Borssele Wind Farm Site V: Turning innovations into reality
A new sustainable energy zone is under construction some 20 kilometres off the Dutch coast: Borssele Wind Farm Site V. This site has been designated as an innovation site within the Borssele Wind Farm Zone. The Two Towers consortium, consisting of Van Oord, Investri Offshore and Green Giraffe, has been awarded the project and thus given a unique opportunity to test and demonstrate advanced technologies.
Project film series
Curious students of the HZ university of applied sciences following the minor Offshore Wind closely monitored and filmed the project preparation and execution. The web series consists of seven episodes, demonstrating Van Oord putting innovation into practice.
Episode 1: Introduction
What is the Borssele V project, what innovations are tested and why is Van Oord part of this project? Learn this and much more in the first episode of the Borssele V film series.
Episode 2: Introducing the slip joint
Installing a wind turbine foundation without using grout or bolts. A slip joint connection makes it possible! The second episode of the Borssele V film series is all about this innovative connection between a monopile and transition piece.
Episode 3: Testing the slip joint
This third episode of the Borssele V film series is about testing the slip joint. Our main goal is to find out what the corrosion behavior is inside the slip joint.
Episode 4: Eco-Friendly Scour Protection
This episode of the Borssele V film series is about Eco-Friendly Scour Protection. Curious to know why we use oysters as eco scour protection? Learn this and much more in this fourth episode.
Episode 5: Installing the slip joint
In this episode of the Borssele V film series the slip joint is being installed offshore. After years of preparation this is an important moment for Van Oord and the future of the offshore wind market. Curious about the actual installation? Take a look at this fifth episode.
By investing in the development of innovative ideas, Van Oord contributes to the energy transition towards renewable energy, improving environmental standards and strengthens its leading market position in offshore wind.
Episode 6: Thermal Sprayed Aluminium (TSA)
This episode of this Borssele V film series is about a novel coating technology, Thermal Sprayed Aluminium (TSA). Are you curious how this application works and why this method provides protection against corrosion? Take a look at this sixth episode.
Episode 7: The final episode of the Borssele V film series
The final episode of the Borssele V film series is live!
In this episode a student of the HZ University of applied sciences and our Project Director offshore wind Jan-Willem Elleswijk look back at a the Borssele V project. Are you curious about theire experiences? Take a look now.
Related U.N. Sustainable Development Goals
- affordable clean energy
- industry innovation infrastructure
- climate action
- life below water
- partnership goals