Project in the spotlight

The Topsector Energy currently consists of up to 1200 active projects. This page displays several of these projects. They illustrate the various innovations businesses and knowledge-institutes are working on, which are needed to bring the energy transition further.

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

The Dutch Offshore Wind Atlas (DOWA) provides accurate wind information at the North Sea for offshore wind energy use.


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 decommis

Gentle Driving of Piles Demonstration Site

Twist the cork and it becomes thinner

Currently, monopiles are mostly driven into the seabed by hydraulic impact piling (hammering). This causes too much noise during driving and each hammer blow has a high impact on the monopile.

Ampyx Power’s AWES (Airborne Wind Energy System)

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.