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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»
    • 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»
    • Blog: Largest wind turbines for low to medium wind speeds
      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»
    • GE unveils the first Haliade-X 12 MW nacelle
      GE Renewable Energy has unveiled the nacelle of the world’s most powerful offshore wind turbine, the Haliade-X 12 MW. This unit will be shipped in the coming weeks from Saint-Nazaire (FR) to Rotterdam (NL) to join the tower already built on the Maasvlakte 2. The wind turbine blades, manufactured by LM Wind Power in Cherbourg, will be shipped to the prototype site to complete the installation. The video below shows the Haliade-X nacelle rolling 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»
    • 250 people line up for the 107 meter Haliade-X blade
      250 people line up in front of the 107 meter blade for the Haliade-X wind turbine. This blade is manufactured by LM Wind Power in Cherbourg, France. The Haliade-X 12 MW prototype is the largest wind turbine in the world, which will be built by Pondera Development and GE. Haliade-X 12 MW is a multi-million investment that will help reduce offshore wind’s cost of energy in order to make it a more competitive source of clean and renewable energy.read more»
    • Update Haliade-X prototype in Rotterdam
      Update: we have installed Tower segments 0, 1, and 2 of the Haliade-X prototype in Rotterdam. T3 will be installed once the nacelle has arrived during the summer. The four tower sections that will be part of Haliade-X 12 MW prototype to be installed this summer have just arrived at the Port of Rotterdam, where Pondera Development and GE are building the largest wind turbine in the world. Haliade-X 12 MW is a multi-million investment that will 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»
    • Haliade-X tower sections arrived at Rotterdam
      Haliade-X tower sections arrived at Rotterdam! The four tower sections that will be part of Haliade-X 12 MW prototype to be installed this summer have just arrived at the Port of Rotterdam, where Pondera Development and GE are building the largest wind turbine in the world. After unloading the tower segments, a series of pre-assembly works will take place, including the installation of some tower segments. Haliade-X 12 MW nacelle and blade read more»
    • Haliade-X tower sections arrived at Rotterdam
      The four tower sections that will be part of Haliade-X 12 MW prototype to be installed this summer have just arrived at the Port of Rotterdam, where Pondera Development and GE are building the largest wind turbine in the world. After unloading the tower segments, a series of pre-assembly works will take place, including the installation of some tower segments. Haliade-X 12 MW nacelle and blade components, currently being manufactured in read more»
    • Notice grid connection Hollandse Kust (west Beta)
      The scoping notice (Dutch: NRD) for the offshore grid connection Hollandse Kust (west Beta) is available for public review from June 7th to July 18th 2019.  This project connects 700MW of wind energy to the national onshore grid. Arcadis and Pondera worked on the scoping notice at the request of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. A digital version of this document was also developed.        read more»
    • Visualisation Wind Farm N33Definitive permission for Wind farm N33
      On May 29th, the Dutch Council of State (Raad van State) has ruled that the objections against wind farm N33 are unfounded. The department of administrative justice concluded that the plans for the wind farm comply with the current legal requirements. This means that the 35-turbine, 120MW wind farm has definitive building permissions. Pondera Consult was responsible for N33’s EIA and permit procedures, including all necessary studies. This 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»
    • Positive advice EIA commission Windplan Groen
      The Commission for environmental assessment has issued a positive advice for the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for Windplan Groen. The Commission has judged the EIA to include all the essential information for it to support the decision making process on the National integration plan and permits for the wind farm. Pondera Consult has drafted the EIA, the required permits and conducted all the necessary studies. “The EIA is quite read more»