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    • Pondera Consult supervises tender Nieuwleusen wind farm
      In July 2019, Pondera drew up the tender documentation for Westenwind 1 B.V. for the design, construction and maintenance of two wind turbines in the vicinity of Nieuwleusen, The Netherlands. The two wind turbines have a combined maximum installed capacity of 9 MW. The project is another positive step towards the Province of Overijssel’s goal in achieving 85.5 MW of installed wind energy by 2021. Invitation to Tender Pondera has announced an read more»
    • Pondera’s GE Haliade-X 12 MW in the media
      Last week the Dutch media was very enthusiastic about the fact that the Netherlands is the first country to place the world’s largest offshore wind turbine. Key figures for the Haliade-X 12 MW Capacity: 12 MW Rotor diameter: 220 m Blade length: 107 m Hub height: 150 m Tip height: 260 m Wind turbine swept area: 38,000 m2 Annual energy yield: approx. 67 GWh General information Pondera Development and SIF Holding, together with GE Renewable read more»
    • Largest wind turbines for low to medium wind-speed projects
      Windy areas in countries that have well-developed wind energy markets, like the US, UK or Germany, are gradually being filled by wind farms. Renewable energy developers are therefore looking at opportunities to further develop wind farms in areas with low to medium wind speeds. Other regions with lower wind speeds are also being considered in new and upcoming markets like parts of West and Southern Asia, South-East Asia, Africa and other mid to read more»
    • Eneco signs largest PPA with Dutch wind farm
      On Wednesday, 17 July, Eneco signed a Power Purchase Contract (PPA) with Windpark Fryslân bv. During 15 years, Eneco will purchase the electricity produced by the 382,7 MW nearshore Fryslân Wind Farm. With an annual production of 1,500 GWh, it is the largest PPA that the Dutch energy company has signed with a wind farm in the Netherlands. The contract was negotiated by Ventolines, allround service provider in the renewable energy market. read more»
    • Indonesian members of parliament visit Holland
      On June 27th 2019, a delegation of the Indonesian members of parliament lead by Dr. Agus Hermanto (Deputy Speaker of The House of Representatives), visited the Noordoostpolder Wind Farm in the Dutch province of Flevoland. The aim of the delegation’s two-day visit was to acquire knowledge on Dutch policy and incentives concerning wind energy. Indonesia’s Embassy in The Hague asked Pondera Consult to organize the field visit and to discuss wind read more»
    • 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 RVO.nl. 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»