2020 november Noord Holland Nieuws
Another step towards wave energy for Texel
2020 Februari Energie Podium
Slow Mill development at Kooyhaven in Den Helder
Slow Mill wave farm testing at Deltares.
Energy from waves one step closer.
Slow Mill coming to Den Helder
Cobouw, The ambitions of Slow Mill.
Telegraaf announcement; successful installation of the Slow Mill anchor.
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.
Rich illustrated Slow Mill article in mainstream newspaper Trouw.
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.
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.
Slow Mill anchor almost finished, news article in Texelse Courant
Glossy 4 page Slow Mill article in Mantje Lifestyle Magazine.
Financial Agreement for Slow Mill Anchor.
Texel companies and municipality agree to finance the Texel Project Anchor, anticipating a major grant from the Waddenfonds and NH.