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    • Webinar WRA HKN available online
      Last week , Erik Holtslag gave a presentation on the Wind Resource Assessment for Hollandse Kust (noord), during a webinar which was organized by You can now watch the webinar online. Hollandse Kust (noord) is a designated offshore Wind Farm Zone of about 700MW. The Wind Farm Zone lies 18 kilometres off the Dutch west coast and will provide enough electricity for over 1 million Dutch households. The Wind Farm Zone is one of six offshore read more»
    • Preparing the site for GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW turbine
      Preparing the site that will host GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW, the most powerful offshore wind turbine in the world, to be installed in Maasvlakte-Rotterdam, Netherlands, in partnership with FutureWind. GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW is currently being assembled at GE’s factory in Saint-Nazaire, France, while its three LM Wind Power-designed 107-metre blades are being manufactured in Cherbourg, France, and tower sections produced in Seville, Spain. read more»
    • Eric Arends during the trade mission in VietnamPondera in Vietnam with PM Rutte for trade mission
      Eric Arends, partner at Pondera Consult, is currently partaking in a trade mission to Vietnam, organised by VNO-NCW. The mission lasts from the 7th to the 12th of April. The cities of Hanoi, Danang, Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh City will be visited during the mission. Apart from Pondera Consult, companies from other industries, such as Agriculture, Water and Logistics are also represented. Prime Minister Rutte himself will be present in Vietnam on read more»
    • Ground breaking ceremony at future Haliade-X 12 MW
      Future Wind (the Joint Venture between Pondera Development and SIF Holding Netherlands) organized a symbolic ground-breaking event that took place in Maasvlakte, Rotterdam, to celebrate the start of preparatory activities to host GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW prototype in Maasvlakte, Rotterdam. The first activities on the ground started early this year with the construction of the Haliade-X 12MW foundation, that will contain 50 piles that will be covered read more»
    • Arcadis and Pondera collaborate on offshore grid permits and EIA
      Arcadis, the globally operating design- and consultancy organisation for the natural and built environment, and Pondera, the specialist in renewable energy, will manage the permits and the EIA, including the accompanying studies, for two underground grid connections from the North Sea to the shore, on behalf of TenneT. The EIA and permits are about the connection of the offshore wind energy area Ijmuiden Ver to TenneT’s natonal power grid. The read more»
    • Official launch construction Wind Farm Fryslân
      On March 14, 2019, Pondera’s CEO Hans Rijntalder, with representatives from Wind Farm Fryslân and the Zuiderzeewind building consortium with Siemens Gamesa and Van Oord officially launched the construction by pushing the button. The ceremony was held at the Afsluitdijk Wadden Center in Kornwerderzand to mark the official start of construction of the 382.7 MW Wind Farm Fryslân. The ceremony was held in the presence of the developers, read more»
    • Pondera and Sif to build the largest wind turbine in the world
      Agreement signed with Future Wind includes five years of testing and 15 years of service Installation of Haliade-X 12 MW will take place during summer 2019 GE Renewable Energy and Future Wind (a Joint Venture between Pondera Development and SIF Holding Netherlands) announced today that they have signed an agreement to install the first Haliade-X 12 MW wind turbine prototype in Maasvlakte-Rotterdam (NL) during summer 2019. The deal includes five read more»
    • LCoE of future Dutch offshore wind farms
      The Netherlands has the ambition to have multiple offshore windfarms operational by 2030 to fulfil climate agreements. The future wind farms will be constructed in sites located offshore of the North-Holland coast and north of the Wadden Isles. The ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy of the Netherlands recently gained insight into the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCoE) of different variants for the wind farm sites considered for read more»
    • Wind in Vietnam: Dutch Opportunities
      The opportunities for wind energy in Vietnam are looking very promising. Research by the World Bank estimates a total potential of 500 gigawatt, which is ten times Vietnam’s expected energy capacity in 2020. Areas with some of the best wind resources are located across the country’s long coastline or at sea. At the moment, Vietnam is mostly focused on onshore and nearshore wind energy. Eric Arends, partner at Pondera Consult, conducted a read more»
    • Ha Long BayPondera to attend Vietnam’s Offshore Roundtable
      During Vietnam’s Offshore Wind Roundtable on November 22nd, Eric Arends, director of Pondera Consult, will discuss the potential and outlook for the offshore wind industry in Vietnam and the potential for local and regional offshore companies and investors to participate in this future market. This event will bring together senior executives from the offshore wind industry in Asia. The wind energy potential in Vietnam is very high and read more»
    • Renewable hybrid energy systems tourism industry
      There is a high demand for affordable and reliable energy in the Indonesian tourism industry. The increase in energy price, the unreliable electricity supply and the trend towards sustainable tourism call for urgent action. Tourists are increasingly aware of the impact their holidays have on the environment and are taking this issue more into account when booking their holidays. Yet, they wish to keep the high level of comfort they desire and read more»
    • Pondera organizes Wind energy conference in Bali Indonesia
      Pondera South East Asia will be organizing the WindDays in Indonesia on 7 and 8 October 2019. “The Indonesians are ambitious with their renewable energy targets. We want to see if the experience from Europe and especially the Netherlands can help the Indonesians to build up their share of renewable energy. More specific we want to assess if we can assist the Indonesian government, state companies and private companies to develop wind farms and read more»
    • Site visit Garut
      On 17 and 18 January 2018 several Pondera and RBPN officials visited the Garut site for a site inspection. The aim of the visit was to find the best places to develop the Garut Wind Project in West Java, close to the coast. Several locations for placing a metmast and lidar equipment to measure wind speeds were visited. Also on the agenda was a visit to the local governor of Garut, bupati Rudy Gunawan. Mr. Gunawan welcomed the visit and stressed read more»
    • Pondera and RBPN/Hywind sign MoA to co-develop wind farms
      After the first Wind Farm in Sidrap Sulawesi Indonesia’s wind energy market seems to be starting up. On December 1st, 2017 Pondera agreed to co-develop two wind farms in Java (Garut, 70 MW) and Sumba (3 MW) together with RBPN and Hywind Energy Systems. Hywind’s Chandra Soemitro explains that he expects that the partnership will benefit both parties. “Pondera has extensive experience in the Netherlands in developing wind farms.” And Hans read more»
    • Iconic island Sumba: future for wind energy?
      The Indonesian governments aims to develop Sumba island in a sustainable way using its abundant sources of renewable energy, such as wind energy. Goal is to achieve 95% renewable energy in 2020. Hywind Energy is developing a wind project at Sumba to contribute to that goal. On 2 November Hywind and Pondera visited the island to investigate the logistical challenges to install modern and large wind turbines on more»