North Sea Offshore Wind Farm: 759 MW in the Netherlands

A 759 MW offshore wind farm in the North Sea is planned for 2023 off the Dutch coast. One million homes will be supplied. The latter should contribute to the energy transition ambitions of the Netherlands.

CrossWind, a joint venture of Anglo-Dutch oil company Shell and Dutch electricity provider Eneco, will develop the project. The joint venture has partnered with the Spanish company Siemens Gamesa to finalize the project.

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New 759 MW offshore wind farm in the North Sea

69 wind turbines for the Hollandse Kust Noord project

The Hollandse Kust Noord offshore wind farm will consist of 69 wind turbines. The agreement also includes a maintenance service for a period of 15 years.

Without subsidies from the Dutch government, it is easier for companies to join forces to optimize costs. CrossWind has therefore decided to enter into a partnership with Siemens Gamesa to manufacture the turbines.

Finalization by 2023

2023 should be the year of commencement as well as completion of the work. This 759 MW wind farm is expected to supply more than one million homes.

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Exploitation of the Dutch maritime spaces

Carbon neutrality for 2050

The Netherlands is thus aiming for carbon neutrality by 2050. They have set themselves the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030 compared to 1990.

In fact, six operating areas will be created between 2015 and 2030 to meet their commitments. Most of the turbines will be supplied by Siemens Gamesa, whose expertise is recognized worldwide.

In short, the Netherlands wants to accelerate its energy transition. The potential offered by the North Sea may eventually allow the creation of a network of offshore wind farms on a continental scale.

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