TNO has been performing offshore wind measurement campaigns at strategic locations in the North Sea since 2011 with the installation and data management of both a 100-meter met-mast and a co-located LiDAR situated 75 km west of IJmuiden. From 2014 onwards, TNO has further organized wind measurement campaigns with LiDARs on offshore platforms for the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. These campaigns are part of the “Wind op Zee” project to support the Dutch wind offshore roadmap. They consist of three longstanding locations: Lichteiland Goeree (LEG), Europlatform (EPL) and Wintershall platform K13a. Since March 15th 2023, a LiDAR has been deployed and operational at a fourth platform, L2-FA-1, located north of the Wadden Islands.
This website also provides winddata for wind farm Borssele, OWEZ and Hollandse kust zuid for specific periods in time.
Table: Overview of platforms where TNO currently performs measurements on wind conditions
An overview of measurement locations is given in the figure below. Please click on a measurement location for more information.