Over 100 million euro RD&D program
GROW (Growth through Research, development & demonstration in Offshore Wind) is a consortium of around 20 leading and committed partners that have agreed on knowledge exchange and intense cooperation throughout the program. They work to reduce the costs of offshore wind and to increase the value in the energy system and in the ecosystem. Research institutes and companies active across the entire offshore wind value chain will bring their innovations to the market.
GROW strives to expand the role of offshore wind in the energy system and therefore has the following objectives:
- to reduce the cost level of offshore wind in the near and mid-term future
- to create added value of wind energy in the energy system and to further enhance its symbiosis with other sectors at sea (oil & gas, fishery, shipping, tourism, ecology and nature).
- to strengthen the Dutch offshore wind sector.
GROW program office
The GROW consortium is supported by a program office. The office initiates, coordinates and provides reporting for the RD&D projects of the partners. The office is run by:
Director: David de Jager
Office Manager: Liesbeth Batelaan
Communication Manager: Anouk Stortenbeker
Controller: Maarten Vrolijks