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
Designing sustainable wind turbines for the circular economy
At the end of their life wind turbine blades end up as landfill. TNO is working on the design of turbine blades that can be recycled.
Offshore wind conditions
For the development of wind farms at sea, developers need knowledge of the wind conditions. TNO knows the wind conditions through wind measurements.
Efficient operation and maintenance of offshore wind turbines
Maintenance of offshore wind turbines accounts for a quarter of the total costs. TNO has been researching ways to maximise maintenance efficiency.
Innovations for the large wind turbines of the future
New generations of wind turbines are following one another in rapid succession. Together with partners, we are working on design of new generations of wind turbines.
How large offshore wind farms produce optimal energy
Optimising the performance of wind turbines in offshore wind farms is becoming complex. TNO is working on optimal wind farm design.
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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