Europe’s maritime capital is the ideal location for innovation in offshore wind. Maasvlakte 2 in Rotterdam offers space for offshore testing and demo facilities. But where are all of these facilities located and what do the various locations have to offer? From now on, you will be able to see this in the Offshore Innovation overview.
The offshore industry and offshore wind are rapidly-growing industries. The development and testing of innovations in these sectors requires a lot of space. The map displays everything that Maasvlakte 2 has to offer. The conditions, the climate and the existing companies and services make Maasvlakte 2 the ideal location for testing offshore wind facilities. There are a wide range of options on land, in the air and in/on the water. Maasvlakte 2 is exposed to a lot of wind because of its location. In addition, this part of the port of Rotterdam consists of North Sea sand and has a unique offshore borehole that is more than 25 metres deep.
Offshore wind in the Port of Rotterdam
The Offshore Innovation overview is the initiative of the municipality of Rotterdam, Port of Rotterdam Authority, InnovationQuarter and TKI Wind op Zee. Together, they are working for offshore wind in the Port of Rotterdam. Twan Romeijn, Business Analyst Maritime and Offshore Industry at Port of Rotterdam Authority: “More and more companies are having to test and demonstrate existing and new technology, tools and services in order to maintain or expand their position as market leaders. Rotterdam is offering companies this space. On land, in the air and in and on the water.” Maasvlakte 2 is currently being used as a test location by GBM Works and Amphibious Energy, and anchor tests were recently carried out with the Gulliver.
It is Rotterdam’s ambition to become Europe’s main offshore centre. The broad range of options, the water depth of more than 25 metres, the proximity to the North Sea and the years of experience and expertise of the service providers make Rotterdam the smartest place to set up business. Moreover, this development is also the perfect fit with the expertise that is available in the region.
Maasvlakte 2: test and demo location for offshore wind
Europe’s maritime capital is the ideal location for innovation in offshore wind. Maasvlakte 2 in Rotterdam offers space for offshore testing and demo facilities.
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