires BMO

MO4 and BMO recently signed a acquisition deal. A strategic acquisition that enables MO4 to become a one-stop-shop for marine operational excellence.
Jan 28, 2021

Are you the most innovative offshore wind entrepreneur of 2020?

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.
Jan 13, 2021

Please meet Offshore Wind Innovators Challenge Finalist ILVO Flanders

Creating a sustainable and non-destructive way to monitor marine biodiversity
Jan 13, 2021

Please meet Offshore Wind Innovators Challenge Finalist REEFY

Innovation for Nature
Jan 13, 2021

Please meet Offshore Wind Innovators Challenge Finalist REEFSYSTEMS

Design solutions for the marine environment
Jan 12, 2021

Topsector Energie makes € 200,000 available to SMEs under the Innovation Brokers scheme (Innovatiemakelaars)

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.
Dec 21, 2020

Finalists of the Innovation Challenge: ILVO Flanders, Reefsystems and Reefy!

The time has come to announce the finalists and the details about the Finals of the Innovation Challenge!
Nov 26, 2020

Offshore Wind Innovation Award

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.
Nov 11, 2020

Next level wave intelligence for Floating Wind Farms (FOWF)

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.
Nov 10, 2020

Revolutionary crane design keeps existing jack-up vessels in service

Start-up Tetrahedron has designed a crane that can lift wind turbine components up to 50 meters higher than conventional cranes
Sep 24, 2020

C1 Connections successfully performs full-scale test with the C1 Wedge Connection

The C1 Wedge Connection is a high-capacity, low-maintenance connection that can be installed in a fast and safe manner.
Aug 18, 2020

Investor Day - Application open!

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.
Aug 18, 2020

Innovation Challenge - Update

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!
Aug 18, 2020

Topsector Energy makes 100.000 € extra available for hiring an Innovation Broker

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
Jul 13, 2020

Hydroelectric station on seabed to store energy

​Ocean Grazer has developed a hydraulic battery to optimally match the supply and demand of electricity.​
Jul 07, 2020

Autonomous Offshore Wind Guard Vessel Introduced

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.
Jun 15, 2020

Britisch innovation challenge to improve logistics at quayside

Digitally track and manage large components at quayside storage areas
Jun 07, 2020

R&D subsidy for innovative entrepreneurs opens on June 11

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.
May 28, 2020

Kick-off 4th Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge

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.​
May 25, 2020

Online Masterclass Finance for innovative energy entrepreneurs

the Financing Desk of the Top Sector Energy and New Energy Coalition are organizing a Masterclass Finance on 25 June.
May 13, 2020

Hydrogen turbine construction starts

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
May 06, 2020

Lower uncertainties for North Sea offshore wind energy with accurate wind information

​The Dutch Offshore Wind Atlas (DOWA) provides accurate wind information at the North Sea for offshore wind energy use.
May 05, 2020

Smart blade tip design prevents vortex

​​Brand new start-up nigeQ is ready to test an innovative blade tip that eliminates vortex at the end of turbine blades.
May 01, 2020

Slip Joint Foundation makes debut

Van Oord has installed a Slip Joint foundation at the Borssele Wind Farm Site V offshore the Netherlands.
Apr 28, 2020

Corona brigding loan for startup, scaleups and innovative SME's

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).
Apr 08, 2020

Sif Displays Slip Joint Hardware

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.
Mar 09, 2020

Subsidy for Circular Chain Projects

Would you like to design a circular product or service together with other entrepreneurs active in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)?
Feb 17, 2020

WindEurope: Europe Needs to Double Wind Installation

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.
Dec 16, 2019

The Offshore Wind Innovators community is moving

As from 1st of January 2020, the Community of Offshore Wind Innovators will become part of TKI Wind op Zee.
Dec 11, 2019

MO4 and Seaqualize winners Offshore Wind Innovation Award 2019

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.
Dec 09, 2019

Marine Performance Systems wins Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge 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.
Nov 27, 2019

Special booth arrangement for SME’s at the Wind Expo Tokyo

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,
Nov 25, 2019

Finalists of the Offshore Wind Innovation Award announced

On December 11 the entrepreneurs of MO4, Seaqualize and Amphibious Energy will present themselves for representatives of the wind industry.
Nov 25, 2019

Free basin time for SME concept testing

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.
Nov 22, 2019

Inspiring meeting between energy entrepreneurs and investors during InvestorDay

​On November 21, InnovatieLink successfully brought 6 innovative entrepreneurs in the energy sector in contact with 25 investors.
Nov 19, 2019

Ampelmann ups offshore lifting game

Ampelmann has revealed a new access system that is said to be capable of transferring personnel and cargo of up to 5 tons.
Nov 13, 2019

First annual Dutch Offshore Wind Market Update

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.
Nov 07, 2019

Finals Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge

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,
Nov 06, 2019

Masterclass Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge 2019

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.
Nov 03, 2019

Last chance to become the offshore wind innovator of 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.
Oct 21, 2019

Over 20 applicants for InvestorDay

23 entrepreneurs have registered for the InvestorDay that InnovationLink organizes for innovative energy companies.
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.
Jan 30, 2018

KCI and Tractebel join hands in French offshore wind projects

KCI The Engineers is supporting Tractebel by providing the structural know-how to the engineering team for the offshore substations.
Jan 29, 2018

Dutch companies apply for offshore wind innovation site

Dutch entrepreneurs are interested in testing and exploiting innovative technologies for wind energy on the innovation site on the North Sea near Borssele
Jan 23, 2018

RanaWorks introduces floating O&M work station concept

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.
Jan 18, 2018

Offshore WIND and DOB Academy to launch HORIZONS – video insight for the Industry

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.
Jan 18, 2018

Vroon Offshore Services and Ampelmann join forces for Arkona wind farm project

​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.
Jan 12, 2018

Metocean data tender for Hollandse Kust Noord

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.
Jan 12, 2018

Ampyx Power demonstrates system on floating platform

Ampyx Power examined how its Airborne Wind Energy System can be used offshore on floating platforms.
Jan 09, 2018

Borssele wind farm project attracts major investor

Private market investment managers, Partners Group, has signed an agreement to join the Blauwwind consortium developing the Borssele III & IV offshore wind farms.
Jan 08, 2018

Floating Wind Joint Industry Project opens new tenders

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.
Jan 05, 2018

Energy Solutions secures cable monitoring system contract

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
Jan 03, 2018

Tender for Borssele V Innovation Site opened

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.
Jan 02, 2018

Dutch ministry opens EUR 6.5 Million Geotechnical Investigations Tender for Hollandse Kust Noord

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).
Dec 18, 2017

Vattenfall and Statoil reveal Dutch offshore wind power play

Vattenfall and Statoil are participating in the tender for the Hollandse Kust (zuid) offshore wind zone, the Netherland’s first non-subsidized tender.
Dec 14, 2017

Port of Ghent and Zeeland Seaports merge into North Sea Port

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.
Dec 12, 2017

Offshore Wind Innovators starts gathering pace (Expertise Hub VIDEO)

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.
Dec 12, 2017

MARIN and Deltares test transport and installation of gravity-based structures

​Dutch research institutes MARIN and Deltares have completed a test campaign focused on the transport and installation of gravity-based structures
Dec 11, 2017

International Business Guide: The Cross Media Interconnector for the Offshore Wind Supply Chain

Dec 10, 2017

Jules Dock and ECE Offshore winner Offshore Wind Innovation Award 2017

Jules Dock and ECE Offshore are the winners of the jury prize respectively the public award of the Offshore Wind Innovators Award 2017.
Dec 09, 2017

SHL covers difficult Beatrice Angles with Ampelmann’s Angular Boom Tip

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.
Nov 30, 2017

Structural support needed to take full advantage of innovative power offshore wind

Letter of intent of 100 innovative entrepreneurs emphasizes importance of community
Nov 30, 2017

VBMS boosts subsea cable storage capacity in the Netherlands

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
Nov 28, 2017

Finalists Offshore Wind Innovation Award announced

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
Nov 28, 2017

Dutch government launches Wind & Water Works campaign

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.
Nov 23, 2017

EMO sends newbuild Crew Transfer Vessel to Nordsee One

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.
Nov 21, 2017

VBMS and Kintech Energy introduce resin-free hang-offs

VBMS and Kintech Energy Ltd. have jointly developed a resin-free hang-off solution for fixing and sealing subsea cables in offshore structures.
Nov 15, 2017

MARIN to continue free test time for maritime SMEs

Nov 13, 2017

Offshore Wind Innovators launches Innovation Award

For the first time, entrepreneurs will compete for the most appealing offshore wind innovation.
Nov 10, 2017

Ridderflex equips GeoSea for inter-array cable connection

Dutch company Ridderflex has produced and delivered about 180 customised polyurethane hang-offs and plugs to GeoSea.
Nov 09, 2017

Whiffle, ECN and KNMI to upgrade North Sea Offshore Wind Atlas

Wiffle,ECN and KNMI researchers are working on a new atlas featuring accurate information about North Sea winds for use in wind energy applications.
Nov 06, 2017

Arvick’s measurement system for smart bolting

Nov 06, 2017

Offshore Wind Innovators shows community spirit at WindEurope

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.​​
Nov 02, 2017

Much interest in Dong’s Borssele wind farm story

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.
Oct 30, 2017

Tender regulations for innovation site Borssele V published

Oct 30, 2017

VBMS awarded Borssele Beta export cabling contract

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.
Oct 27, 2017

Orga Keeps Hywind Scotland Lit

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.
Oct 26, 2017

Innovators in the news: Fistuca, Skeye and Lagerwey

Offshore wind farms renew quickly. The innovations come from big and small companies.
Oct 19, 2017

First hydrogen wind turbine to be sited in the Netherlands

The world’s first hydrogen wind turbine is to become a reality in the Wieringermeer area at the start of 2019.
Oct 12, 2017

BOW Terminal to open new logistics hub in Eemshaven

BOW Terminal has signed a letter of intent to open a new logistics hub in the Port of Eemshaven.
Oct 10, 2017

Blade exchange tool for maintenance of wind turbines

Temporary Works Design (TWD) and Wagenborg have developed a Blade Exchange Tool, a floating turbine maintenance system to maintain or replace the rotor blades.
Oct 09, 2017

Zbridge W2W System Supporting Race Bank Ops

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.
Oct 06, 2017

Ampelmann and Seaqualize developing balanced gangway prototype

​Ampelmann and Seaqualize have established a partnership to develop a new full scale balanced gangway prototype to be tested offshore.
Sep 28, 2017

BMO Offshore contracted by DONG Energy to equip crew transfer vessels with Vessel Motion Monitoring Systems (VMMS) in the UK

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.
Sep 21, 2017

Tender call innovation site Borssele V scheduled for January 2018

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.
Sep 19, 2017

Whiffle speaker at Netherlands Offshore Wind Q-meeting

Whiffle has developed a weather finecasting model that produces highly detailed wind forecasts at wind farm location level.
Sep 18, 2017

Double Slip Joint Developers Eye Borssele V Tender

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.
Sep 14, 2017

Offshore Wind Innovators: The first 100 days

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.
Sep 11, 2017

Lagerwey tests its Climbing Crane

Lagerwey is currently testing the first climbing crane in the world for the installation of wind turbines in the Eemshaven.
Sep 11, 2017

Buccaneer Delft nominated for Offshore Energy Public Outreach Award

The three Nominees for the Offshore Energy Public Outreach Award have been announced.
Aug 31, 2017

Bluestream and Skeye Elevate Offshore Inspection Game

Den Helder-based inspection services provider Bluestream has teamed with compatriot unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) operator Skeye BV to jointly provide visual inspection services.
Aug 28, 2017

Innovative Industry keeps MARIN busy (VIDEO)

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
Aug 24, 2017

Innovation Brokers to support innovative entrepreneurs

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.
Aug 24, 2017

New possibilities to test and demonstrate offshore wind innovations

On September 5, offshore wind entrepreneurs can show their interest in testing or demonstrating their innovations at the Rotterdam Offshore Center Maasvlakte 2.​
Aug 23, 2017

Ecofys WTTS to check Hollandse Kust (noord) Metocean Data

​Ecofys WTTS will assist the Netherlands Enterprise Agency ( in performing a data quality review on the Hollandse Kust (noord) metocean measurement campaign.​
Aug 22, 2017

Van Oord awarded contract to construct Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm

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.
Aug 22, 2017

Den Helder Airport boosts Offshore Wind Helicopter Network

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
Aug 21, 2017

DONG Energy to take care of Borssele 1&2 from Vlissingen

DONG Energy has decided to set up an operation and maintenance base for its 752 MW Borssele 1&2 project at the Vlissingen harbour.
Aug 18, 2017

Flexibility Key for Boskalis (VBMS)

​While there is a downturn in the oil and gas market, Boskalis – which serves the offshore energy sector – can count on its flexibility
Aug 17, 2017

'Coordinating Logistics Is the Main Trick'

​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.
Aug 10, 2017

Startup Zone at Offshore Energy

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
Aug 08, 2017

​ IRENA: Technological advances in offshore wind significant

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.
Aug 04, 2017

Mammoet participates in constructing the world’s first floating wind farm

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.
Aug 01, 2017

First Blyth Gravity-Based Foundation Installed

The first gravity-based foundation (GBF) built for the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Project has been installed onto the seabed. .
Jul 28, 2017

Seatools Automates Anode Cage Installation at Hohe See

​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.
Jul 27, 2017

Lot of interest for Offshore Wind Innovators

The launch of Offshore Wind Innovators on June 14 has attracted attention of the media and public.
Jul 25, 2017

Offshore Wind Innovators welcomes Monobase Wind as 60th member

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.
Jul 24, 2017

Innovative tip design reduces costs

​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
Jul 20, 2017

SMST successfully installs Telescopic Access Bridge on Van Oord's Aeolus

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.
Jul 18, 2017

DOB Academy created map of planned offshore wind farms

DOB Academy created a map of wind farms planned to be built in North-West Europe.
Jul 18, 2017

MARIN to test first floating mega island

​MARIN (Maritime Research Institute Netherlands) has tested an innovative concept for a floating mega island.
Jul 14, 2017

First sinkable foundations of BAM Infra leave the dock

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.
Jul 13, 2017

Carbon Trust throws down subsea inspection innovation challenge

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.
Jul 13, 2017

Boskalis and Van Oord to construct Rotterdam Offshore Center

​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.
Jul 11, 2017

Online training platform Sam increases safety awareness Boskalis employees

Using the online platform Sam, Boskalis Subsea Services introduces new innovative technologies to maintain the knowledge and security awareness of its employees.​
Jul 11, 2017

Ampelmann launches A-type enhanced performance gangway

Ampelmann has announced the launch of its latest gangway for personnel transfer: the A-type Enhanced Performance (AEP)
Jul 10, 2017

Barge Master and Bosch Rexroth Showcase New Gangway

Holland-based Barge Master and Bosch Rexroth have jointly introduced a new motion compensated gangway to the offshore wind market.
Jul 10, 2017

DONG Energy and TenneT Make Borssele 1 and 2 Link Official

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.
Jul 10, 2017

Kitepower showcases 100 kW system

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.
Jul 06, 2017

Borssele III and IV Consortium Applies For EIB Funds

Jul 06, 2017

VOS Prime testing Ampelmann gangway on Gemini offshore wind farm

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.
Jun 30, 2017

RVO appoints offshore wind site data collectors

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.
Jun 30, 2017

Boskalis starts prepping finesse for offshore wind work

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.
Jun 29, 2017

Dutch government opts for subsidy-free offshore wind farm

​Offshore wind energy is developing so fast that a scenario to realize a wind farm without subsidy becomes realistic
Jun 29, 2017

Two offshore wind innovators listed in SME top 100

​The Dutch Chamber of Commerce has published its list of the hundred most innovative SMEs in the Netherlands.
Jun 27, 2017

Last Call: Window Is Closing on Offshore Energy Awards Nominations

​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.
Jun 27, 2017

Wind hubs highlighted: Amsterdam IJmuiden Offshore Ports

This year Offshore WIND Magazine will be looking at the offshore wind hub ports. Amsterdam.IJmuiden Offshore Ports is the first to be highlighted.
Jun 21, 2017

Industry Calls for Standardised UK-Dutch Offshore Working Practices in Southern North Sea

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.
Jun 15, 2017

Jasper Winkes at BNR newsradio about Offshore Wind Innovators and Fistuca

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.
Jun 12, 2017

Offshore Center Maasvlakte 2: new land for wind farms at sea

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.
Jun 12, 2017

TenneT Issues Cable Monitoring Systems Call

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.
Jun 12, 2017

Hatenboer-Water Installs Fresh Water System on German Offshore Platform

Dutch water technology company Hatenboer-Water has completed delivery of a customised fresh water system for a recently installed unmanned offshore platform.
Jun 12, 2017

GustoMSC Showcases Next Generation Wind Turbine Installation Vessel Design

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.
Jun 12, 2017

Offshore Energy Awards 2017 Open for Nominations

This year’s Offshore Energy Awards will be presented during the Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2017 (OEEC) in Amsterdam.
Jun 11, 2017

SHS Ventures, Paul Kumpen back Zensor

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.