Converting Offshore Wind into Electricity

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Electricity from the North Sea; The Netherlands is in a strong position. Dutch companies and centres of expertise benefit from the results of the We@Sea R&D program. Over the past five years, many aspects of harvesting wind energy from the North Sea were studied within the framework of the research program We@Sea. The results contribute …

Windenergie op zee: goed voor duizenden banen in Nederland

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Nederlandse bedrijven, kennis- en opleidingsinstituten zoals ECN hebben een gouden toekomst als kansen worden benut en slim wordt geïnvesteerd in de ontwikkelingen van windenergie op zee. Windenergie op zee kan uitgroeien tot een nieuwe sterke economische activiteit voor Nederland met duizenden nieuwe banen. Dat staat in het nieuwe programma “Wind op zee”, dat vandaag is …


Offshore Wind Energy in the Netherlands

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Results of We@Sea research in perspective.     We@Sea organised a successful conference on the results of the We@Sea R&D programme (2004-2009) on the large implementation of offshore wind energy in Den Helder,The Netherlands on December 1-2, 2009. In 2004 We@Sea started, with the integrated research and development programme: “Large-scale wind power generation offshore” focused …



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WINDSPEED is an European project about offshore wind focusing on finding sound sites for wind farms at the North Sea. It will deliver a decision support system (DSS) tool using geographical information system (GIS) software. The DSS tool will produce maps, showing suitable area’s for wind farms taking into account other users and nature conservation …


Conference: Offshore Wind Energy in the Netherlands Results of We@Sea research in perspective

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Location Dukdalf Conference Centre Oude Rijkswerf Willemsoord Hoofdgracht 1 1781 AA Den Helder Hotel Hotel Lands End Bed and Breakfast: € 77,00 p.p. per night December 1 & 2, 2009 download the flyer During the conference the final results of the 5 year We@Sea offshore wind energy programme will be presented. In order to put the …