21 May 2019

Paving the way to successful Dutch offshore wind power development

DHI MetOcean Data Portal supports future Dutch offshore wind farms with world’s first certified web-based metocean database

Using advanced numerical modelling and performing state-of-the-art analyses on the modelling results, DHI provided the client with accurate metocean conditions © Shutterstock/Mischa Keijser

Offshore wind plays a key role in the Dutch route to achieving the international climate goals. 2019 is set to be a record year with new offshore installations exceeding 1 GW. By 2030, Dutch offshore wind capacity will total 11 GW, supplying electricity to households and industries. 

To provide developers with high quality and certified metocean data, a comprehensive report and web-based database encompassing 40 years of metocean data was delivered for Hollandse Kust (noord). This sophisticated database will serve as a basis for the design, operation and maintenance of future offshore wind farms in the Netherlands.

Our solution provided the following outcomes:

  • Reliable and long-term metocean conditions covering the Dutch North Sea
  • Cost-efficient design by providing less conservatism based on most advanced statistical methods
  • Continuing future development support for offshore wind farms in the Netherlands

Read our case story to know more.

‘RVO.nl aims at the highest quality level for these site studies. With devoted teamwork from the tender phase till the complete delivery of all products, the performance of the DHI project team and management met our expectations.’

-Frank van Erp, Senior advisor renewable energy, RVO.nl