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    • Wind measurement campaign now even more efficient!
      At the location of a future wind farm, measurements are often taken with a meteorological measuring mast or LiDAR to determine the local wind climate, which is necessary for financing and engineering of the planned wind farm. Given that measurement campaigns only last a year, or even less, it is necessary to compare the data with a long-term meteorological data set. During the short-term measurement campaign, for example, the wind speed may be read more»
    • Pondera member of DeepWind cluster
      Pondera is expanding its business to Scotland by entering into the DeepWind cluster. This coincides with the start of the close cooperation of Pondera and Pronewable, where Matthias Haag is project director of Neart na Gaoithe, and forms a ‘flying start’ of Pondera’s Scottish operations. The push for closer engagement in the Scottish and other UK offshore developments is a direct consequence of the collaboration with Oldbaum Services, located in read more»
    • Applications for SDE+ Autumn 2019 well exceed budget
      The SDE+ (Stimulation of Sustainable Energy Production) is an operating subsidy for the production of renewable energy in the Netherlands, which covers the price difference between cost price of renewable energy and its market price. For technologies such as wind and solar energy, the subsidy is granted for a period of 15 years. Between the 29th of October and the 14th of November of 2019, renewable energy projects were able to apply for subsidy read more»
    • Pondera celebrates inauguration Haliade-X 12 MW
      On 17 and 19 December 2019 Pondera celebrated the inauguration of the World’s largest wind turbine: the GE Haliade-X 12 MW. “As developer and co-owner together with Sif – in the Futurewind project – we are proud to have contributed to this important new step in wind turbine technology” said Hans Rijntalder, Director of Pondera. He continues “And we would like to congratulate GE with this outstanding achievement. No need to tell that read more»
    • Eneco purchases electricity Haliade-X prototype
      Eneco, Future Wind (a joint venture of Pondera Development and SIF Holding Nederland) and GE Renewable Energy announced today that Eneco will purchase all of the electricity generated by GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW prototype. The announcement was made during the inauguration ceremony for the prototype, that was recently installed at the port of Maasvlakte-Rotterdam (The Netherlands). The prototype located at Maasvlakte Rotterdam in the Netherlands, has read more»
    • Pondera strengthens team with offshore wind experience
      Everyone understands that offshore wind is a rapidly growing sector. Pondera proudly announces that it has entered a partnership with three offshore wind professionals who have won their spurs in this sector. Matthias Haag, currently project director of EDF’s Neart Na Gaoithe Offshore Wind project in Scotland and former project director of the Dutch Gemini project, will offer his services through Pondera. Jasper Vet, financial director of read more»
    • GE Haliade-X 12 MW supplies power
      The GE Haliade-X 12 MW has delivered its very first kilowatt hours. The prototype of the world’s most powerful offshore wind turbine has now entered its test phase on the Maasvlakte in Rotterdam. The data collected during this phase will be used to obtain the required certificate in 2020. Subsequently, the serial production of the largest and most powerful wind turbine can start. Key figures for the Haliade-X 12 MW Capacity: 12 MW Rotor read more»
    • World’s most powerful wind turbine completely installed!
      All three blades of the GE Haliade-X 12 MW are installed. The commissioning of the world’s largest and most powerful wind turbine will be completed in the coming weeks. 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 read more»
    • Installation of GE Haliade’s blades has started!
      We are happy to announce that the installation of the first two blades of the GE Haliade-X 12 MW prototype has started. The third blade has yet to arrive at the Maasvlakte Rotterdam. 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 read more»
    • Declaration of no objections for Wind farm Bovenwind
      On 23 September 2019, the Staphorst municipal council issued a declaration of no objection for the Bovenwind wind farm (previously Staphorst wind farm). This means that the developer of the park, Wij Duurzaam Staphorst (WDS) can now apply for the environmental permit. The wind farm consists of three wind turbines with a maximum rotor diameter of 150 metres. The cooperative was established in response to the order from the province of Overijssel read more»
    • Nacelle installed on GE Haliade-X 12 MW turbine
      The Nacelle of the largest offshore wind turbine in the world Pondera GE Haliade-X 12 MW has been successfully installed at the Maasvlakte in Rotterdam. 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 Energy, are read more»
    • Pondera/Hanmi Global enter Korean Offshore Wind project
      Dutch based engineering consultancy Pondera and Korean engineering company Hanmi Global announced that they were awarded a contract from Jeju Hanlim Offshore Wind Co. to perform the role as an owner’s engineer. The Jeju Hanlim Offshore project is the third offshore wind project in the Korean waters and the second one on a commercial scale. It is located near the Tamra Offshore project just of the coast of Jeju Island. The project size is read more»
    • 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»
    • Haliade-X nacelle on its way to Rotterdam
      The Haliade-X nacelle is on its way to Rotterdam! The nacelle of the world’s most powerful offshore wind turbine, along with the 107-meter long blades, will be installed onshore to facilitate access for testing during the initial period of operations, and allow GE Renewable Energy to collect data needed to obtain the Type Certificate, a key step in commercializing the product in 2021. Shipping and testing the first components of the Haliade-X 12 read more»