Breaking news: RVB presents tender policy onshore wind

The offshore tenders are awarded at way lower costs than expected. Even the first wind park without subsidy already has a permit. The offshore tenders seem to stimulate cost reductions. But what’s the onshore situation? Can we learn from the offshore tenders? And can we apply the tender policy onshore as well?

The RVB (Rijksvastgoedbedrijf) wants to use onshore tenders. They present their tender policy for using governmental grounds for renewable energy during the WindDays.

Curious about the strategy of the RVB and which opportunities it offers? Join the session Tenderen op land: de oplossing voor kostprijsreductie? on the 13th of June at 15:30. Among others the speakers will be Gerard van Oostveen (Nuon), Mark Duppen (BLIX Consultancy) and Karen Kooi (NWEA).

Working in wind: the job of the future!

Expectation is that the amount of jobs in the wind industry will double in the coming three years and that the fte will rise to 30.000 by 2030. The sector rings the emergency bell: with the expected growth of wind energy in the Netherlands, huge shortages on good qualified technical staff is threatening the future of wind energy.

The shortages are expected among all educating levels. The training capacity is not enough right now to educate enough people. Besides that, education programs need to be updated all the time to keep up with the quick technological developments of the sector.

How can we enthusiasm future students for the wind sector? How can educational institutes offer a curriculum that fits the needs of the sector? How can we create enough places for interns? And how can the sector and the educational institutions work together to find answers to these questions?

During the WindDays, David-Pieter Molenaar (Siemens Gamesa), Marike Dijksterhuis (Techniekpact) and John Baken (TKI Wind op Zee, CAREER) discuss these questions in an interactive session and explore possible answers together with you. The session takes place on the 13th of June from 13:30-15:00.

Installation and decommissioning of offshore wind parks

Arnoud Bosch (Seaway Heavy Lifting) leads us in discussing the challenges and developments of installation: What infrastructure is necessary to build an offshore wind park? Which role can ports play? And what are the developments of installation vessels? These questions will be discussed during the session Ports, vessels and installation.

At the same time, Niels Bijkersma (innogy) leads the session about decommissioning, reuse of parts and prolonging the installation time of offshore wind parks. Can foundations and cables be reused? Are there possibilities to recycle certain parts of wind turbines?

You can hear everything about these topics on the 14th of June from 11:30-13:00.

New speakers announced

  • Lianne Barnhoorn, Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn advocaten, Omgevingswet: kansen voor windenergie
  • Daan Grooten, Qurrent, lokale betrokkenheid en coöperaties
  • Lexje Rietveld, Eneco, windontwikkelingen: beleid vs. financierbaarheid
  • Michiel Mulder, Stichting Natuur en Milieu, regionale energie- en klimaatstrategieën
  • Martine Verweij, The North Sea Energy Lab, multi-stakeholders pilots in offshore wind farms
  • René Peters, TNO, challenges for the energy transition I: Power supply & System integration in 2050
  • Simon Watson, TU Delft, long term wind energy agenda, alternative offshore energy & wind turbine technology
  • Ben Hendriks, WMC, balance of plant & integration of wind turbine and support structures
  • Dennis Schiricke, OutSmart, operations and maintenance
  • Julie Teuwen, TU Delft, decommissioning/re-use parts of turbines, life time extension
  • Albert van der Hem, BLIX, market models and models for financing
With thanks to our event ambassador ENERCON
And with thanks to the topic leaders of the WindDays