Offshore Wind Energy in the Netherlands

By Chris Westra on

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 …

Offshore Wind Power: Essential Innovations Organised by We@Sea and Associatie Technologie Overdracht (ATO)

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“Essential Innovations” Conference on Offshore Wind Energy Watch the video’s: We@Sea Conferentie Ampfelman vs. Reinout Prins Jan van der Tempel DOT Concept Neal Bastick Wim de BoomGustom sc On February 12 and 13, 2009 the first Dutch offshore wind energy conference was held in Den Helder, the Netherlands, organised by We@Sea/ATO/ NWEA. Many participants told us they …

Demonstration Ampelmann

By Jos Beurskens on

First real size demonstration of Ampelmann, a hydraulically stabilised access platform developed for offshore wind energy. Demonstration took place by accessing one of the wind turbines of the 108 MW OWEZ wind farm, off the coast of Egmond aan Zee. The weather circumstances were not optimal for testing a stabilizing platform as the waves were …

The first offshore wind energy project in China: We@Sea shares experience and knowledge with the Chinese

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In China wind energy grows quickly. Implementation of the Renewable Energy Law in 2006 accelerated the implementation nationwide of wind farms. National Development and Reform Commission recently announced China’s Renewable Energy Long-term Plan. The plan set a target of a percentage of renewable energy versus the whole consumed energy from 8% to 15% in 2020. …