Offshore wind energy plays an important role in making our energy supply more sustainable. Through the GROW partnership, which unites the Dutch offshore wind industry and research partners, we at Sif are committed to increasing that role. As one of the founders of GROW, we are delighted that the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy is giving us their full support.
Rotterdam, Netherlands; April 1st, 2019. – Future Wind (the Joint Venture between Pondera Development and SIF Holding Netherlands) organized a symbolic ground-breaking event that took place in Maasvlakte, Rotterdam, to celebrate the start of preparatory activities to host GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW prototype in Maasvlakte, Rotterdam.
In response to the wind industry’s ambition to venture into deeper waters, lower the cost price, and generate more energy, stricter requirements are now being defined for coating. Added to that, the new design standard means that diameters will get bigger and the wall thicknesses of monopiles will be smaller. Given this new design trend, Sif has decided to adapt its production facilities in Roermond and the Maasvlakte.
- Agreement signed with Future Wind includes five years of testing and 15 years of service
- Installation of Haliade-X 12 MW will take place during summer 2019
Sif believes it is important to support projects that help make energy production more sustainable. At Maasvlakte, GBM Works is working together with partners on a pilot that tests a new, sustainable, and cost-effective method of installing monopiles that are used as the foundations for wind turbines. Sif has made a test plate and test site available for the pilot.
Roermond (the Netherlands), 26 February 2019 - Sif Holding N.V. today announces that it has reached an agreement with RABO bank, ING, ABN AMRO, Euler-Hermes and Tokio Marine concerning the refinancing of the Company. The new credit facility of € 350 million in total replaces the facility of € 250 million in total set to expire mid-2019.
From April 1st Sif Netherlands B.V. has a new operational director (COO) in the person of Frank Kevenaar and will be responsible for all operational activities, including production.
Roermond, the Netherlands 12 December 2018. Sif Holding N.V. announces that Dredging International has awarded to Sif the production of 58 monopiles and the primary steel of the transition pieces for SeaMade offshore wind farm.