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 great success. We had many interesting and inspiring conversations and gained a great deal of knowledge about the latest developments in the offshore wind market. As the Dutch offshore wind expert, operating globally, the exhibition was a great opportunity for us to present our portfolio of projects and services by means of our visualisation screen.
Expert meeting: Experience from the Borssele tenderds
On the 7th of June, as part of the Offshore Wind Energy exhibition, we also organized an expert meeting together with law firm Stibbe and the Dutch Wind Energy Association NWEA. This meeting discussed experiences from the Borssele tenders to give attendees insight into the Dutch tender system and the differences with offshore systems abroad. With presentations by DONG Energy, the Dutch Enterprise Agency, Wind Minds and a fully booked meeting it clearly met demand. Frank van Erp from the Dutch Enterprise Agency reflected on the Dutch Offshore Wind roll out and also commented on the delay in the upcoming tender. It was interesting to learn from him that the Dutch government is planning new development schemes to be implemented after 2023. His presentation was followed by Eric Arends from Wind Minds and NWEA’s Hilbert Klok. Jasper Vis from DONG Energy shared insights with the audience on how DONG approached the winning Borssele tender and how DONG is looking at future developments in offshore wind. Clearly the DONG strategy is to develop a wind turbine with a large generation capacity in order to bring down costs. This was also underlined by the recent winning tenders in Germany.