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: Dutch Offshore Wind Atlas (DOWA)
The Dutch Offshore Wind Atlas (DOWA) provides accurate wind information at the North Sea for offshore wind energy use. It is an innovation in the wind energy sector in the Netherlands. With this accurate wind information offshore wind developers can make more accurate business plans with lower costs and more favourable financing.
Three parties worked on the DOWA-project: KNMI created the atlas using state-of-the art weather models including millions of measurements every day and including satellite and aircraft measurements over the North Sea, TNO was responsible for the project management and worked closely together with KNMI to validate the atlas with high quality measurements from various offshore stations and Whiffle has created very high-resolution models for detailed wind turbine loading and wake analyses.
TKI Wind op Zee supported the consortium to create the new wind atlas and encouraged the parties to cooperate and combine their knowledge.