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2018
29
October
2018
JAPAN'S POST-FUKUSHIMA ENERGY PLANS On March 11th 2011, Japan faced yet another catastrophic nuclear disaster, this time in Fukushima. Leaving the country devastated, scarred and facing an enormous energy shortage. With Fukushima Daiichi being...
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October
2018
Whale loves wind continued​ Our excitement grew when we learned that is was the first time in 17 years that this type of whale has been spotted alive in the North Sea! And it has not gone unnoticed either, check out the big national news channels:...
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04
September
2018
The unexpected offshore wind pioneers of the USA Recently Ørsted and Siemens Gamesa signed their first offshore turbine supplier contract with the United States of America. This means that the United States is taking steps to add sustainable e...
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27
August
2018
Japanese delegation visits DOB-Academy On July 30th, DOB-Academy had the pleasure of welcoming ten academic and industry leaders, on behalf of the Research Institute for Ocean Economics from Japan. The group was led by professor Ken Takagi, re...
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12
July
2018
Taiwan: Asian wind energy hotspot North-West Europe has been going through a steep learning process regarding offshore wind energy. Fast developments in the past years have resulted in advanced technologies that have driven down the costs sign...
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July
2018
Offshore energy summer school   This summer TU Delft  and DOB-Academy are organising an offshore engineering summer school for the Japanese NIPPON Foundation. Thirteen Japanese students will join us for four weeks to enjoy an informative an...
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June
2018
DOB-Academy is proud to organize a masterclass on North Sea Energy in cooperation with Energy Delta Institute. In this three-day course, the transition of the offshore industry will be discussed. Participants will learn why and how the multidisciplin...
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01
May
2018
On April 19th, DOB-Academy hosted a seminar organised by KIVI. One hundred guests attended lectures concerning ‘Offshore wind made profitable’. Guest speakers Arnoud Kuis (Van Oord), Dorine Bosman (Shell) and Hugo Buis (Eneco), all partners in Borsse...
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26
April
2018
The North Sea Wind Power Hub Electricity island in the North Sea An artificial island targeting wind energy in the middle of the North Sea is expected to become reality within one or two decades. A consortium of five companies joined forces...
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29
March
2018
Spring 2018 course calendar We are proud to present our new spring 2018 course calender. You can download the calender on the right. For more information on the courses, you can take a look at our curriculum here. Please visit our website regularl...
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March
2018
The city of Delft and TU Delft join Maritime Delta On March 15, the city of Delft and TU Delft became official partners of Maritime Delta, the partnership that aims to further strengthen the maritime cluster in the Zuid-Holland. Alderman Fe...
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27
March
2018
DOB-Academy CEO Dr Jan van der Tempel receives  honorary membership of KIVI KIVI, the The Royal Netherlands Society of Engineers has appointed DOB-Academy CEO Dr Jan van der Tempel on Wednesday 21st 2018 as honorary member of KIVI. According t...
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March
2018
Last Monday, the Dutch government announced that Chinook Nuon/Vattenfall will be the winner of the tender for Hollandse Kust Zuid I & II. Four consortia were competing to develop this wind farm: Vattenfall/Nuon, Statoil, Innogy/Essent and Eneco/Van O...
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March
2018
The world’s first ‘zero-subsidy’ tender procedure for ‘Hollandse Kust Zuid I&II’ (HKZ I&II) closed last December and the Dutch government is now assessing the bids. Multiple companies are competing to develop this wind farm: Vattenfall, Statoil and I...
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February
2018
The 19th of April 2018 is ‘Administrative professionals' day’, or 'Secretaressedag'. On this day, DOB-Academy will be hosting a half day of knowledge and entertainment for administrative professionals in a pleasant and relaxing environment. One of th...
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February
2018
Dutch government assessing tender bids innovation site Borssele V Borssele V, located in the centre of the Borssele windfarm zone, is an innovation site that will be used to test new technologies for offshore wind. As such, this is a very differen...
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February
2018
Inspiring the next generation of engineers As an academy providing offshore energy education for professionals, we believe excellent technical education is essential. Since we have a passion for sharing knowledge, we invited almost 200 children ag...
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February
2018
We have created a new course in cooperation with Aratis, who are experts in contracting. The course: 'Introduction to contracting in offshore wind' provides insight into the use of contracts in the development of offshore wind farms. Participants wil...
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January
2018
New video series: Horizons We proudly present: Horizons! A new series of easily digestible, in-depth videos that explain various offshore wind topics and that we co-produce with OffshoreWIND.biz. If you like our 60 Seconds, you’ll love Horizon...
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2017
19
December
2017
Happy holidays and warm wishes for 2018! At DOB-Academy we value inspiring each other by sharing knowledge and great ideas while enjoying delicious food. Let our Lady Chef Jannie Munk inspire you to cook a delicious dessert to share with your ...
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December
2017
Thank you for meeting us at WINDEurope 2017 Amsterdam. We hope you have enjoyed the exhibition as much as we did. We were pleased to meet so many visitors at our stand who were interested in our services and had a good time playing our quiz and build...
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December
2017
In cooperation with IRO and NWEA we are organising a one-day course ‘Offshore wind basics’. In this course, participants will learn the basics of the offshore wind energy industry, which will contribute to understanding this rapid growth and identify...
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November
2017
An offshore wind energy masterclass organised by the Netherlands took place at DOB-Academy in Delft. In this masterclass, ten countries were informed about the Dutch approach to offshore wind energy. During the masterclass the Dutch Government, in co...
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21
November
2017
We are pleased to announce the winners of our Offshore Energy 2017 giveaway. We randomly picked a business card from the bowl, which belonged to ALE Heavylift B.V. Congratulations! The two winners participated in our course: 'Introduction offshore wi...
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November
2017
Join us for food and drinks on WINDEurope on Wednesday 29th On Wednesday the 29th of November from 16.30 – 18.00h you are invited to join us for food and drinks at the NWEA stand in the Dutch Village during WINDEurope 2017. This is a great oppor...
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November
2017
Did you participate in one of our courses or seminars? Then you are invited to our Alumni Christmas Event at Tuesday December 12th . This is a great opportunity for networking while enjoying our delicious food and drinks. And you even might gain some...
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16
November
2017
The process of developing an offshore wind project can be broken down into four phases. In each phase of the project, decisions must be made and they all have influence on the risks and profits of a wind farm project. Maarten Timmermans, director of ...
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30
October
2017
What is the relation between insurance and engineering? Willem Schrijver  (Delta Lloyd) explains this in a guest lecture as part of the course Offshore wind operation and mainenance, that takes place on the 22th and 23rd of November 2017. In this two...
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13
October
2017
This week DOB-Academy was present at Offshore Energy 2017 Amsterdam. We were pleased to meet so many visitors at our stand who were interested in our services or had a good time playing our quiz and building a miniature wind farm. We also appreciated...
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12
September
2017
Imagine a world in which we fully rely on renewable energy. Energy sources such as wind and solar would provide electricity to be used by consumers and businesses. However, when the supply of wind or solar energy is low due to natural circumstances, ...
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