Shell takes complete ownership of Egmond aan Zee

In: Windfarms
30/03/2021
Shell is taking over Vattenfall's share in NoordzeeWind CV, becoming 100% owner of the Egmond aan Zee offshore wind farm, off the Dutch coast.

The project was built in 2006 and is the first Dutch offshore wind farm. It is located between 10 and 18 kilometres off the coast at Egmond aan Zee and consists of 36 turbines and has a total capacity of 108 MW.

Hessel de Jong, General Director, Offshore Wind Europe at Shell, commented: “Offshore wind plays an important role in the energy transition. We have already learned a lot from the construction of this first Dutch wind farm at sea and I am delighted that we will continue to make our contribution to the energy transition in this way. And with the Egmond aan Zee offshore wind farm, we can also gain valuable experience for operating an offshore wind farm in a dynamic energy market.”

Kasper Simonsen, Head of Asset Management, Vattenfall, said: ”Vattenfall wants to make fossil-free living possible within a generation. To achieve that goal, substantial investments are being made in wind, solar and storage, with which we are making the supply of energy ever more sustainable. We can apply the lessons learned from the first Dutch offshore wind farm to the construction of Hollandse Kust Zuid and other future offshore wind farms. The sale enables Vattenfall to focus even more on the development of our new projects. ”


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