Tractebel to lead Wind Resource Assessment for Hollandse Kust (west) Wind Farm Zone

28 Jun 2020

Tractebel has been selected by the Dutch government to perform the Wind Resource Assessment (WRA) for the Hollandse Kust (West) Wind Farm Zone (HKWWFZ). The consortium combines its technical experience and scientific background to carry out the assessment which will be explained to prospective wind farm developers during a webinar.

We are proud to announce that the consortium led by Tractebel has been selected to perform the Wind Resource Assessment (WRA) for the Hollandse Kust (west) Wind Farm Zone (HKWWFZ). This assignment will be performed on behalf of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO). The consortium which won the competitive tender for the WRA includes the Von Karman Institute (VKI) and the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven). With the expertise of the VKI, the appropriate mesoscale model will be selected, whilst the KU Leuven will challenge the current best practice approach with a new wake model, which includes blockage effect and wind farm induced gravity waves. To date, a preliminary assessment has already been performed and these results will also be included in the HKWWFZ Project and Site Description. The final results of the WRA assessment will be presented during a webinar, enabling prospective wind farm developers to minimize risk in their bid preparation for the offshore wind project. The HKWWFZ call for tender is expected for Q2 2021.


Related news


What will cities look like in 2030?

More than 50% of the world’s population now lives in urban areas, but this figure is expected to rise to 68% by 2045. In order to identify and understand its customers’...

Find out more
27 Jul 2020

Major challenges successfully overcome for WindFloat Atlantic

Key milestones of the world’s second large-scale floating off-shore wind farm are pioneering moments and Tractebel’s goal-driven approach has helped make the innovation a...

Find out more
28 May 2020

A new Maritime Campus driven by innovation

Tractebel is helping to build the new Maritime Campus Antwerp (MCA), the new center for innovative projects around the broad maritime industry.  

Find out more
12 May 2020

Tractebel and its subsidiary IMDC help to keep the port of Zeebrugge accessible

Tractebel and its subsidiary IMDC, in a consortium with Arcadis, were appointed by the Flemish government to help improve the accessibility of the Zeebrugge inner...

Find out more
04 May 2020