Contract awarded for HKW offshore floating solar array

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Offshore floating solar specialist SolarDuck has been awarded the project for the world´s largest hybrid offshore floating solar (OFS) power plant at the Hollandse Kust West (HKW) VII offshore wind park in the Netherlands. SolarDuck will build a 5MW demonstrator with integrated energy storage solutions, with the full project due to become operational in 2026.

“This is a flagship project for SolarDuck and an important milestone for the wider OFS industry,” said SolarDuck´s CEO, Koen Burgers. “SolarDuck, the first to build a hybrid project at this scale, will demonstrate the robustness of our solution, prove the important role of system integration in building future-fit energy systems, and enable the scaling of the technology to accelerate its adoption. We are proud to work together with our partner, RWE, in this important project.”

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Matt joined UKi Media & Events in 2014 after seven years of living and working in Dubai. He has been a journalist for over 15 years and has worked for a wide range of publications, including Rolling Stone, Time Out, iQ and Loaded. After starting out on the automotive team as deputy editor of Engine Technology International, Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International and Transmissions Technology International, he has been an editor since 2015, and began editing Tire Technology International in 2018. In 2020, he was appointed editor-in-chief of Tire and Electric & Hybrid Marine Technology International. He is also the chairman of the Tire Technology International Awards for Innovation & Excellence, and the Electric & Hybrid Marine Technology International Awards.

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