ENERGY

18 January 2016

Largest solar energy park in the Netherlands in Delfzijl

Groningen Seaports, Sunport Energy, and WIRSOL are pleased to announce the forthcoming realization of SunPort Delfzijl, the largest solar energy park in the Netherlands so far. […]
1 February 2016

TenneT concludes contracts with Prysmian and Siemens for construction of ‘green’ COBRA cable

Dutch Transmission System Operator (TSO) TenneT and its Danish counterpart Energinet.dk have signed contracts with Siemens and Prysmian for the construction of the COBRA cable between […]
3 January 2017

Works starts in Eemshaven on COBRAcable – a ‘green’ subsea electricity highway between the Netherlands and Denmark

Cable has 700 MW capacity for exchange of renewable energy, sufficient to meet the annual electricity needs of approx. 700,000 Dutch households Cross-border electricity connection (interconnector) […]
2 May 2017

Eemshaven boasts the tallest wind turbine in the Netherlands

As of Wednesday the 26th of April, the tallest wind turbine in the Netherlands can be found in Eemshaven. The wind turbine has a tip height […]
19 May 2017

Eemshaven has the wind in its sails

Eemshaven has the wind in its sails when it comes to offshore wind. Crew tenders are constantly on the move, installation vessels dominate the horizon and […]
3 July 2017

Converter station DolWin Gamma in Eemshaven

The topside of the DolWin gamma offshore converter station entered Eemshaven 29th of June last. Under agency of Wagenborg the pontoon Nordic Giant 102 with the […]
7 July 2017

Green electricity Sunport Delfzijl to Google data centre Eemshaven

27 Gigawatt hours of renewable energy to power data centre in Eemshaven Today, Google and Eneco announced that Google will purchase all of the green electricity […]
1 September 2017

Lagerwey tests its Climbing Crane in Eemshaven

Lagerwey is currently testing the first climbing crane in the world for the installation of wind turbines in the Eemshaven. After extensive testing on the ground, […]
23 October 2017

Construction of COBRA converter station in Eemshaven making progress

Progress is being made with the construction of the COBRA conversion station in Eemshaven. The contours are already clearly in sight, and the building is gradually […]
21 November 2017

EMO lays the foundation for a second offshore base in Eemshaven

On 13 November 2017, the foundation for the second offshore service base of EMS Maritime Offshore BV (EMO) was laid in Eemshaven. In the future, the […]
15 January 2018

Record transhipment and strong boost for employment in the region

Outstanding annual results in 2017 for Groningen Seaports The annual results of Groningen Seaports show yet another successful year. The transhipment volume of 12.4 million tonnes […]
15 February 2018

DHSS teaming up with General Electric/Merkur

DHSS receives contract for ships agency and port logistics services from GE Renewable Energy for Merkur Offshore Windfarm DHSS is awarded a ships agency and port […]
23 February 2018

Special hoisting operation in Eemshaven

Building of Danish Ørsted’s wind farm Borkum Riffgrund II gets underway On 21 February last a major hoisting operation took place at the heavy cargo wharf […]
22 March 2018

COBRAcable transformers arrive at Eemshaven

The transformers were transported from the Siemens factory in Nuremberg in Germany using a special trailer and then by ship to the port of Eemshaven. Yesterday […]
22 March 2018

TenneT is developing electricity transport

The works for the COBRA electricity cable between Denmark and Eemshaven are going according to plan. The cables will reach Dutch soil to the north of […]
29 March 2018

Wind farm over the Wadden Sea offers prospects for Groningen

A good opportunity for Eemshaven to strengthen its position as the offshore wind port of the Netherlands On the 26th of March the Ministry of Economic […]
31 May 2018

Groningen Seaports and Pipelife develop infrastructure for green hydrogen

Groningen Seaports is committed to the further development of hydrogen infrastructure in its ports Groningen Seaports and Pipelife have signed a cooperation agreement to build the […]
6 September 2018

The Northern Netherlands aims to be Europe’s most sustainable industrial area by 2030

Call for 4-6 GW of wind farms north of the Wadden Sea The Northern Netherlands industrial cluster aims to be one of Europe’s most sustainable industrial […]
15 October 2018

Work on construction of solar park Geefsweer begins

At the site of Groningen Seaports in Geefsweer – between Delfzijl and Appingedam – preparatory work has started on the construction of the Geefsweer solar park, […]
12 November 2018

Subsea cable for sustainable electricity lands in Eemshaven

Yesterday/Today the cable for the subsea electricity connection between the Netherlands and Denmark was brought ashore in Eemshaven in the Netherlands. From the ship Ulisse on […]
8 February 2019

TenneT backs up Eemshaven electricity grid with new high-voltage substation

With an installed capacity of approximately 8,000 MW, Eemshaven is a major energy port, and the expected increase in sustainably produced electricity from offshore wind farms […]
13 February 2019

Plans for a large solar park in Eemshaven, the Netherlands

Whitehelm Capital, Groningen Seaports and Royal Vopak today announce their intention to jointly invest in a 27 MW solar park. The solar photovoltaic field will be […]
28 February 2019

Northern Netherlands presents investment agenda for large-scale emission-free hydrogen

Companies and governments in the Northern Netherlands plan to invest 2.8 billion euros in emission-free hydrogen over the next 12 years. Today they are offering the […]
28 March 2019

Vopak Terminal Eemshaven wins Global Tank Storage Award

Groningen Seaports congratulates Vopak Terminal Eemshaven for winning the Global Tank Storage Award in the category ‘Biggest Commitment to Environmental Protection.’ In February this year, Groningen […]
30 April 2019

QTS Expands International Platform with the Strategic Acquisition of Two Data Centers in Eemshaven and Groningen

Low basis, de-risked market entry with substantial existing growth capacity  QTS Realty Trust, a leading provider of software-defined and mega scale data center solutions announced today, as […]
27 May 2019

KLM, SkyNRG and SHV Energy announce project first European plant for sustainable aviation fuel

Unique production facility will be developed in Delfzijl Amstelveen, 27 May 2019 – KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has committed itself for a 10-year period to the […]
28 May 2019

SkyNRG builds Europe’s first sustainable kerosene plant in Delfzijl

Dutch company SkyNRG, world market leader in sustainable fuel for aviation, together with its partners KLM, SHV Energy and Schiphol, today announced the first sustainable kerosene […]
29 May 2019

Firms reduce emissions at Chemical Park Delfzijl through increased use of sustainable steam

Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals) and other firms based at Chemical Park Delfzijl in the Netherlands will save up to 100,000 tons of CO2 emissions per […]
17 September 2019

Long-term cooperation for a carbon neutral future

Groningen Seaports, Port of Amsterdam and Port of Den Helder launch Hydroports The ports of Amsterdam, Den Helder and Groningen are entering into a hydrogen partnership […]
7 October 2019

Looking for scale-ups to innovate the chemical and energy industry in Northern Netherlands

A major international challenge to find tangible solutions Economic Board Groningen (EBG) is organising an international pitch event, called the Sustainable Industry Challenge – Chemport Europe […]
22 November 2019

Worldwide interest to increase sustainability in the chemicals/energy sector of Noord-Groningen

More than 200 companies from as far away as America, Hong Kong and Israel, have entered their solutions for the Sustainable Industry Challenge, Chemport Europe edition, […]
24 January 2020

Hydrogen plant Delfzijl is a step closer

Nouryon and Gasunie win EU backing for pioneering green hydrogen project A consortium comprising Nouryon, Gasunie and four other partners will receive an €11-million European grant […]
27 February 2020

Europe’s largest green hydrogen project starts in Groningen

A consortium of Gasunie, Groningen Seaports and Shell Nederland has launched ambitious NortH2 green hydrogen project NortH2 vision: • Energy from source to customer – from […]
26 May 2020

Northern Netherlands industry ten years ahead of the Paris Agreement

The contribution of Dutch industry, including that in the Northern Netherlands, from Emmen to Eemshaven, is essential to meeting the Dutch carbon emission targets in 2030 […]
4 June 2020

Wind project Eemshaven taken over by Pondera and Rebel

Today (June 4) Pondera and Rebel announced that they will take over the wind project at the breakwaters in the Eemshaven from YARD ENERGY. YARD developed […]
23 June 2020

Aldel boosts green credentials with solar power agreement

Netherlands-based aluminium producer, Aldel, is to partner with solar park operator Ecorus in a new initiative which is seeking to accelerate the development of solar power […]
10 July 2020

Groningen Seaports makes substantial investment in Heveskes industrial site

Groningen Seaports is to invest over €25 million to make the Heveskes industrial site, located between Chemie Park Delfzijl and the Aldel aluminium plant, suitable for […]
30 October 2020

The Netherlands – Hydrogen Land: Investment plan worth 9 billion euros should ensure a leading position in Europe

Groningen, The Netherlands 30 October 2020 – Today, businesses and government bodies in the Northern Netherlands will present their investment plan for hydrogen in their region […]
13 April 2021

Energy transition and market opportunities call for expansion of Eemshaven

Groningen Seaports wholeheartedly supports the plans of the Province of Groningen and the Municipality of Het Hogeland to expand Eemshaven and to start work on the […]