TKI Wind op Zee Newsletter November 2018

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Dear all,

Innovation drives growth.

With the Offshore Wind Innovators innovation challenge we see how new ideas can lead to new business activities. You can read more about this in this newsletter.

With the last TKI Wind op Zee subsidy tender closed this week (System Integration at the North Sea) we are now working on the 2019 program and subsidies for tenders for innovation projects. Further announcements will be made in this newsletter and of course during our Matchmaking Day (save the date 14 February 2019). There is still funding available in the Hernieuwbare Energie Regeling (HER).

Furthermore the TKI Wind op Zee is expanding her activities and we are hiring. Looking for a challenge as Program Manager and do you want to assist on developing our R&D program? Do you want to involve enterprises and knowledge institutions in the process and support them to set up new projects?

Please go to our website and check out the job description (in Dutch) and send your application for the job of Program Manager. We are looking forward hearing from you.

Best regards,

Bob Meijer

Furthermore, I would like to inform you on:

  • Save the date: 14 February 2019, TKI Wind op Zee Matchmaking Day in Utrecht
  • Innovation Challenge Final & Community meet-up
  • Pioneering SME: Circular Energy, Clean power plant to balance the offshore wind farm grid
  • Call open for sustainable Living Labs on transport and mobility
  • TU Delft online courses for students and professionals
  • free listing for participants TKI Wind op Zee
  • Offshore Wind Energy in the Netherlands – News

Save the Date: Matchmaking Day

14 February 2019, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Every year we organise our Matchmaking Day in February. During this event, you can meet key players in the offshore wind sector, get informed on the upcoming tenders in 2019 and the results of TKI Wind op Zee projects.
Save the Date: February 14, 2018.

Find out more

Innovation Challenge Final & Community meet-up

29 November 2018

This summer, Gemini, SeaZip and TKI Wind op Zee launched 5 Innovation Challenges for their current and future business operations.

On the 29th of October, the second phase of the Innovation Challenge took place: The Bootcamp. A successful event where 8 competitors gave a more in-depth view of the innovative solutions they presented earlier and competed for a place in the finals!

What's next?

The results of the Innovation Challenges will be presented on 29 November during the finals.

All community business partners, the top of the offshore wind industry and companies that potentially want to apply for the next round of Innovation Challenges, are invited to join the Innovation Event. In addition to a presentation of the Challenges and the solutions, the overall winner of the Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge will be revealed at the end of the day!

During this day the Offshore Wind Innovators community network meet-up takes place as well. Interested organizations for the meet-up and the Innovation Challenge Final can subscribe here.

More information on the Innovation Challenge? Get in touch with Erwin Coolen.

Clean power plant to balance the offshore wind farm grid

Pioneering SME: Circular Energy

With an offshore clean power plant, Circular Energy wants to improve the use of offshore wind farms. The installation of Circular Energy acts as a kind of super battery. It only produces in times of low wind speeds, ensuring a better balance in the offshore grid and a higher utilization of the transport cables to the coast. The power plant generates electricity from natural gas. Because the CO that is released during this process is captured and stored, the central is climate-neutral.

Read the complete interview with Arnold Groot, director of Circular Energy here.


Call open: Sustainable Living Labs on transport and mobility

(phase 2 light house projects)

Until 19 February 2019 (14.00 hours) research consortia can submit proposals on living labs on transport, accessibility and mobility to NWO. A living lab is a user-centered, open-innovation ecosystem, often operating in a territorial context (e.g. city, agglomeration, region), integrating concurrent research and innovation processes within a public-private-people partnership.

Relevant proposals for the call involve social and scientific challenges with practical relevance. Concrete examples are: sustainability, integration of new technology and urban accessibility.

Find out more (in Dutch)

TU Delft online courses for students and professionals

The courses aim to equip you with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to tackle challenges in an industrial or research environment. It will provide you with new theoretical insights and the ability to apply them to real-world problems.

Benefits of taking the online courses of TU Delft:

  • Learn advanced theory together with real-world assignments.
  • Enhance your employability and career opportunities.
  • Earn an official certificate from TU Delft given as a proof of your achievement.
  • Learn anytime, anywhere using our online learning platforms.

Find out more free listing for participants TKI Wind op Zee

As a result of our partnership with OffshoreWIND, the TKI Wind op Zee is happy to offer our participants a great opportunity; a free listing in the online business guide of and present your organization within a global reach of offshore wind professionals. The free of charge listing is publication of your company name, contact details, a short company description and your logo. For information please contact Pam van Niewehuize.

Offshore Wind Energy in the Netherlands – News

Met ocean measuring campaign Hollandse Kust (zuid) with 99.6% wind availability

The final campaign report of the met ocean campaign at Hollandse Kust (zuid) has been published. The campaign had a duration of 24 months. The resulting data return is 99.6% for the combined wind data and 99.7% for the combined current data. Data has been post-processed which results in an equal or higher data quality compared to the monthly reported results. The final campaign dataset is therefore the recommended dataset for further assessments. The campaign report can be found here, whilst the combined dataset and raw data files are disclosed here.

Presentations from workshop October 23 2018, and Project and Site Description HKZWFS III & IV

On October 23 2018 a workshop took place at the Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference in the RAI in Amsterdam. During this workshop, the Project and Site Description of Hollandse Kust (zuid) Wind Farm Sites III & IV was presented, along with Appendix B (Summary Environmental Impact Assessment) and Appendix C (Boundaries and Coordinates). All documents can be found at Project and Site Description HKZWFS III & IV. You can find the presentations given there, under Workshop October 23rd, 2018.


  • MARIN Open Day: 10 November 2018, Wageningen, The Netherlands. Find out more
  • Information Session tender Hollandse Kust (zuid) Sites III and IV: 15 November 2018, Zwolle, The Netherlands. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency will organise an information meeting. In this meeting the Netherlands Enterprise Agency provides you an update on the Ministerial Order for permitting Offshore Wind Energy 2018, the subsidy and permit, the application forms and model for operational calculation. The presentations will be in Dutch only. Please register by email at @email.
  • Offshore Day 2018: High-end conference on offshore wind and oil & gas, 20 November 2018, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Find out more
  • ACI's Operating Specialist Wind Vessels 2018: 21 and 22 November, Hamburg, Germany. Find out more
  • Onshore windenergy 2018: 27 November 2018. Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Find out more
  • Floating Offshore Wind: 27 - 28 November 2018, London, United Kingdom. Find out more

Please take a look at more wind energy events here.