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Wind Minds to attend Vietnam’s ‘Offshore Roundtable’

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During Vietnam’s Offshore Wind Roundtable on November 22nd, Eric Arends, director of Wind Minds, will discuss the potential and outlook for the offshore wind industry in Vietnam and the potential for local and regional offshore companies and investors to participate in this...

Consortium will support RVO.nl by conducting Wind Resource Assessment for Hollandse Kust (noord) Wind Farm Zone.

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A consortium consisting of Oldbaum Services, Pondera Consult/Winds Minds, Whiffle and Deltares will support the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) by conducting a Wind Resource Assessment (WRA) for Wind Farm Zone Hollandse Kust (noord) (HKN). The quartet was awarded the...

Demand for wind measurement services quickly increasing

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The demand for wind measurement services is increasing due to the growth and maturing of the wind energy market. Accurate wind resource assessments help in determining the right locations for wind turbines. Extensive knowledge of the local wind climate allows for a more precise...

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Wind Minds to attend Vietnam’s ‘Offshore Roundtable’

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During Vietnam’s Offshore Wind Roundtable on November 22nd, Eric Arends, director of Wind Minds, will discuss the potential and outlook for the offshore wind industry in Vietnam and the potential for local and regional offshore companies and investors to participate in this...

Consortium will support RVO.nl by conducting Wind Resource Assessment for Hollandse Kust (noord) Wind Farm Zone.

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A consortium consisting of Oldbaum Services, Pondera Consult/Winds Minds, Whiffle and Deltares will support the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) by conducting a Wind Resource Assessment (WRA) for Wind Farm Zone Hollandse Kust (noord) (HKN). The quartet was awarded the...

Demand for wind measurement services quickly increasing

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The demand for wind measurement services is increasing due to the growth and maturing of the wind energy market. Accurate wind resource assessments help in determining the right locations for wind turbines. Extensive knowledge of the local wind climate allows for a more precise...

Wind energy conference in Bali Indonesia on 7-8 October 2019

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Pondera (part of  Wind Minds) will be organizing the WindDays in Indonesia on 7 and 8 October 2019.   “The Indonesians are ambitious with their renewable energy targets. We want to see if the experience from Europe and especially the Netherlands can help the Indonesians to...

Meet our Wind Minds specialists in Hamburg from 25-28 September

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Wind Minds will exhibit at the world’s largest wind energy conference & exhibition (WindEurope) in Hamburg from 25 – 28 September. Join 35,000 visitors from 100 countries in Hamburg for the largest business, networking and educational gathering of the entire wind energy...

Meet us at Taiwan Energy

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Today is the final day of the Energy Taiwan exhibition in Taipei. The exhibition offers the latest market information on most renewable energy issues, such as solar energy, wind energy, smart energy & storage, hydrogen energy & fuel cell, and green finance &...

Highest court: wind farm Fryslân may be built

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All the submitted objections against the permit applications or land-use planning for Wind Farm Fryslân were rejected. By this ruling The Council of State, the highest court in the Netherlands, has decided that the construction of Wind Farm Fryslân, in the Frisian part of the...

Dutch perspective on New York’s ambitions wind energy

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Last week Martijn ten Klooster (Pondera Consult/Wind Minds) and Aaldert ten Veen (Stibbe) participated in the closed seminar organized by Sive, Paget & Riesel in New York, focusing on the ambitions of the state of New York regarding offshore wind energy. Governor Cuomo has...

Wind Minds to attend Vietnam’s Power & Electricity World conference

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During Vietnam’s Power & Electricity World conference on April 10 and 11, Eric Arends, managing director of Pondera Consult, will meet with several ministries, governmental organisations, developers and others stakeholders in Vietnam. The meetings will aim to identify...

Unexplored countries with high potential for wind energy [blog]

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A lot of information is available online on countries who have the most installed wind energy capacity and how these countries are increasing their capacity every year. Think of countries like China, the United States, Germany, India or Spain. Information on countries with the...

Administrative Jurisdiction Division approves WFSD Hollandse Kust (zuid)

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The Administrative Jurisdiction Division of the Council of State issued a positive judgement on the Wind Farm Site Desicions (WFSD) for sites I and II of the Hollandse Kust (zuid) wind energy area. In it’s judgement, the division regularly refers to the Environmental Impact...

European wind sector growing but not yet matured

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The wind energy sector is now a mature sector. A first look at the exhibition floor of the WindEurope Conference & Exhibition 2017 seems to confirm this picture. With more than 8000 people and 300 stands, Amsterdam RAI is well stocked. However, the sector is not yet mature...

Pondera supports development solar farms Nijmegen

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Following the work that Pondera Consult carried out for Wind Farm Nijmegen-Betuwe along the A15 in Nijmegen, developer Wiek-II asked Pondera to support the development of two solar farms in Nijmegen. The solar farmDe Grift, near the existing wind farm, is about 5 hectares in size...

Pondera starts its first wind measurement campaign

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With the purchase of a ZephIR 300 Pondera will soon start with its first wind measurement campaign. The ZephIR 300 is a Lidar: a device which measures the wind speed at various heights using laser beams. Wind measurements at the project location are an increasingly important part...

Invitation WINDEUROPE 2017 Conference and Exhibition in Amsterdam

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28-30 november 2017 Wind Minds will exhibit at the world’s largest wind energy conference & exhibition (WindEurope Offshore 2017) in Amsterdam from 28 – 30 November. As the Wind industry continues its unprecedented growth, join over 8,000 participants this November for the...

Commission m.e.r. positive about EIA WFSD’s

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Commission m.e.r. positive about EIA Wind Farm Site Decisions (WFSD) III and IV Hollandse Kust (zuid) The Commission m.e.r. has issued a review advice on the environmental impact report (EIA) for the Wind Farm Site Decisions for sites III and IV of the Hollandse Kust (zuid) wind...

Visit Hyundai delegation to The Netherlands

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A few weeks ago we welcomed a delegation from Hyundai Engineering & Construction to the Netherlands. Wind Minds organised a specific tour for the delegation. The purpose of their visit was to gain more knowledge about the dutch wind energy industry. They visited wind farm...

Pondera selected for gathering site data future offshore wind farms

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Pondera Consult is one of the experts selected, together with Blix, by the Dutch Enterprise Agency to assist in gathering and tendering the correct site data for the future offshore wind farms in The Netherlands. This does not only apply for the wind energy area of Hollandse Kust...

Pondera wins assignment EIA Hollandse Kust (Noord)

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Pondera Consult is preparing the issue of site 5 of the offshore wind energy area Hollandse Kust (Noord) commissioned by the Ministry of Economic Affairs. The offshore wind farm off the coast of North Holland is the third wind energy area that Pondera Consult is preparing, after...

Wind Minds at the Offshore Wind Energy exhibition in London

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Earlier this month, Wind Minds was an exhibitor at the Offshore Wind Energy exhibition in London. Despite the tragic terrorist attacks in the centre of London, many visitors from all around the world attended the exhibition and conference.  For Wind Minds the exhibition was a...

Invitation: Expert meeting ‘Experience from the Borssele offshore wind tenders’ during Offshore Wind Energy in London

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During the Wind Europe Offshore exhibition in London (6-8 June 2017), NWEA, Stibbe and Wind Minds are organising a high-level expert meeting ‘Experience from the Borssele offshore wind tenders’ on Wednesday 7 June from 14.30 – 17.30 hrs. Under a new offshore wind tender...

Invitation WINDEUROPE OFFSHORE 2017 Conference and Exhibition in London

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Wind Minds will exhibit at the world’s largest offshore wind energy conference & exhibition (WindEurope Offshore 2017) in London from 6 – 8 June. With participants from over 50 countries, the WindEurope Offshore 2017 conference is the place for networking, knowledge sharing...

Save the Date: Expert meeting ‘Experience from the Borssele tenders’ during Offshore Wind Energy in London

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Wednesday 7 June 2017, 14.30-17.30 hrs During the Wind Europe Offshore exhibition in London (6-8 June 2017), Wind Minds, NWEA and Stibbe are organising the high level expert meeting ‘Experience from the Borssele tenders’ on Wednesday 7 June from 14.30 – 17.30 hrs. The...

Winds Minds signs MoU with CECI Engineering Consultants

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On the 7th of March the Taiwanese company CECI Engineering Consultants and the Dutch consultancy company Wind Minds signed a Memorandum of Understanding during the Taiwanese-Dutch offshore wind workshop in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The MoU is signed regarding their cooperation in a...

Wind Minds view on wind energy opportunities in South Korea

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Tide turns in South Korea SOUTH KOREA: Six years after the country revealed its ambitions to become a big player in offshore wind, South Korea is commissioning its first utility-scale project. And there is much more to come as the Asian state prepares to develop its own industry...

Taiwan tests the waters

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The government of the resource-poor nation is eager to develop renewables, and a handful of small European players have already been called on to assist in the development of its fledgling offshore sector. “Taiwan’s onshore market potential is limited, given its la...

Eurus Energy and YARD acquire wind farms of 72.5 MW in Netherlands

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On November 7th 2016, Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation, a leading Japanese renewable energy company, and YARD ENERGY, a Dutch-based developer of wind energy projects, jointly announced the completion of the acquisition by Eurus of nine operational wind farms located in the...

Minister Kamp witnesses signature MoU between Wind Minds and Korea Offshore Wind Power

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On Wednesday 15 June, the South Korean state-owned enterprise Korea Offshore Wind Power (KOWP) and Wind Minds, a business owned by Pondera Consult from Hengelo and Mecal from Enschede, signed a Memorandum of Understanding regarding their cooperation in developing one of the first...

Wind Minds signs MoA with Haechun and Doarm

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On April 6th, A new renewable energy company was launched at the International Green Energy Expo 2016 in Daegu, Korea: Wind Minds Korea. Wind Minds Korea, a joint venture between Wind Minds B.V., Doarm Engineering Co. Ltd and HaeChun Corporation, will serve clients as an...

Launch of Wind Minds Korea

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Jeju, 04/04/2016 A new renewable energy company to be launched at the Green Energy Expo 2016 in Daegu, Korea: Wind Minds Korea. Wind Minds Korea, a joint venture between Wind Minds B.V., Doarm Engineering Co. Ltd and Haechun Corporation, will serve clients as an engineering and...

Wind Minds Joint Venture develops near-shore wind farms near Jeju Island

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In November 2015 Wind Minds entered a Joint Venture with Korean companies DoArm Engineering and Heachun. This Joint Venture develops two near-shore wind farms close to Jeju Island. Jeju Island is located south of the Korean main land and is home to Koreans first near s...

Learn all about the Dutch offshore wind industry in two minutes

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Learn all about the Dutch offshore wind industry in two minutes. For more information please contact us.  

Wind Minds agrees MoU with Korean Haechun

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Busan, 16/09/2015 Wind Minds has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Korea’s leading submarine solutions firm Haechun to cooperate on offshore wind projects with a focus on Asia and Europe. It has been agreed that Wind Minds will partner with Haechun to investigate...

Wind Minds supports MHI Vestas Offshore Wind with German offshore market entry

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Wind Minds was selected by MHI Vestas Offshore Wind (MVOW) to provide regulatory support for the Borkum Riffgrund 2 turbine supply tender. It is the first German project that selected the advanced V164-8MW wind turbine. Wind Minds began the work on the project in February 2015,...

Wind Minds Sign Offshore Wind Deal with Korean Company

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Wind Minds have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Korean company Doarm Engineering to develop offshore wind farms in South Korea, according to Hans Rijntalder, a renewable energy consultant and founder of Pondera Consult, one of four companies that form Wind Minds....

Mitsubishi 7MW Sea Angel Floating Turbine

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Installation of the Mitsubishi 7MW Sea Angel turbine is progressing well. During the month of May and June the nacelle and blades were installed on the prototype turbine which will be installed off the coast of Fukushima. The installation works are performed by Kajima Corporation...

Formosa 1 OWF: Turbine Supply Agreement signed

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“An important and tough milestone has been reached in the Formosa 1 OWF project ” as Robert Tsai, CEO of Formosa Wind Power Co. Ltd., describes the singing of TSA (Turbine Supply Agreement) with Siemens. An agreement has been signed for de delivery of 2 Siemens turbines...

Meet the Wind Minds team at the NWEA Winddag 2015 in the Netherlands

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On the 12th of June, advisors from Wind Minds will be attending the NWEA Winddag 2015 (national wind day 2015) in Utrecht, the Netherlands. This event, which has been organised by Pondera Consult and Bosch & Van Rijn, will feature key note speakers from NWEA, The Crown...

Grontmij and Pondera – founding partner of Wind Minds – to prepare one of world’s largest offshore wind farms in the Netherlands

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7 May – Grontmij, a listed consulting & engineering company with a strong European presence, and partner Pondera Consult – founding partner of Wind Minds – will carry out preparatory studies for the call for tender by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs for...

Wind farm Westermeerwind

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The Netherlands’ largest near shore wind power plant Westermeerwind is to be erected in lake IJssel along the dikes of the Dutch municipality of Noordoostpolder. The 48 Siemens wind turbines will supply approximately 160,000 Dutch homes with climate-friendly electric power....

Thank you for visiting the Wind Minds stand at EWEA Offshore

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We would personally like to thank you for taking the time to visit our stand at EWEA Offshore 2015 and for the interest shown in our products and services. It was our pleasure and honour and we enjoyed many inspiring conversations. We hope you thoroughly enjoyed your visit and...

Publication Wind Minds in Mainport, March 2015

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Publication Wind Minds in Mainport, March 2015  

Wind Minds at EWEA Offshore 2015

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Please, visit these week our stand at the EWEA Offshore 2015! Our standnummer is C3-C27. You are more than welcome. Click on the photo for a full view of the Wind Minds stand and EWEA Offshore 2015 and ‘walk’ around You are invited to visit our stand C3-C27.    

Zeeland’s offshore industry gets behind Borssele wind farm

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Source: Zeeland Portnews, March 2015 – Zeeland’s offshore industry gets behind Borssele wind farm  

Wind Minds in Tokyo, Japan

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From February 23rd to 27th, Arno Verbeek and Eric Kamphues from Wind Minds participated in the Smart Energy Week 2015 in Tokyo, supported by local liaison/representative Justus Schoemaker. For Wind Minds and several partners from the Holland Home of Wind Energy (HHWE), the week...

Wind Minds, new partnership for international offshore wind farms at EWEA Offshore 2015

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Following on from their successful business launch in Asia, Wind Minds, the recently established international consultancy, are now to exhibit at the world’s largest offshore wind energy conference & exhibition (EWEA Offshore 2015) in Copenhagen from 10 – 12 March. Wind Minds...

Wind Minds to perform Permit Management for Offshore Wind Farm Eneco – Luchterduinen

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Wind Minds is selected to perform the permit management during the construction of OWF Eneco – Luchterduinen. This wind farm is situated at 23 kilometers from the shore at Zandvoort and consists of 43 Vestas V112 turbines with a total capacity of 129 MW. The construction of OWF...

Expert Meeting ‘New offshore wind farm developments in the Netherlands’ at the EWEA offshore 2015 – 11 March

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In the next few years (2015-2019) a total of 3500 MW of offshore wind projects will be tendered and constructed in three predetermined clusters. Wind Minds and legal firm Stibbe have organised an Expert meeting on Wednesday, 11 March at the EWEA Offshore 2015 where more...

Invitation EWEA OFFSHORE 2015 Conference and Exhibition

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Wind Minds will exhibit at the world’s largest offshore wind energy conference & exhibition (EWEA Offshore 2015) in Copenhagen from 10 – 12 March. With participants from over 50 countries, the EWEA Offshore 2015 conference is the place for networking, knowledge sharing and to...

Pondera Consult to support Siemens with Permit Management

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Pondera Consult has been asked by Siemens to provide permit management services for the installation of the offshore wind turbines at the Noordoostpolder wind farm. Siemens is currently constructing the 48 wind turbines in the IJsselmeer lake. Pondera Consult’s role is to support...

Why Wind Minds

Wind Minds is a renewable energy consulting company and engineering specialist that participates in more than 40 projects around the world to provide succesful and efficient solutions to develop and operate onshore/offshore wind farms based on an integrated approach in all areas related to wind power. Wind Minds was established in 2014 as a collaboration between 2 international consultancies, Pondera Consult and Mecal. In 2016 Wind Minds Korea was established to facilitate the emerging Korean wind market. Wind Minds also provides services for solar projects