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Humans have been harnessing the power of wind for more than 2,000 years. But the use of wind to generate electricity is a more recent phenomenon. And this development is now beginning to bear fruit. Grid parity has now been achieved, which means that the cost price of offshore wind is the same as for energy obtained using fossil fuels. But there is no end in sight to the development of wind energy and other renewable energy sources.

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.

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.

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?’.

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.