Project in the Spotlight

With Project in the Spotlight, TKI Wind op Zee shines a light on interesting projects. Get an impression of some research projects that contribute to the acceleration of the energy transition.


Going towards fully automated and autonomous inspection and repair of turbine blades.

The Automatic Turbine Blade Inspection and Repair (AIRTuB) project is a collaboration between fourteen schools, companies and institutions. Together, they are developing a fully automated and autonomous fleet of drones to inspect and repair tubines blades in offshore wind farms. Find out more


An intelligent way to measure the wind field and produce more energy

Sensor-assisted wind farm optimisation (SAWOP) will enable better monitoring of the incoming wind flow using spinner anemometers and nacelle LiDAR systems in order to optimise wind farms. Find out more.

Solar@Sea II

Offshore solar power plants and wind turbines in Solar@Sea II

Within the consortium Solar@Sea II, TNO, Bluewater Energy Services, Genap, Marin, Endures and Avans Hogeschool team-up. The partners test a concept based on lightweight flexible floaters and flexible solar panels. Find out more.


Haliade-X sets new standards

The Haliade-X prototype in Port of Rotterdam with its new technology and dimensions has set several new standards in the field of sustainable wind energy. Annually, the Haliade-X can generate 46.3 GWh of electricity, as a consequence, 28.1 kilotons reduce CO2 emissions. Find out more.


Small companies with big ideas need big companies with great courage

The offshore wind industry is growing fast. It is a relatively new sector of energy production that is characterised by innovations and upscaling: the fields are increasing in size, the turbines are becoming higher, and the technical challenges are greater. Higher cranes are necessary for this development. Find out more.

C1 Connection

The C1 Wedge Connection ™ can handle higher loads

The C1 Wedge Connection is a new innovative connection that can be used for bottom fixed and floating wind turbines. The increasing size of wind turbines in combination with harsher conditions has pushed the limits of existing connections. Find out more.

Borssele V

Borssele V: high-tech and fully operational

The Borssele Wind Farm Site V consists of two turbines and is now fully operational. The two wind turbines play an important role in demonstrating innovations for the offshore wind market. Find out more.

Noise Mitigation System

Noise Mitigation System: the future standard noise reduction method for offshore pile driving?

The Noise Mitigation System is a new system to reduce noise during offshore pile driving. Just like the muffler in an exhaust of a car, the Noise Mitigation System targets specific low frequencies that produce the most noise. Find out more.

Dutch Offshore Wind Atlas

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

The Dutch Offshore Wind Atlas (DOWA) provides accurate wind information in the North Sea for offshore wind energy use. It is an innovation in the wind energy sector in the Netherlands. Find out more.


Sustainable monopile decommissioning, one step closer to circularity

The Hydraulic Pile Extraction – Scale Tests (HyPE-ST) project aimed at both the fundamental understanding and the demonstration of the feasibility of hydraulically extracting monopiles for decommissioning. Find out more.

Gentle Driving of Piles

Twist the cork and it becomes thinner

Gentle Driving of Piles (GDP) is a project led by TU Delft that is executed within the GROW program. The method for pile driving they developed is based on utilizing a certain vibration unused so far in the industry for pile driving. Find out more.

Ampyx Power’s AWES

Flying a plane like a kite

Ampyx Power’s AWES (Airborne Wind Energy System) is a tethered rigid wing drone connected to a generator on the ground. Find out more


Find an overview of all projects where TKI Wind op Zee is involved in the project database.