Market development

The GROW consortium was officially launched at the Wind Days 2016 conference held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. This consortium of Dutch companies and knowledge institutes involved in the offshore wind industry has created an innovation programme that aims to reduce the costs of offshore wind energy.

The Borssele wind farm zone is made up of two areas, with each area contributing approximately 350 MW. In the Dutch National Water Plan, these two areas have been included in the Borssele wind farm zone. These wind farms are located off the coast of the Dutch province of Zeeland, outside the twelve mile zone.

Sif is optimistic about the development of these wind farms as its new production location at the Maasvlakte 2 near Rotterdam (which will be fully functional in 2017) provides the perfect home base for the production of monopiles and tubulars as well as the storage of other offshore components for the Borssele wind farm zone.

Offshore wind farms are responsible for a growing share of the green energy supply. This means that the energy generated by the offshore wind farms in the North Sea and other locations makes a significant contribution to the energy economy. This is a positive development that Sif is proud to be a part of.