According to the Global Wind Energy Council, in 2018, 51,3 GW new wind capacity has been installed worldwide. It was also a record year for the TKI Wind op Zee innovation program with over 70 million euro investments in R&D; a lot of new developments and innovations. A good example is the demonstration project of the GE Halliade X 12MW in Rotterdam.
If you are working on new ideas or innovation projects, be aware that the tenders for energy innovation subsidies are open again (since the first of April). Read more in this newsletter.
Looking ahead to 2020, a new innovation program will be developed; the Multi-annual Mission-driven Innovation Program - Offshore Renewable Energy (MMIP Hernieuwbare energie op zee). The TKI Wind op Zee is working with the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, Research institutes and the industry to prepare for this MMIP. The program is based on the Knowledge and Innovation Agenda part of the Climate Agreement. On the 9th of May, a consultation meeting will be organised to inform about this new MMIP. More information about the program and registration will be available soon.
We are looking forward to seeing you there!
Furthermore, I would like to inform you on:
- Subsidies energy innovations are open again (since April first)
- Is fouling on ladders, platforms, decks and boat landings a problem?
- Sign up for Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge
- Offshore Wind Energy in the Netherlands
- Don’t miss it; the Navingo Career Event 2019
- Zero downtime & zero on-site maintenance in offshore wind
- Next edition of the BlueWeek: Sustainable maritime innovation
Subsidies energy innovations are open again (since the first of April)
Are you involved in research and development with the aim to reduce the long-term cost price of offshore wind energy? Entrepreneurs, scientists and knowledge institutions are invited to apply for a Wind on Sea R&D grant. This scheme supports projects without demonstration possibilities.
A total amount of 4,5 million euro is reserved for this scheme and is open until 7 May 2019 17:00 hours.
Innovations, new techniques or methods can be developed within the following program lines.
- Cost reduction and optimization (safe and affordable upscaling)
- Integration into the energy system (including storage and conversion)
- Offshore wind and the environment (ecology and multi-use)
Are you interested to read more about the program lines, you can download the program here.
Is fouling on ladders, platforms, decks and boat landings a problem?
Join the Joint Industry Project: Managing unwanted bio-fouling on marine infrastructure.
A colourful community of fouling organisms on marine infrastructure may benefit the biodiversity of the ecosystem. However, there are many situations in which such communities are less welcomed. Sharp shells or slippery algal mats cause unsafe situations, thick layers of fouling organisms hamper efficient inspection of the underlying structure while increasing the risk of microbial induced corrosion to occur, and large volumes of organisms add weight and increase the impact of water currents on offshore objects.
Sign up for Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge
The offshore wind industry faces a unique challenge; to construct one of the largest infrastructural developments in Dutch history. To give this development an extra push we have to make offshore wind even more affordable, reliable and sustainable, by accelerating technical innovation and implementing it into the offshore market. The innovations will give offshore wind a better position in the energy system, both in the Netherlands and internationally. The Netherlands are known for their strong innovation skills and knowledge and experience in the wind and offshore industry. That’s why Offshore Wind Innovators network has taken the initiative to launch the second edition of the Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge.
This May the second edition of the Offshore Wind Innovation Challenges (OWIC) will kick off with the goal to accelerate applied innovations in the offshore wind market.
Every innovation starts with a challenge and this is where we need your help. Sign up as Business Partner of the Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge 2019!
Offshore Wind Energy in the Netherlands
Invitation: workshop April 18, 2019, 12.00 – 18.00 hours
NH Hotel, Burgemeester van Alphenstraat 63, Zandvoort, the Netherlands
During the workshop, you will be informed on several subjects such as the progress of installation of the wind farms in Wind Farm Zone Borssele and Hollandse Kust (zuid), ecology, wind farm site decisions, long term development of offshore wind energy in the Netherlands, the Dutch sector of the North Sea, upcoming tenders. Participation is free of charge and you are kindly requested to register before April 15th, via firstname.lastname@example.org, stating your name, company and email address.
Webinars Hollandse Kust (noord)
In May and June, several webinars will take place. The first one will be held on May 9th, please see the website for details and registration.
The Netherlands looks forward to second offshore wind farm without subsidy
The construction and operation of a second offshore wind farm without subsidy in the Netherlands has attracted interest. The tender period for offshore wind energy permit applications for Sites III and IV in the Hollandse Kust (zuid) Wind Farm Zone (HKZWFZ) is now closed. In terms of applicants, the tender drew a similar number to the first successful subsidy-free tender for Sites I and II of the HKZWFZ. The offshore wind farm [HKZWFZ III and IV) will generate sufficient sustainable energy to meet approximately 2.5% of total electricity consumption in the Netherlands each year.
Don’t miss it; the Navingo Career Event 2019
Block Thursday the 23rd of May in your agenda, because that’s the day the Navingo Career Event will take place. An event you don’t want to miss if you are looking for career opportunities in the maritime, offshore and energy sector. Over 100 top companies from the sector offer vacancies, present innovations and share knowledge. It will take place the inspiring Onderzeebootloods at RDM Rotterdam.
Zero downtime & zero on-site maintenance in offshore wind
Meeting Fieldlab Zephyros
Vlissingen 18 April 2019, 9.30 - 13.45 hours, the Netherlands
Learn everything about the developments in offshore wind and the role smart maintenance will play in the developments. Get informed about project initiatives that Zephyros is developing, where they stand and what the possibilities are to join. Furthermore, the expansion of Fieldlab Zephyros from Offshore Wind to Renewable Energy will be illustrated and maintenance issues that now live and require an innovative solution.
After the Zephyros meeting, you are invited to attend the networking event of Energy Port Zeeland.
Next edition of the BlueWeek: Sustainable maritime innovation
27 - 29 May 2019
France, Paris, La Defense, ENGIE headquarters
MARIN is organising the next edition of BlueWeek with a focus on Ocean Energy, BLueLife, Natural Solutions, Natural Propulsion & Zero emission shipping.
BlueWeek is the first platform focusing exclusively on sustainable maritime innovation and providing a link between industry, authorities and research institutes and universities.
Bob Meijer will contribute to the program on the 27th of May. His presentation will focus on: How the Netherlands is promoting innovation, creates development and drives cost reduction of Offshore wind energy.
- Zero downtime & zero on-site maintenance in offshore wind, Meeting Fieldlab Zephyros: 18 April 2019, Vlissingen, The Netherlands. Find out more
- Networking event Energy Port Zeeland: 18 April 2019, Vlissingen, The Netherlands. Find out more
- Offshore Wind Energy in the Netherlands workshop: 18 April 2019, 12.00 – 18.00 hours, NH Hotel, Burgemeester van Alphenstraat 63, Zandvoort, the Netherlands. Register here
- Floating Offshore Wind Turbines (FOWT) 2019: 24 - 26 April 2019, Montpellier, France. Find out more.
- International Matchmaking. Find out more (in Dutch)
- Consultation Meeting Multi-annual Mission-driven Innovation Program (MMIP) offshore renewable energy: May 2019, The Hague, The Netherlands. Find out more
- Windforce 2019 Conference: 21 May 2019, Bremerhaven, Germany. Find out more
- International Matchmaking, Find out more
- BlueWeek: 27 – 29 May 2019, Paris, France. Find out more
- Global Entrepreneurship Summit: 4 - 5 June 2019, The Hague, The Netherlands. Find out more
- WindDays 2019: 12 - 13 June 2019. Find out more
Please take a look at more wind energy events here.
Sources of photo's: Navingo, RVO and TKI Wind op Zee.