The export growth of the Dutch technological industry continues its upward trend, according to a report in the Leeuwarder Courant that was based on a study of the business association FME-CWM.
Monthly Archives: February 2013
The Northern Netherlands is set to become the international centre for water technology in the near future. According to the Northern Netherlands Development and Investment… Read more »
The Veendam-based company Paragon Products is attracting global attention with its vegetarian and entirely natural dog chew that it makes with potato starch. The lightning-fast growth in the popularity of the Groningen ‘veggie dog chews’ in the United States has enabled Paragon to double its turnover in the past four years. Over a quarter of the cheery dog snacks that roll off the conveyor belt in Veendam are shipped to America.
At Eemshaven full account is being taken of the opportunities the offshore wind industry could present for the region. The optimum location of Eemshaven in relation to existing and planned wind farms in the North Sea is making it possible for the Groningen Seaport to develop into a center for the offshore wind industry in Northwest Europe. Take the Orange Blue Terminal, for example: a large storage and transshipment terminal for the maintenance and building of the offshore wind farms.
The European wind energy sector grew substantially last year. 2012 saw the generation of a total of 105.6 gigawatts of wind energy, 12 percent more than in 2011.
During the next five years experiments with Dutch sensor technology will be conducted in Canada with the aim of increasing the production of the country’s heavy oil reservoirs by 5 to 15%. The micro-sensors designed by the research centre Incas 3 in Assen will in due course be helping Canada to generate extra oil income of USD 200 billion. That is the estimate of the Canadian partner of Incas 3 which has set up a consortium to continue testing the Dutch sensor technology together with the Drenthe-based company and two Canadian and two Dutch universities.