Shell and Eneco to Co-Develop Offshore Wind Farms in Dutch Part of North Sea

The wind farms are expected to have a total installed capacity of about 760 MW, which is enough to supply around 1 million households with green energy.

Shell Eneco Offshore Wind

Royal Dutch Shell has teamed up with energy solutions company Eneco and builder Van Oord to develop two wind farms in the Dutch part of the North Sea.

The three firms, have together as the Consortium Witwind, tendered for the Hollandse Kust (zuid) III AND IV projects. The tender for which, with a total capacity of 750 MW, is open until March 14, 2019, for bids that require no subsidies on electricity prices.

The two latest projects are of part of the five planned by the Dutch government in a bid to establish 3,500 MW of offshore wind capacity by 2023.

Marjan van Loon, President Director Shell Netherlands said, “We are proud to be a part of this consortium that has tendered for Hollandse Kust (zuid) III and IV. Shell wants to play an active role in the Dutch energy transition. Offshore wind will play an important role in the future energy system of the Netherlands and we would be happy to grow our offshore wind portfolio in the Netherlands building on the experience gained in Borssele III & IV and Offshore Windpark Egmond aan Zee.”

The consortium plans to start operation of the Hollandse Kust (zuid) III and IV sites in 2023. The wind farms are expected to have a total installed capacity of about 760 MW, which is enough to supply around 1 million households with green energy. The wind farms will be situated 20 kilometres off the coast of The Hague in the Netherlands.

Pieter van Oord, CEO Van Oord said, “Van Oord has been involved in the construction of all Dutch offshore wind farms so far. Thanks to years of experience and knowledge of our people, the deployment of our own innovative vessels and the valuable cooperation with partners, we succeed in staying ahead and thus efficiently building offshore projects in the future.”

Ruud Sondag, CEO Eneco said, “At Eneco, we are helping Dutch households and businesses switch to sustainable energy every day. The construction and operation of these new wind farms in the North Sea ensure that many more people can benefit from clean electricity generated in the Netherlands. This is why we are participating in this tender.”

Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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