Offshore Wind, Netharlands
Wind farms in operation
Borssele III & IV, Netherlands
Shell is a 20% shareholder in the Blauwwind consortium that has built and operates the Borssele III & IV wind farm off the Dutch coast. The wind farm has a total installed capacity of 731.5 megawatts (MW) and produces the equivalent of 2.5% of Dutch electricity demand. First power was achieved in August 2020 and the wind farm was completed in February 2021.
Egmond aan Zee, Netherlands
The Egmond aan Zee wind farm off the Dutch coast was set up as a 50-50 joint venture between Nuon/Vattenfall and Shell. It was the first wind farm over 100 MW to be built in the Dutch North Sea. The 108-megawatt wind farm produces enough renewable electricity to cover 0.3% of Dutch electricity demand. In March 2021, Shell agreed to take over Vattenfall's share in NoordzeeWind and became the wind farm's sole owner.
Wind farms in development
Hollandse Kust (noord), Netherlands
Shell is a 79.9% shareholder in the CrossWind consortium. In July 2020, Shell and Eneco were awarded the tender for the subsidy-free offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust (noord). The 759-megawatt wind farm will help to meet the objectives of the Dutch Climate Agreement and the European Union’s Green Deal. It is expected to produce 3.3 TWh of power per year, equivalent to 2.8% of Dutch electricity demand. Both companies have already taken their final investment decisions on the project.
In 2021 Amazon signed an agreement with the CrossWind consortium to purchase 380 MW of power from the HKN wind farm.
Offshore Wind, USA
Wind farms in development
Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, USA
With EDF Renewables, Shell is a 50% partner in the Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind joint venture that has exclusive rights to develop an offshore lease with an estimated total installed capacity of 2.5 gigawatts (GW). Final investment decision is yet to be taken on the project.
In 2021 Atlantic Shores won the rights to provide 1.5 GW of offshore wind energy to the state of New Jersey, enough to power over 700,000 homes.
Mayflower Wind, USA
Shell is also a 50% shareholder with Ocean Winds in the Mayflower Wind consortium, which aims to develop a lease area off the coast of Massachusetts in the USA with the potential to generate 1.6 gigawatts of power from wind. Final investment decision is yet to be taken on the project.
In 2019 the Mayflower Wind project was chosen to supply 804 MW of offshore wind capacity to Massachusetts, with the expected start-up in mid-2020s.
Floating Offshore Wind
Tetraspar Demo, Norway
Shell is a partner in the Tetraspar Demo project with Stiesdal Offshore Technology, RWE and TEPCO, developing a floating turbine foundation. In November 2021, the TetraSpar unit was commissioned and put into operation. Now connected to the Norwegian grid, the project will next enter the test phase where data on the performance and characteristics of the TetraSpar floating foundation will be captured and analysed to pave the way for commercial-scale floating wind projects.
Groix & Belle-Île pilot wind farm, France
In 2019 Shell acquired Eolfi, a French renewable energies developer specialising in floating offshore wind projects. Alongside the addition of floating wind expertise to the team, the acquisition added the Groix & Belle-Île pilot wind farm to our portfolio, which is being developed off the coast of Brittany with an expected installed capacity of 28.5 megawatts once complete.
MunmuBaram, South Korea
Shell is an 80% shareholder in the MunmuBaram floating wind project in South Korea. In 2021 Shell and CoensHexicon established a Joint Venture which aims to develop and operate a 1.4-gigawatt floating offshore wind farm off the coast of the city of Ulsan in South Korea. In 2020 we deployed a FLiDAR (floating light detection and ranging) system to assess the feasibility for the project.
Emerald Project, Ireland
In 2021 Shell signed an agreement with Irish developer Simply Blue Energy to acquire a 51% share of their Simply Blue Energy Kinsale venture, which was set up to develop the Emerald Project, a floating wind farm in the Celtic Sea, off the south coast of Ireland. The initial planned capacity of the project is 400 megawatts, with the potential to scale up to a total installed capacity of 1.3 gigawatts.
Onshore Wind, USA
Wind farms in operation
Rock River, Wyoming, USA
Shell has been delivering renewable wind power from the Rock River wind farm in Wyoming, USA, since 2001. The 49-megawatt wind farm, which Shell co-owns with US renewables company Terra-Gen, produces enough electricity to power 25,000 US homes.
Brazos, Texas, USA
The Brazos wind farm in Fluvanna, Texas, sits south east of Lubbock, on the Caprock of the Llano Estacado, and is fully operated by Shell. The 160-megawatt site can provide enough energy to power around 48,000 US homes.
Whitewater Hill, California, USA
Shell co-owns Whitewater Hill with US renewables company Terra-Gen. The wind farm located north-west of Palm Springs, California, has an installed capacity of 61.5 megawatts and is estimated to produce enough energy to power around 12,000 US homes.
Cabazon, California, USA
Cabazon, also co-owned with Terra-Gen, is a 41-megawatt wind farm located in the San Gorgonio Pass west of Palm Springs, California. The project is estimated to produce enough electricity to power around 12,000 US homes.