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    • 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»
    • 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»