Through this page we bring you relevant updates by and for the windsector concerning the corona virus. Further updates will be posted here.

Update Protocol Working safely together for the construction and engineering sector comes into effect
On March 27, Techniek Nederland and Bouwend Nederland announced that the Protocol has been approved. Construction companies can now safely continue working with this protocol as a guideline. This also applies to companies active in wind energy. You can find the protocol here (in Dutch).

Update recognition vital sector
On March 27, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate announced the following by email regarding the recognition of electricity production as a vital sector: “As an electricity producer, you fulfill an indispensable function for the vital process: ‘National transport and distribution of electricity’. ” “The same applies to third parties, such as suppliers and / or service providers, who fulfill an indispensable function for the continuation of electricity production.”

Update third-country nationals offshore wind
DHSS (shipping agent) reports the following on 27 March by email: “STATEMENT DIRECTOR FOR MIGRATION POLICY (DMB) In consultation with the Directorate for Migration Policy (DMB), it has been decided to broaden category C, namely third-country nationals with a vital function or need. As of today, the following may also be considered under this category (and therefore an essential voyage): “Sailors working on vessels engaged in the extraction of (petroleum), gas and / or wind energy”

Update useful links
On this page we have added a series of useful links to external information sources.

Update seagoing vessels >75m
On 17 March the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate presented a contingency plan and guidelines for seagoing vessels with a length > 75m. You can find these here.

Update working offshore
On March 16, an update was presented for offshore companies, with specific attention for medical examiners and working offshore. We have shared this directly with our offshore members. For questions about this, please contact Gerda Heller, secretary of the NWEA Health & Safety committee.

Update offshore working hours
On 13 March, the State Supervision of Mines announced that it has made a temporary change to working hours for offshore works. Look for the exact change here on the SoDM website.

Update measures Den Helder Airport
Various members of us use Den Helder Airport for their helicopter services. They too have taken various measures to minimize the spread, including in the area of access policy. Check here on the website of Den Helder Airport what this means for you.