In collaboration with various parties in the wind sector, including Sif Netherlands, this week the Dutch Government launched an international campaign entitled Wind & Water Works. This campaign was launched during an offshore wind energy masterclass organised by the Netherlands for ten guest nations. The name of the campaign conveys a clear message and reflects the expertise and professional approach of Dutch companies and government bodies in the field of wind energy at sea. Wind & Water Works demonstrates how Dutch companies are now applying their offshore expertise developed over many years to offshore wind energy.
The development of Centre Line Alignment for welding cans of large diameter tubulars is an exciting proposition for designers. This development allows for more weight-efficient designs, as the magnitude of any change in wall thickness may be increased and the design stresses associated with plate thickness transitions are reduced to yield longer design fatigue lifetime.
Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs praises Sif’s pioneering work at official opening of Maasvlakte 2 site
The Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, Henk Kemp, opened Sif’s new assembly and coating site at Maasvlakte 2 in Rotterdam on Friday 29 September 2017. The minister was joined by Allard Castelein, CEO of the Port of Rotterdam, and Jan Bruggenthijs, CEO of Sif.
Century Wind Power Co. and Sif have signed a letter of intent confirming their objectives and are investigating the possibilities of a joint venture to offer and produce monopiles and transition pieces for the Taiwanese market.
The first load-out of four MPs and four TPs for the Rentel wind farm was scheduled for Wednesday 19 July, but the operation was postponed due to the bad weather forecast. The Innovation vessel was eventually loaded on 20 July and departed the same day. Today, on 25 July, Innovation is expected to moor at the deep-sea quay near Sif's premises, where it will be loaded with three MPs and three TPs.
Tuesday the 31th October we had a visit from the board members and management of Norther Offshore Wind Farm. The shareholders in this project are all parties with the necessary expertise and experience in developing renewable energy projects. Norther is ultimately owned by three parties: Elicio, Eneco, and Diamond Generating Europe.
After a successful first Talking Dinner in Hamburg, Sif once again acted as host for the second edition, which was organized on the 10th of October in Amsterdam with the discussion topic 'Floating Wind from Holland: Are the Dutch losing out on floating wind?’.
Joint venture of Sif and Smulders is going to engineer and manufacture all monopiles and transition pieces for the Triton Knoll wind farm.
A joint venture of Sif Netherlands B.V. and Smulders Projects N.V. has signed a Preferred Supplier and Early Works Agreement for the design and fabrication of 90 monopiles and transition pieces as well as 2 foundations for substations for the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm.
In 2013, engineering firm KCI started a research project in collaboration with Delft University of Technology and developed the Double Slip Joint: an innovative technology that connects the monopile and transition piece for wind turbines at sea