The Offshore Innovation overview is an initiative of the municipality of Rotterdam, Port of Rotterdam Authority, InnovationQuarter and TKI Wind op Zee. The map displays everything that Maasvlakte 2 has to offer. This part of the port of Rotterdam consists of North Sea sand and has a unique offshore borehole that is more than 25 metres deep.
There are a wide range of options on land, in the air and in/on the water:
- On land: Pile Driving Techniques: The land on Maasvlakte 2 is suitable for testing pile driving and installation techniques, amongst others. There is a large area of land available on Sites E & A. Thanks to the North Sea sand that was used to create Maasvlakte 2, the conditions are comparable to those at sea. The sites can be reached by road and by water.
- Water: Cable-laying techniques: On the water, Rotterdam port offers clear water, little or no wave motion and limited currents. There are short-stay and long-stay locations available and the offshore borehole is more than 25 metres deep. The water is suitable for anchor tests and cable-laying systems, amongst other things.
- In the air: Turbine testing & Drone testing: For a location for turbine or drone testing or for testing new types of energy generation, site E and Site A are ideal for testing in the air. There are large surface areas available and the conditions are comparable to those at sea thanks to the wind and salt levels, amongst other things.
Maasvlakte 2 is currently being used as a test location by GBM Works and Amphibious Energy, and anchor tests were recently conducted with the Gulliver.
The test and demo facilities at Maasvlakte 2 are available for short and long-term tests by any company, from start-up to renowned company.
See the Offshore Innovation overview in the PDF herebelow