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
New initiative commits to further strengthen European leadership in wind energy
Last week, nine key research organisations and universities, all members of EERA JP Wind, signed a cooperative agreement to establish a European Centre of Excellence (EuCoE) on wind energy.
Wind turbine inspections with autonomous drones and digital twin modelling
Wind turbine blade inspections can be faster, cheaper and safer. TNO and SpectX are combining their expertise areas on a new one-year project known as the IBIS project (Increased Blade Inspection Safety).
Wind of change in recycling wind turbine blades
A new project aims to find a commercially viable and scalable solution to the looming stockpile of discarded wind turbine blades. The EoLO-HUBs (End of Life through Open HUBs) project will last 4 years.
Profitability offshore wind in 2030 not self-evident
A new TNO study reveals that offshore wind will not be profitable in all cases. Using several scenarios, TNO investigated the feasibility of offshore wind energy in 2030.
GROW enters next phase offshore wind
Twenty leading offshore wind parties extend their successful cooperation on innovation to 2030. GROW, a consortium of leading offshore wind industry and research partners, started as a six-years innovation programme.
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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