Pioneering SME

In this section, the TKI Wind op Zee provides a glimpse into the world of an SME entrepreneur in the offshore wind industry trying to bring groundbreaking innovation to the market. This section is set up in collaboration with Offshore Wind Innovators.

Previously published articles:

Company Date Innovation

2nd Life Composites


Dec 2021

2nd Life Composites is a startup that has developed a method to recycle wind turbine blades. More information.

Tree Composites

Sept 2021

Start-up Tree Composites develops a composite joint for offshore structures such as jackets, as an alternative to traditional welded joints. More information.


Aug 2021

As an IOT system integrator, start-up Techbinder ensures that the offshore wind industry can deploy its fleet much more efficient and environmentally friendly. More information.


June 2021

Start-up SolarDuck has developed a floating offshore solar platform that can withstand hurricanes, strong currents and high waves. More information.


May 2021

In only two years Z-Bridge has designed and marketed a fully operational Bring-to-Work system.  More information.

GBM Works

Feb 2021

GBM Works has developed a method to install monopiles in a silent and fast way. More information.


Dec 2020

Start-up FLASC has developed a hydro-pneumatic energy storage system for offshore wind turbines. More information.


Nov 2020

Start-up Tetrahedron has designed a crane that can lift wind turbine components up to 50 meters higher than conventional cranes. More information.

Ocean Grazer

July 2020

Ocean Grazer has developed a hydraulic battery to optimally match the supply and demand of electricity. More information.


June 2020

TouchWind develops a completely new design for a floating wind turbine. More information.


April 2020

Brand new start-up nigeQ is ready to test an innovative blade tip that eliminates vortex at the end of turbine blades. More information.


March 2020

Hydrautrans has developed an innovative drive train for wind turbines. More information.


Dec 2019

Periplus has developed software to process the enormous bulk of seabed data, enabling the offshore wind industry to work more safely, efficiently and cheaper. More information.


Oct 2019

MO4 has developed a fundamentally different method to determine whether it is safe to work on offshore wind farms. More information.


Sept 2019

Seaqualize has developed an active heave compensation system that prevents even the heaviest components on a vessel to move. More information.


July 2019

Albatrozz has developed a wind turbine technology to generate electricity at lower speeds. More information.


May 2019

The Delft start-up Qlayers has developed a printing system that automatically and very accurately applies the coating under protected conditions. More information.


Dec 2018

With its flange closing method, Boltlife can quickly determine whether each individual bolt has been brought to the correct load. More information.

Circular Energy

Nov 2018

With an offshore clean power plant, Circular Energy wants to improve the use of offshore wind farms. More information.

Amphibious Energy

Sept 2018

Start-up Amphibious Energy has developed a transportable, autonomous energy container to electrify unmanned offshore oil & gas platforms. More information.

Next Ocean

July 2018

Start-up Next Ocean has developed a method to accurately predict, up to the minute, whether it is safe to cross from a boat to a platform and vice versa. More information.


April 2018

Z-bridge has developed a revolutionary construction amongst all Walk to Work systems (W2W): a twenty-meter-high mast that continuously remains stationary and with an extendable walkway that presses against the wind turbine. More information.

Jules Dock

Feb 2018

Jules Dock has designed a tower made of glass fibre reinforced plastic which is 100 meters high and 40% lighter than steel, making it easier to install. More information.


Nov 2017

The size of turbines and the water depths for future KCI Engineering has developed an equally simple and efficient construction of conical steel rings. More information.

Pliant Offshore

Oct 2017

Pliant Offshore has developed a measurement system to control the vertical piling of monopiles. More information.


Sept 2017

Fibersail has developed a smart monitoring system that measures the bending accuracy and the structural behaviour of rotor blades. More information.


July 2017

TWD increases the confidence and efficiency of transport by friction measurements. More information.


April 2017 (Dutch)

Whiffle has developed a weather model that produces very detailed wind forecasts for each wind farm. This makes a significant difference in the imbalance costs. More information.


Feb 2017 (Dutch)

Fistuca has developed a pile driver that uses a falling water column to drive the monopiles for wind turbines into the seabed. More information.


Dec 2016 (Dutch)

Corrosion Laboratory makes corrosion monopile foundations predictable. More information.


Sept 2016 (Dutch)

Machine builder and cutting company HGG has adapted its own control software in such a way that the pipes for offshore wind foundations can be welded much smarter and more efficiently. More information.


July 2016 (Dutch)

Seastate5 has designed an installation for lifting and tilting extremely heavy offshore wind foundations. More information.

ECE Offshore

April 2016 (Dutch)

ECE Offshore has developed an accurate and efficient sonar monitoring system for installing cables to wind farms and other offshore installations. More information.