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 in 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: The Hydraulic Pile Extraction – Scale Tests (HyPE-ST)
Several offshore wind farms are at the end of their life services, and more and more of these farms will be dismantled in the next two or three decades. In order to decommission the monopiles in a sustainable and cost-effective way, new techniques are being developed. Hydraulic Pile Extraction is one of the new methods to decommission the full monopile. This contributes to a more circular economy, mostly because all steel can be retrieved and recycled. Besides, the method is believed to be more cost-effective as compared to current techniques. Recently this technique was being tested by partners of the GROW consortium within the HyPE-ST project on scaled piles at Deltares in Delft.
Do you want to know more? Find out more about our project The Hydraulic Pile Extraction – Scale Tests (HyPE-ST)