Shell and Eneco unveil plans to bid for Hollandse Kust (west) VI and VII

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 10/05/2022 Eneco 

Through their joint ventures Ecowende and SchakelWind, Shell and Eneco are participating in the tenders for the offshore wind farms Hollandse Kust (west) sites
VI and VII.

Through the joint venture Ecowende joint, Shell and Eneco aim to build an offshore wind farm with a flourishing ecosystem, minimum impact on birds and bats and an undisturbed underwater world. The partners stated they have developed a programme for this with solutions and innovative experiments.

With the other joint venture,  SchakelWind, Shell and Eneco are aiming to set a new benchmark for the integration of offshore wind farms: a net positive impact on the Dutch energy system. In addition to wind farm Hollandse Kust (west) site VII, SchakelWind will be making a large number of investments throughout the country together with businesses. With various innovations and an extensive dissemination and communications program that will include internships and PhD research, SchakelWind aims to support the further integration of offshore wind in the future.

It is expected that Hollandse Kust (west) VI and VII are expected to supply enough energy to green approximately 6% of the Dutch electricity demand. Both wind farms will be located 53 kilometres off the Dutch coast, west of IJmuiden, and will be commissioned in 2026.

Marjan van Loon, President Director Shell Netherlands: “We are taking the next step by enabling the large-scale roll-out of offshore wind, in collaboration with Eneco. Through our bids for Hollandse Kust (west) we are investing significantly in the production of green energy and hydrogen. In this way, we work responsibly, and together with our customers, on a broader and cleaner energy system in the Netherlands."

Kees-Jan Rameau, Chief Strategic Growth Officer Eneco: “With these joint ventures, we will be able to further the energy transition in the Netherlands together with Shell, both at sea and on land and in all sectors. We will solve a number of important issues and thus make an important contribution to achieving the objectives in the Dutch Climate Agreement.”

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