Vattenfall and Air Liquide seal power purchase deal

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 21/06/2022 Vattenfall
Air Liquide has signed its largest long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to date in the Netherlands with Vattenfall, for 115 MW or around 500 GWh per year, of renewable electricity from the Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farm. This PPA comes in addition to a 100 GWh-PPA with Air Liquide announced in March 2021, expanding the long-term partnership.

The 15-year PPA starting in 2025 enables Air Liquide to supply its existing industrial and medical gas production assets in the Netherlands and more generally in the Benelux region with renewable energy.

Erik Suichies, Executive at Vattenfall’s Business Area Markets: “This Power Purchase Agreement is an important step for the Hollandse Kust Zuid project. Long-term commitments such as PPAs will make a significant contribution to the decarbonization goals of our industrial partners and help to bring closer Vattenfall’s ambition to create a fossil-free living within one generation at the same time.”

The Hollandse Kust Zuid wind farm zone consists of two sites,
Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2 and Hollandse Kust Zuid 3&4, and is being developed by Vattenfall, which secured the rights to the projects with subsidy free bids in March 2018 and July 2019.

The wind farms are located between 18 and 36 kilometres off the Dutch coast, between the Hague and Zandvoort. They will be fitted with 140 units of Siemens Gamesa 11 MW, SG 11.0-200 DD offshore turbines. Once the wind farm is operational, the 140 wind turbines will produce more than 6 TWh of green electricity annually.
It is owned by Vattenfall (50.5% stake), BASF (24.3% stake), and Allianz (25.2% stake).

Once fully operational, the wind farm will be the largest offshore wind farm in the world with 140 wind turbines and a total installed capacity of 1.5 GW. The Hollandse Kust Zuid wind farm will also be one of the first offshore wind farms in the world which does not receive any price subsidies for the power produced. The project is expected to become fully operational in 2023.


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