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On 5 December, the Province of Zuid-Holland, Deltalinqs, the Port of Rotterdam and the Municipality of Rotterdam have signed the Letter of Cooperation with a number of progressive companies for the third time, to remain together.
The Province of Zuid-Holland will contribute to a chair in geothermal energy at TU Delft. The talks on the appointment of an Assistant Professor are ongoing. He/she will work with dozens of PhD students, postdocs and students to find answers to scientific and technical questions regarding geothermal energy.
Innovation Centre Well Technology and Heat has started at business park Plaspoelpolder, where businesses and organisations will conduct research into geothermal energy. Geothermal energy is created by the difference in temperature between the earth's surface and the heat reservoirs located deep within the earth. Geothermal energy can be used to supply electricity or heat to homes and businesses.
The Province is starting a research into the effect of a new noise abatement measure on the N223: the so-called WhisStone for heavy traffic. The WhisStone reduces the traffic noise caused by heavy traffic and freight traffic and is applied in combination with the existing WhisStone for passenger car traffic.
In June 2017, Airbus Netherlands signed the contract for the development and production of the Ariane 6 Vulcain Aft Bay and the Vinci Thrust Frame. Among other things, the building offers space for the production of innovative aerospace technology, and as such is a great addition to Zuid-Holland's space cluster.
A sustainable road is the result of a special pilot in which the Province of Zuid-Holland in collaboration with the market, went looking for the best mix of new and advanced innovations to use in the road.On 1 November, the first CO2-negative road of The Netherlands, the N211, between The Hague and Poeldijk was opened by Floor Vermeulen, Regional Minister of the Province of Zuid-Holland.
Important bundles of infrastructure run through The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, to transport people and goods. These 'corridors' should be looked at in the coming years, to prevent the hopeless congestion of goods and passenger flows. We are talking about the modalities road, water, rail and pipe lines. The 3 countries have decided to share more data with each other.
The Provincial Executive visited the DSM and Bioprocess Pilot Facility sites in Delft. This visit revolved around future plans, including the further development of the Biotech Campus Delft, which is important for the Zuid-Holland economy.
New constructions in Zuid-Holland will be built as climate-adaptable as possible from 4 October. That is the ambition presented by 40 parties in Zuid-Holland today.
In Zuid-Holland, 100 new sustainable cycle benches are being placed on locations chosen by the cyclists themselves. The benches are made of plastic waste, using a 3D printer. On Monday 1 October, Regional Minister Floor Vermeulen, Marga de Jager (ANWB (Algemene Nederlandse Wielrijders Bond) Executive) and Douwtje de Vries (Head of the Cyclist Association (Fietsersbond)) unveiled the first bench in Wassenaar, together with the cyclist who had indicated this location.