Wave Energy in the North Sea.



News

 


September 2019




Slow Mill wave farm testing at Deltares.


Juni 2019 

Energy from waves one step closer.



Mei 2019

Slow Mill coming to Den Helder








April 2019 

Cobouw, The ambitions of Slow Mill.












Maart 2019

Telegraaf announcement; successful installation of the Slow Mill anchor.











Februari 2019

Slow Mill briefed Dutch Royalty and government policy makers of LNV, I&W and RVO. 












Slow Mill briefed Dutch Royalty and government policy makers and advisors on its progress. The Dutch government has a formidable task regarding its transition; not only our energy system but also the way we use the North Sea space will change dramatically. In Strategic Agenda North Sea 2030 sustainability, biodiversity, food and multi-use are main priorities. Slow Mill can greatly enhance all these objectives and is considered for its potential as a major contributor in achieving the agenda goals. 



Januari 2019

Rich illustrated Slow Mill article in mainstream newspaper Trouw.



December 2018

Anchor launch at Oudeschild, Texel

The Slow Mill Anchor was launched in Oudeschild, the seaport of Texel.  It took 3 large trucks to transport the 50 ton anchor from Cocksdorp to Oudeschild and a 200 ton crane to get the job done.





Provincial executives and lawmakers attended the successful launch and were happy to announce this milestone for the Slow Mill development and factually for the wave energy industry in the Netherlands. The launch was favourably covered in the press.

NOS Radio 1.m4a (3.88MB)
NOS Radio 1.m4a (3.88MB)



November 2018

Waddenfonds supports the Slow Mill Pilot Texel

 In a press release the Waddenfonds announced the approval of the Slow Mill Pilot Texel. A consortium of 6 partners, Slow Mill, Innoship, NIOZ, Deltares, Ingenieursbureau Rotterdam and Rotec applied for a grant to develop and install the ffirst Dutch wave energy prototype off the coast of Texel. Last year RWS and municipality Texel had MARIN, one of the worlds leading research institutes for hydrodynamic research, execute a series of validation tests on an early Slow Mill scale model with excellent results. Accordingly, it is expected that the prototype to be build in this Pilot will produce enough energy for ca. 100 family homes at Texel. Total cost for this 3 year R&D project are estimated at ca. 4 million and if everything works out well, a wave farm will be build along 10% of the Texel NZ coastline to ffill the entire Texel energy demand. 


  






The Anchor and floater will be installed in the month of December to be tested for stability during the storm season. 


Oktober 2018

Slow Mill anchor almost ffinished, news article in Texelse Courant



September 2018

Glossy 4 page Slow Mill article in Mantje Lifestyle Magazine.



Juli 2018 

Financial Agreement for Slow Mill Anchor.






Texel companies and municipality agree to ffinance the Texel Project Anchor, anticipating a major grant from the Waddenfonds and NH.