• Preparing the site for the Haliade 12-X 12 MW
      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. 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. All read more»
    • Pondera 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»
    • Pondera wins EIA contract for two offshore wind energy areas
      Pondera Consult will do the preparations for lots VI and VII of the offshore wind energy area ‘Hollandse Kust (west)’ on behalf of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate. Pondera Consult has moreover received a similar task for lot I in the wind energy area ‘Ten Noorden van de Waddeneilanden’. A total of 2.1 GW of wind energy in the Dutch part of the North Sea is involved. The offshore wind farms are the fourth and fifth wind energy areas read more»
    • Map of wind farms.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»
    • GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW to be installed in Rotterdam
      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»
    • Consortium will support by conducting WRA HKN
      A consortium consisting of Oldbaum Services, Pondera Consult, Whiffle and Deltares will support the Netherlands Enterprise Agency ( by conducting a Wind Resource Assessment (WRA) for Wind Farm Zone Hollandse Kust (noord) (HKN). The quartet was awarded the contract, among others due to extensive prior experience both in Dutch and European offshore wind projects. Uncertainty reduction The WRA – a desk study on the wind climate in the area read more»
    • Demand for wind measurement services quickly increasing
      The demand for wind measurement services is increasing due to the growth and maturing of the wind energy market. Accurate wind resource assessments help in determining the right locations for wind turbines. Extensive knowledge of the local wind climate allows for a more precise wind farm layout design which is reflected in the final energy production. Wind resource assessments are also demanded by investors and wind energy financiers. The 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 read more»
    • Pondera starts in Indonesia
      Pioneering in Indonesia Just like other countries Indonesia is beginning its own energy transition. The government has recently announced serious ambitions for this purpose. The archipelago has many natural resources available. And one of those sources is wind energy. Since 2016 we explore opportunities for cooperation and that has led to the opening of an office in Jakarta recently. Below you will find an (English) interview with our director read more»
    • Highest court: wind farm Fryslân may be built
      All the submitted objections against the permit applications or land-use planning for Wind Farm Fryslân were rejected. By this ruling The Council of State, the highest court in the Netherlands, has decided that the construction of Wind Farm Fryslân, in the Frisian part of the IJsselmeer at the height of Breezanddijk. Wind Farm Fryslân will consist of a cluster of 89 wind turbines, with a combined capacity of approximately 320 megawatts (MW). The read more»