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    • Intrapec SolarIntrapec opens a solar roof with Sun Canticle
      Playing a Canticle of the Sun to open a solar pv roof: very fitting. This happened on Friday 28 February in Spankeren at the packaging company Intrapec, although the sun barely showed itself. The initiators Intrapec, Ovento and Pondera invited around 60 business acquaintances and friends to jointly open their solar pv roof which has more than 1,500 panels with a capacity of almost 0.5 MW. With this, the Intrapec Group can easily provide for its read more»
    • City Council approves construction Wind Farm Agro Wind in Reusel
      On 17 February 2020, the City Council of Reusel-De Mierden decided to issue a declaration of no objection for the construction of Wind Farm Agro Wind. This paves the way for the Municipality Board to grant the definitive permit to the High Tech Agro Wind Association. This is a major step for the Association towards the realisation of the wind farm. Pondera congratulates the initiators on achieving this milestone!read more»
    • World record for Haliade-X 12 MW!
      Pondera’s Haliade-X 12 MW prototype in Port of Rotterdam has just set a new world record! It is the first wind turbine ever to generate 288 MWh over the course of 24 hours. In the next 5 years, the Haliade-X prototype will undergo a series of tests to validate the turbine’s power curve, loads, grid performance & reliability. In addition, these tests will allow GE to collect the data needed to obtain the Type Certificate, a key step in read more»
    • Pondera congratulates Eneco on award Maasvlakte 2 wind farm
      Yesterday, Rijkswaterstaat announced the outcome of the tender for the Maasvlakte 2 wind farm. Pondera is proud and delighted that Eneco emerged as the winner. It means that Eneco can fulfil its plan to build a wind farm of over 100 MW on the seawall at the Second Maasvlakte. Pondera has been closely involved in the realisation of the bid. Pondera was the coordinator of the Plan of Approach and designed the optimum wind turbine layout for this read more»
    • 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 Tip height: 245 m Blade length: 107 m Annual energy yield: 46.3 GWh Wind turbine swept area: 38,000 m2 (These numbers are based on the SDE wind report) General information Pondera Development and SIF 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 Tip height: 245 m Blade length: 107 m Annual energy yield: 46.3 GWh Wind turbine swept area: 38,000 m2 (These numbers are based on the SDE wind report) General information Pondera Development 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 Tip height: 245 m Blade length: 107 m Annual energy yield: 46.3 GWh Wind turbine swept area: 38,000 m2 (These numbers are based on the SDE wind report) General information Pondera Development and SIF Holding, together with read more»