ROTTERDAM, 13 March 2019 – Consortium Witwind is excited to announce it has tendered for the construction and operation of Dutch offshore wind farms Hollandse Kust (zuid) III and IV. Witwind is a consortium with strong Dutch roots consisting of Shell, Van Oord and Eneco.
Collaboration is crucial to achieve the energy transition and all partners in Witwind have a proven track record of successfully collaborating in the development and operation of offshore wind farms. The specific geographical location of the Netherlands is ideal for offshore wind electricity generation. This offers globally competitive advantages in terms of cost benefits, a specialised workforce and export opportunities for the Netherlands. Hollandse Kust (zuid) III and IV will contribute significantly to the renewable electricity supply for the Dutch energy system.
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.
Marjan van Loon, President Director Shell Netherlands: “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.”
Pieter van Oord, CEO Van Oord: “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: “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 ensures that many more people can benefit from clean electricity generated in the Netherlands. This is why we are participating in this tender."
The consortium will not disclose any further details regarding the tender.
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