Offshore wind farms
The expansion of wind farms in the Dutch sector of the North Sea is moving up a gear. In the spring of 2022, the cabinet designated three new areas for the development of wind farms. The original target of 11.5 gigawatts by 2030 will now be almost doubled to 21 GW.
Offshore wind farms move up a gear
To achieve these ambitions, TNO is researching and developing innovative technologies and methodologies for the new generations of wind turbines and wind farms.
Our latest developments
Consortium explores positive wake effects of floating wind turbines
New UWiSE module for efficient offshore wind farm decommissioning
New initiative commits to further strengthen European leadership in wind energy
Wind turbine inspections with autonomous drones and digital twin modelling
New North Sea monitoring station for offshore wind farm expansion
Wind of change in recycling wind turbine blades
2023 - 2026
In cooperation with
Simulation software tools
New research on blade tip improvements
2020 - present
In cooperation with
GE Renewable Energy & LM Wind Power
Wind farm control to boost wind farm performance
Harald van der Mijle MeijerFunctie:R&D portfolio manager
Ir Harald van der Mijle Meijer is a materials engineer and has been working in offshore wind research since 2007. Harald has a passion for wind, sea and sustainability and applies this for the strategy and implementation of the development of innovations in wind energy together with the industry. At TNO he has carried out several national and international projects on a wide range of topics. In addition to being a consultant, he is R&D portfolio manager on the research line 'Offshore Wind Farms'.
Peter EecenFunctie:Senior Business Developer / R&D Manager Wind Energy
Peter Eecen is R&D manager at TNO Wind Energy and is responsible for the research strategy on offshore wind energy for a group of about 55 researchers. As R&D manager Peter is to shape the R&D programme such that products are developed and – together with colleagues and collaborators – are brought to the market. As such, Peter is responsible for the commitment of the TNO research funding, the acquisition of projects in national programmes and in European programmes. Peter is coordinator of the EERA Joint Programme on Wind Energy.
Piet WarnaarFunctie:Senior Business Developer
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