Growth through Research, development & demonstration in Offshore Wind

GROW partners

The founders of GROW are leading Dutch companies and research institutes in the offshore wind sector

The founders of GROW are leading Dutch companies and research institutes in the offshore wind sector in the Netherlands. They cover the full value chain in offshore wind. The consortium may be expanded in due course with other partners that are willing to commit to the GROW program and approach, both strategically and financially.

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Ampelmann

Ampelmann designs and delivers innovative, safe, reliable and efficient access solutions to the offshore energy industries worldwide. Every day, Ampelmann is active all over the world, ensuring that offshore workers can walk to work safely.

The company maintains a fleet of more than 60 operational systems used for transferring personnel and cargo from vessels to fixed or floating offshore structures. Its solutions are tailored to the needs of different market segments, sea states, crew and cargo loads, and are used by the key players in the global industry.

With a track record of millions of safe people transfers, thousands of tons of cargo transfers, and over 350 projects worldwide, Ampelmann operates in Europe, Africa, Asia Pacific, the Americas and the Middle East.

Ampelmann Website

Boskalis

Boskalis is a leading global services provider operating in the dredging, maritime infrastructure and maritime services sectors.

The company provides creative and innovative all-round solutions to infrastructural challenges in the maritime, coastal and delta regions of the world with services including the construction and maintenance of ports and waterways, land reclamation, coastal defense and riverbank protection.

In addition, Boskalis offers a wide variety of marine services and contracting for the oil and gas sector and offshore wind industry as well as towage and salvage solutions. With 11,700 employees (incl. associated companies) and a versatile fleet of more than 900 vessels Boskalis operates in around 90 countries across six continents.

Boskalis Website

Deltares

Deltares is an independent institute for applied research in the field of water and subsurface.

Throughout the world, they work on smart solutions, innovations and applications for people, environment and society. They focus on deltas, coastal regions, river basins and offshore area. Managing these often densely populated and vulnerable areas is complex, which is why they work closely with governments, businesses, other research institutes and universities at home and abroad.

For Deltares the quality of our expertise and advice is foremost. Knowledge is their core business. Deltares employs over 800 people and is based in Delft and Utrecht.

Deltares Website

DNV

The cost reduction challenge in offshore wind has many facets. DNV believes success depends on understanding the risks and the dependencies between different parts of the entire value chain.

That’s why they always take a full lifecycle approach to provide the best-informed business decisions for developers, owners & operators and investors & lenders. They provide techno-economic services focused on improving our customers’ business performance at every step of the asset and/or project lifecycle.

DNV Website

DOT

DOT BV was initiated as a special purpose company with the aim of further developing and marketing a dedicated offshore wind turbine for offshore wind farms and other applications.

The main development is the hydraulic drive train but DOT has a strong belief in integrated offshore wind development. The company is therefore not singularly focused on the drive train but includes innovations in foundation design, installations techniques, connection types, corrosion protection and accessibility as well.

Eneco

Eneco Group is a group of companies operating in the field of sustainable energy and innovation. Together with their customers, partners and their 3,500 employees they strive to achieve their mission: ‘Everyone’s sustainable energy’.

Eneco Group invests in wind and solar farms, biomass plants and green district heating with the aim to increase the share of sustainable energy. Furthermore, they develop innovative products and services that enable their customers to be in charge of how they generate, store, use or share energy.

Eneco Group is headquartered in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and operates in the Netherlands, Belgium, the UK, Germany and France.

Eneco Website

IHC

Royal IHC enables its customers to execute complex projects from sea level to ocean floor in the most challenging of maritime environments. They are a reliable supplier of innovative and efficient equipment, vessels and services for the offshore, dredging and wet mining markets.

With a history steeped in Dutch shipbuilding since the mid-17th Century, they have in-depth knowledge and expertise of engineering and manufacturing high-performance integrated vessels and equipment, and providing sustainable services. With their commitment to technological innovation they strive to continuously meet the specific needs of each customer in a rapidly evolving world.

IHC Website

LM Wind Power

LM Wind Power is a world leading designer and manufacturer of rotor blades for wind turbines, with a global manufacturing footprint that includes blade factories in Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, India, Poland, Spain, Turkey and the United States.

The company has produced more than 195,000 blades since 1978, corresponding to more than 84 GW installed capacity and global savings of more than 166 million tons of CO2 annually. LM Wind Power has pledged to go carbon neutral by 2018 and is on a continuous quest to drive better business performance through sustainability initiatives.

LM Wind Power is a GE Renewable Energy Business.

LM Wind Power Website

MARIN

The sea, a challenge to man and machine. As an independent research facility, MARIN conducts research for the maritime industry and for governments. They help to find innovative solutions from design through to operation and so serve to bridge the gap between academic research and market demand.

Their aim: the development of cleaner, safer and smarter ships and sustainable use of the sea. In this they work together with an extensive innovation and research network of customers and partners, using the latest calculation and test facilities, full-scale measurement and simulators.

MARIN (Maritime Research Institute Netherlands) is based in Wageningen, with around 400 staff working daily in advanced hydrodynamics and nautical expertise. MARIN was founded in 1932.

MARIN Website

RWE Renewables

RWE Renewables, the newest subsidiary of the RWE Group, is one of the world's leading renewable energy companies. With around 3,500 employees, the company has onshore and offshore wind farms, photovoltaic plants and battery storage facilities with a combined capacity of approximately 9 gigawatts.

RWE Renewables is driving the expansion of renewable energy in more than 15 countries on four continents. By the end of 2022, RWE Renewables targets to invest €5 billion net in renewable energy and to grow its renewables portfolio to 13 gigawatts of net capacity.

Beyond this, the company plans to further grow in wind and solar power. The focus is on the Americas, the core markets in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.

RWE Renewables Website

Seaway 7

Seaway 7, the Renewables business unit of Subsea 7, is a highly capable and experienced partner for the delivery of fixed and floating offshore wind farm projects, as well as a provider of specialist heavy lifting and cable installation services.

With combined expertise in project management, engineering, procurement, fabrication, heavy lifting and cable installation services, Seaway 7 can deliver these services in a comprehensive array of contractual structures including engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI), transportation & installation (T&I) and balance of plant (BoP) to clients in the offshore Renewables sector.

Seaway 7 operates through four service lines;

  • Heavy Lifting
  • Offshore Cables
  • EPCI Solutions
  • Integrated Projects

The combination of Heavy Lifting, Offshore Cable installation and EPCI capabilities and expertise, makes Seaway 7 a versatile and highly capable partner of choice for the delivery of complete offshore projects.

Seaway 7 Website

Shell

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with an average of 92,000 employees in more than 70 countries. They use advanced technologies and take an innovative approach to help build a sustainable energy future.

Shell’s New Energies business builds on their experience in lower-carbon technology and explores new commercial models focused on the world’s energy transition. Energy systems are changing. This is happening at varying rates and with different degrees of complexity around the world. Such a transition is driven by growing energy demand and an urgent need to curb CO2 emissions.

Shell is working to understand these shifting energy landscapes, to seize the right business opportunities and to explore, as well as lay foundations for, a range of new energy models. Their New Energies business will build on our experience in lower-carbon technologies, with the aim of providing more and cleaner energy solutions.

Shell Website

SIF

Sif is leading in offshore foundations and delivers quality on time, safely and within the agreed budget. They make good on this promise because of our critical approach to the preliminary stage. Their dedicated specialists optimize each project on design, feasibility, coating and logistics. They want to ensure their production and the installation processes are efficient and cost optimal by working closely with their clients.

They also think beyond today's projects. By considering tomorrow and keeping a close eye on market developments, they adapt to the changing needs of market participants. They use our knowledge, experience, and inventiveness for product development and innovation. This is how they actively help shaping the future of offshore wind energy.

SIF Website

TenneT

TenneT is a leading European grid operator (Transmission System Operator (TSO). They design, build, maintain and operate the high-voltage electricity grid in the Netherlands and large parts of Germany and facilitate the European energy market. They are committed to providing a secure and reliable supply of electricity, today and in the future, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and to playing our role in driving the energy transition.

They transport electricity over a network of approximately 23,500 kilometres of high-voltage connections, from wherever and however it's generated, to over 42 million end-users while keeping electricity supply and demand balanced at all times. With close to 5,000 employees, they achieve a turnover of 4.1 billion euros and a total asset value of EUR 23 billion. TenneT is one of the largest investors in national and international onshore and offshore electricity grids. TenneT makes every effort to meet the needs of society. This will require us all to take ownership, show courage and connect with each other.

TenneT Website

TNO

Wind energy is the sustainable energy source on which the future energy system will largely be based. Offshore wind energy will therefore grow enormously in the coming years. TNO supports the government, the industry and the energy sector with advice, scientific research and development of innovations that accelerate the energy transition.

As a pioneer and technical authority in the field of renewable energy sources and with 40 years of experience in wind energy, TNO is a world leader in scientific and technical applications. At TNO, in-depth knowledge of the whole wind power plant system is combined with full-scale test facilities and accredited measurement experts. Its research and innovative solutions are applied in the industry. TNO supports companies at the design, implementation and operations levels from a broad and deep knowledge of the total wind power plant resource and system.

Over 3,200 TNO professionals work every day in collaboration with partners to create innovations that boost the competitive strength of industry and the well-being of society in a sustainable way.

TNO Website

TU Delft

Founded in 1842, Delft University of Technology has been providing technical education for 175 years. A modern university of science and technology, its eight faculties are at the forefront of technological developments contributing to scientific advancement in the interests of world society.

TU Delft has extensive on-campus research facilities, ranging from wind tunnels, chip facilities and a high-voltage lab to serious gaming and product evaluation facilities. These facilities are also available for corporate research. Cooperation is central to successful innovation. To transform technological innovation into practical added-value applications for society, TU Delft cooperates with business, government and civic organizations.

TU Delft Website

Van Oord

Family business Van Oord operates around the world as a leading contractor for dredging, marine engineering and offshore and energy projects (oil, gas and wind energy sectors) and provides innovative solutions for marine engineering challenges.

Van Oord is an independent public limited company based in the Netherlands. Their employees are committed, entrepreneurial professionals who are passionate about water and technology.

They understand that cooperation is crucial to achieving the best possible result. By being open and honest, they build on mutual trust and respect.

Van Oord offers marine solutions of value, both now and in the future. Safety, sustainability and continuity go hand in hand in this respect.

Van Oord Website