TU Delft wants to know which way the wind blows
Algemeen Dagblad, Saturday 14 January 2023
Professor Jan-Willem van Wingerden is conducting research into the optimum energy output of wind farms using a unique wind tunnel in TU Delft’s new Wind AI Lab. “The research will help us understand more about wind dynamics”, says the professor.
Wybren de Vries and Ward Gorter on foundation installation
The installation of the foundations for the wind turbines for Hollandse Kust Noord is in full effect. An immense operation. These so-called monopiles weigh between 788 tons and 960 tons each. They are being loaded out from the Maasvlakte harbour at our partner SIF onto the installation vessel Innovation. CrossWind colleagues Wybren de Vries (Balance of Plant Package Manager) and Ward Gorter (Balance of Plant Package Engineer) are making sure that all the works and preparations are going according to plan. We had a chat with them.
How we mitigate underwater noise with FaunaGuard and Bubble Curtain
‘We deliver, We innovate and We share’; these are the mottos of CrossWind. This powerful slogan easily lends itself for the construction of the Hollandse Kust Noord offshore wind park. ‘Delivery’ of the first foundations has taken place through offshore installation vessel Innovation. One matter which should also not be overlooked, is that we ‘Share’ the offshore wind park area with many marine compatriots such as fish, seals and porpoises.
Construction offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust Noord commences
The installation of the first monopile on Monday 17 October marked the start of the construction of offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust Noord. The 70 monopiles that will be installed by Van Oord over the coming months will form the foundations of the wind turbines in the wind farm, which will be located some eighteen kilometres off the coast at Egmond aan Zee. Wind farm owner CrossWind will be implementing several innovations in the construction of the wind farm, such as offshore hydrogen production and floating solar panels. These innovations will enable this first smart wind farm in the Netherlands to contribute significantly to accelerating the energy transition.
Cybersecurity for a remotely operated wind farm
To constantly monitor and control our upcoming wind park, a complex and redundant OT (Operational Technology) system is required. In addition to the green electricity, an enormous amount of data will be generated and transferred from the wind park to shore. Data from all kinds of sensors will be passing through fiber optic cables to the onshore WPO (Wind Park Owner) control rooms. To control the systems of the wind park, data is also travelling in the opposite direction back to sea. Both the monitoring and the management of the park are crucial for safe and reliable operation, and optimal electricity output to the grid.
Coming with the wind, innovating together to make offshore wind farming smarter
For the Netherlands, having the North Sea at the doorstep is a blessing. Not only for generating wind power, as the Shell-Eneco joint-venture CrossWind will show. The site Hollandse Kust Noord will be a testbed for integrated energy solutions for the very near future.
Archive - CrossWind Newsletter Ready for the new phase
As the first year of the CrossWind project draws to a close, it’s time to look back on where we stand, what we have accomplished and look forward to what’s next. Upon reflection, we can say that this year had it all; many opportunities and considerable challenges!
Combatting climate change is an urgent challenge that calls for an enormous shift in order to limit its effect on future generations. With the ever-increasing number of countries committing to C02 neutrality by 2050, there has been a renewed focus on hydrogen as one of the critical links in the energy transition towards a sustainable future.
Q&A with Maria Kalogera about her role at CrossWind
DOB-Academy (De Oude Bibliotheek) interviewed Maria about her role at CrossWind. What does she love about her job? And what makes working at CrossWind so challenging? In this Q&A you will learn more about CrossWind and how you can get involved in this wonderful project.
We innovate: Dynamic Wind Farm Flow Control project launched
Together with TU Delft, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE), Shell, Eneco and GROW Foundation, CrossWind has started the work on the “Dynamic Wind Farm Flow Control” project. This project, focused on reducing the wake effect by using real-time data, is one of CrossWind’s five innovations that will contribute to a more constant electricity production. The agreement for the project was signed today.
CrossWind and TenneT sign agreements for offshore grid connection
March 3 2021
TSO TenneT and wind farm developer CrossWind, a consortium of Shell and Eneco, have signed agreements for the construction of the offshore grid connection for the Hollandse Kust (noord) wind farm, which is being built some 18.5 kilometres off the Dutch coast at Egmond aan Zee.