European wind energy skills network - A European project with 5 formal
partners and 4 advisory partners, aiming to set up a skills network, deliver a
European industry qualification standard for operational skills and boost the
skills capital of the wind energy sector.
Innovation in wind energy - The Dutch research companies ECN, WMC and TUDelft
join forces to create the necessary knowledge and tools to design the
large wind turbines of the future, specially for offshore application.
UPWIND - A European project with 38 participants looking towards the wind
power of tomorrow, more precisely towards the design of very large wind turbines
(8-10MW), both onshore and offshore.
Wind Energy at Sea - Consortium and program of more than 30 Dutch
partners to develop a structural basis for long-term business development
in the Netherlands, for the purpose of preparing, designing, constructing,
operating, maintaining and, in due course, dismantling offshore wind power
Pushing offshore wind energy regions - This project unites North Sea
regions with an interest in supporting and realising the economic and technological
potentials of offshore wind energy. The project assesses environmental and planning
as well as acceptance issues of offshore wind farms, supports the development of a
reliable supply chain for the sector, and elaborates skills development measures.
37 organisations take part, with representatives from Germany, the UK, Denmark, the
Netherlands and Belgium.
Distant Offshore Windfarms with No Visual Impact iN Deepwater - The project
objective is to make the step change advances in techniques, technologies and
processes needed to enable development of large capacity windfarms offshore in
Dutch Offshore Wind Energy Converter - A cooperation between 6 Dutch partners
to perform both fundamental scientific and industrial development tasks, aiming at
the development of a 6 MW offshore wind turbine.
Concerted action for Offshore wind energy Deployment -
Project to speed up the responsible deployment of offshore wind energy
in the EU by early identification and possibly removing non-technical
barriers: legal, administrative, policy, environmental and infrastructure
issues, by co-ordination between energy agencies of most sea-bordering
member states of the EC.
Concerted Action on Offshore Wind Energy in Europe -
Europe-wide information gathering initiative, undertaken 1999-2001 by
17 organisations from 13 countries active in offshore wind energy.
The results, in the form of a report, are available at this website.
The work was funded by the European Commision.