Be green, go blue!
A quarter of our future energy supply will come from offshore renewable energy. Bluespring drives projects, innovations and education in the sustainable blue economy. Bluespring is here to support the growth of your blue business.
Be green, go blue!
Bluespring masters the process of successfully initiating, financing and managing projects. Bluespring designs winning proposals by assembling a group of partners tackling Blue Economy challenges.
Bluespring is leadpartner of the ENCORE project. This 10m€ INTERREG project delivers four offshore renewable energy pilots with industrial partners, policy makers, universities and NGO’s across four countries.
* Project design and realization
* Result driven project management
* Bankable solutions
Bureau Veritas, European Marine Energy Centre, Oceans of Energy, EEL-Energy, SME, Tocardo, University of Ghent, TU Delft, IEC, Deltares and more.
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Bluespring has track-record, skills and commitment to move innovations towards Technology Readiness Level 9.
With profound understanding, Bluespring, guides clients to improve system performance, cost ratio, reliability and safety.
* Technology assessment & qualification
* Oversee certification
* Integrated solutions (e.g. hybrid energy solutions, dam & bridges, ports, flood control, autonomous power )
Water2Energy, Teamwork Technology, Rijkswaterstaat, Boskalis, Huisman and more
The emerging sustainable Blue Economy requires skills and talent. Bluespring recognizes this urgency and is dedicated to training and educating to advance the sector.
Bluespring has partnered with Deftiq to develop high-quality, authoratative E-Learning courses about offshore renewable energy. The target audience for these courses are technology developers, engineers, young professionals, researchers, investors and policy makers in the offshore renewable energy (ORE) domain.
* E-learning courses
* Face-to-face workshop and training
* Collaborative Education projects
DEFTIQ, IEC - International Electrotechnical Commission, Technical University of Delft, Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia, De Oude Bibliotheek, HZ University of Applied Sciences, Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica
focus on implementation
MODULAIR, UNIVERSAL FLOATING PLATFORM FOR TIDAL POWER
In 2014 a floating tidal power system was installed near the island of Texel. Bluespring was responsible for permitting and secured 2,5M€ public funding for the consortium lead by Bluewater Energy Services
DAM-INTEGRATED TIDAL POWER PLANT
In 2015 a unique 1,2MW tidal power plant was commissioned in the Eastern Scheldt Storm surge barrier. Bluespring was responsible for partnerships, permitting and securing 5,5M€ for a consortium lead by Huisman Equipment and Tocardo
MONITORING IMPACTS ON ENVIRONMENT OF TIDAL ENERGY
Bluespring brought together four research institutes (Wageningen Marine Research, University of Utrecht, TU-Delft, Deltares) to conduct a monitoring project to assess impact on environment such as sea mammals, sand transport, sea bed morphology, safety and stability of the dam. With support from Zeeuwse Milieu Federatie ZMF.
Partnerships and Projects
Bluespring conducted a global market strategy for marine energy for Boskalis and provided strategic input for their tidal projects.
Bluespring collaborates with Deftiq on the development of high-quality and authoratative E-Learning courses on offshore renewable energy. The target audience for these courses are technology developers, engineers, young professionals, researchers, investors and policy makers. The courses will help them gain valuable insights into all aspects of the ORE sector in an engaging way. We are working with an Education Advisory Board comprising the University of Ghent, The European Marine Energy Centre, IEC - International Electrotechnical Commission, Technical University of Delft, Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia, De Oude Bibliotheek, HZ University of Applied Sciences, Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica.
For many years, Bluespring managed complex projects on behalf of Tocardo, developer of tidal stream turbines.
Bluespring created a detailed financial simulation model for tidal stream turbines in the Brouwerdam, integrating design parameters, power performance curves, CAPEX and OPEX data and financial parameters in order to determine the best scenario, calculate the Levelised Cost of Energy and understand the sensitivity of parameters in the model.
DUTCH MINISTRY OF ECONOMIC AFFAIRS AND CLIMATE
Organised workshops and wrote an comprehensive report on the status, needs and challenges of the sector and developed a roadmap.
MINISTERY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Contributed towards the successful implementation of the Strategic Renewable Energy Plan for Uganda in the field of geothermal resource exploration and established a working relationship between Dutch experts and Ugandan government in view of future investment opportunities for Dutch private sector
NETHERLANDS WATER PARTNERSHIP
Executed a survey and report about export opportunities for the Dutch marine energy sector
Bluewater approached Bluespring to support their development of a floating platform for tidal turbines. Our cooperation resulted in the demonstration of the BlueTEC project near the island of Texel
Since 2014 MET-support works closely with Navingo on marine energy content for the annual Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference, creating a dedicated pavilion and conference stream for marine energy.
INTERNATIONAL ELECTROTECHNICAL COMMISSION
ENERGY & CLIMATE ACADEMY
Developed and moderated courses and workshops on marine energy for offshore companies and supply chain
DUTCH MARINE ENERGY CENTRE
Bluespring was a driver behind the transformation of Tidal Testing Centre into DMEC, building a new community, attracting key-staff members and build a portfolio of international collaboration projects worth over 50m€.
"I have know Peter as a creative and innovative man who is able to manage complex innovation projects. He is able to bring together and manage a network of partners and stakeholders to realize projects. He is persuasive, maintains a clear focus and a pleasant guy to work with."
Ad van Wijk, Professor Future Energy system, TU-Delft
"I have worked with Peter on several marine energy projects within Eneco. He is a very dedicated professional who is able to make things happen and he has a broad knowledge of the sector. He demonstrated to be a pleasant and open-minded team-player to work with."
Glenn Bijvoets, Innovation Leader at ENECO Strategy & Innovation
"Peter is maybe 'the hardest working man in the marine energy business'. He has established miracles in bringing technology, people and funding together. When he comes on stage, one cannot ignore him - he's hard to beat. I've loved to work with him, through good and bad times."
Freerk Bisschop, Director Energy at Rockstart
More about Bluespring
For over 25 years I have been involved in the development of marine energy projects; turning ideas into tangible results such as prototypes and pilot projects, collaborative research and demonstration projects and activating international networks.
I gained my work experience through working for Philips, Strathclyde University, Deltares, Ecofys, Bluewater, Tocardo, Tidal Testing Centre and Dutch Marine Energy Centre.
For 7 years I lived and studied in Scotland where I was inspired by the pioneers of marine energy and developed my passion for the subject. In 1996 I obtained my Masters in Engineering from the University of Glasgow and the Glasgow School of Art in Product Design Engineering on the design of a river current turbine that pumps water for irrigation for use in developing countries. I received the Glasgow Innovation Award for my project. I then used the price money to build and test a prototype and obtain a post doc degree from the Energy Research Unit at Strathclyde University with my thesis on “The exploitation of Marine Currents”.
I soon realised that a commercial market for this sector, needs standards and certification. And that was a missing piece. So I started volunteering for the IEC to help develop new technical specifications and certification schemes together with many other international experts. For my contributions towards developing standards and certification for marine energy convertors I received the International Electrotechnical Commission 1906 Award and just recently a nomination for the NENnovation Awards 2020 category committee members.