Offshore wind energy (Wind op Zee) is essential for a successful energy transition in the Netherlands. To this end, the TKI Wind op Zee (Top consortium for Knowledge and Innovation Offshore Wind) boosts and facilitates offshore wind innovation in collaboration with RVO through research, development and demonstration. Aiming to allow offshore wind energy to make a major contribution to the energy transition. In addition, the Multi-annual Mission-driven Innovation Program (MMIP) focuses on three themes, namely cost reduction and optimization, integration into the energy system and integration into the environment.
Thereby increasing the contribution of the Dutch offshore wind industry to the implementation of offshore wind in the Netherlands and strengthening their competitive position in the international export market. Find out more about the innovation program of the TKI Wind op Zee
Various projects and Joint Industry Projects (JIPs) are taking place within the TKI Wind op Zee program. Look for an overview of unique projects in our project overview.
Project in the Spotlight: C1 Connection
Offshore wind turbines and monopiles are getting bigger and offshore wind turbines produce more energy than people could imagine 5 years ago. All technology grows, while people remain the same size, leading to installation challenges. Loads on towers and foundations are growing rapidly due to higher hub heights and larger rotors. “The limit of current connection technology requires alternative solutions”, explains Jasper Winkes managing director of C1 Connections BV. 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 have pushed the limits of existing connections.
Do you want to know more? Read the article on C1 Connection
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