23 September 2014

Google to Build $773 Million Center in Dutch Hub Eemshaven

New data center will employ 150 and bring further investment to the area Google Inc. (GOOG), announced plans to spend about 600 million euros ($773 million) […]
19 March 2015

New bat accommodation in Eemshaven

The construction of the Google building means that two existing farms will disappear. However, these farms are frequently used by bats, which due to the demolition […]
18 January 2016

Largest solar energy park in the Netherlands in Delfzijl

Groningen Seaports, Sunport Energy, and WIRSOL are pleased to announce the forthcoming realization of SunPort Delfzijl, the largest solar energy park in the Netherlands so far. About 123,000 solar panels will be placed on 30 hectares (about 65 soccer fields) in the southwest corner of the Delfzijl harbour area of Groningen Seaports.
1 February 2016

TenneT concludes contracts with Prysmian and Siemens for construction of ‘green’ COBRA cable

Dutch Transmission System Operator (TSO) TenneT and its Danish counterpart Energinet.dk have signed contracts with Siemens and Prysmian for the construction of the COBRA cable between […]
23 September 2016

TenneT and Energinet.dk to install data cable alongside COBRAcable

TenneT and its Danish counterpart Energinet.dk will start constructing the so-called COBRAcable towards the end of this year. The COBRAcable is a new 325-km-long subsea DC connection (interconnector) that will create a direct link between the Dutch and Danish power grids in 2019.
3 January 2017

Works starts in Eemshaven on COBRAcable – a ‘green’ subsea electricity highway between the Netherlands and Denmark

Today TenneT and its Danish partner Energinet.dk drove the first pile into the ground for the construction of the Dutch convertor station of the COBRAcable, a subsea electricity connection that will link the Dutch and Danish grids. Nienke Homan, a member of the Groningen Provincial Executive, Marijke van Beek, mayor of Eemsmond, and TenneT COO Ben Voorhorst together performed the opening ceremony by starting the first pile-driving procedure. The ceremony was also attended by representatives of Siemens, which is responsible for the project’s electrical installations.
7 July 2017

Green electricity Sunport Delfzijl to Google data centre Eemshaven

27 Gigawatt hours of renewable energy to power data centre in Eemshaven Today, Google and Eneco announced that Google will purchase all of the green electricity […]
23 October 2017

Construction of COBRA converter station in Eemshaven making progress

Progress is being made with the construction of the COBRA conversion station in Eemshaven. The contours are already clearly in sight, and the building is gradually […]
15 March 2018

Google’s data center contributes EUR 800 million to Dutch economy

Extra investment of 500 million euro for data center expansion in Eemshaven The establishment of Google’s data center in Eemshaven has yielded a positive contribution to […]
22 March 2018

COBRAcable transformers arrive at Eemshaven

The transformers were transported from the Siemens factory in Nuremberg in Germany using a special trailer and then by ship to the port of Eemshaven. Yesterday […]
24 May 2018

Eurofiber connects Eemshaven using fully separate fiber-optic routes

Eurofiber has started construction on a new fiber-optic connection to the Eemshaven Dataport. Supplementing the existing route via Delfzijl, the route between the city of Groningen […]
12 November 2018

Subsea cable for sustainable electricity lands in Eemshaven

Yesterday/Today the cable for the subsea electricity connection between the Netherlands and Denmark was brought ashore in Eemshaven in the Netherlands. From the ship Ulisse on […]
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