Yearly Archives: 2015

Borssele EIA approved by independent EIA Committee

The EIA Committee has issued a positive advice on the environmental impact assessment for the first two planning decrees of the Borssele wind energy area.

The consulting and engineering firms Grontmij and Pondera Consult have worked assiduously over the last year preparing the environmental impact assessments (EIAs) and appropriate evaluations ... More»

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Turbine construction started at wind farm Westermeerwind (NL)

On the 19th of august, the wind turbine construction started at the Dutch near shore wind farm Westermeerwind. The first tower sections are being installed on the foundations which were installed earlier this year.

The towers are transported from Amsterdam harbour, crossing the IJsselmeer to the project area near the ... More»

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Pondera Consult to assist the province of Zuid Holland with wind development EIA

The province of Zuid Holland will be preparing an EIA with the purpose of identifying alternative locations for wind energy development within the Rotterdam region in order to achieve the previously agreed target of 150 MW.

The suitable alternative locations will be incorporated by in the revised “Vision Space and ... More»

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Pondera Consult wins EIA tender for Wind Farm Zeewolde

Pondera Consult has been asked by De Ontwikkelvereniging Zeewolde and Windunie to support the entire EIA process for the Rijksinpassingsplan (national zoning plan) and necessary permits required to realise Wind Farm Zeewolde.

In the Zeewolde polder there currently are 220 solitaire wind turbines which will eventually be replaced by Windfarm ... More»

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Final permits and national zoning plan for Wind farm Wieringermeer

The three parties who are jointly developing Wind farm Wieringermeer (Nuon, ECN and Windcollectief Wieringermeer) have received the final permits for the planned 99 wind turbine wind farm in the Wieringermeerpolder.

In addition, the Rijksinpassingsplan (national zoning plan) has also been established. With this step, the wind farm has come ... More»

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Grontmij and Pondera to prepare offshore wind farms

Grontmij and Pondera to prepare one of world’s largest offshore wind farms in the Netherlands

7 May – Grontmij, a listed consulting & engineering company with a strong European presence, and partner Pondera Consult  will carry out preparatory studies for the call for tender by the Dutch Ministry of Economic ... More»

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Life size visualisation screen

Life size visualisation screen- It’s all about the image

Visualisations are required for almost every spatial development, from industrial or urban developments to wind farms. They are usually presented to the public aspaper prints or using a computer screen. However, the main problem with many photo visualisations is that they ... More»

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Wind farm Westermeerwind

The Netherlands’ largest near shore wind power plant Westermeerwind is to be erected in lake IJssel along the dikes of the Dutch municipality of Noordoostpolder. The 48 Siemens wind turbines will supply approximately 160,000 Dutch homes with climate-friendly electric power. The project will thereby significantly contribute to the Netherlands reaching ... More»

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Wind power seminar by ICEX/Spanish Commercial Office

Within the framework of the Renewable Energy Week, on 2 March the Commercial Office in The Hague organized an online seminar on wind power in the Netherlands, aimed at informing Spanish companies.

The seminar was introduced by the Spanish Commercial Counsellor, Enrique Fanjul. Hans Rijntalder, Director of Pondera Consult B.V. ... More»

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Construction start of 4 wind turbines at Zuiderzeehaven

Construction of four wind turbines at the Zuiderzeehaven and Haatlandhaven in Kampen in the Netherlands will start by the end of January 2015.

Zuiderzeehaven C.V., as the consent holder of two turbine locations, asked Pondera Consult in 2011 to support them with the procurement process for the two turbines. The ... More»

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