Power & Energy

Netherlands to construct 3 more offshore wind farms


The Dutch government proposes to construct three more offshore wind farms. These are in addition to five new wind farms that already had the nod in the Energy Agreement. The government targets that the offshore wind farms produce about 40 percent of Netherland’s current electricity consume by the year 2030.

Out of three, two wind farms would be built off the Noord-Holland coast, the third north of the Wadden Islands. The government also plans to open tenders for the wind farm in 2021. According to an estimation done by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate, the cost of these wind farms would be between 15 and 20 billion Euros and it would generate about 10 thousand jobs.

These proposed projects would be constructed off the Zeeland and Holland coasts that would elevate the capacity of the offshore wind farms by 4.450 gigawatts in the next five years.

On the basis of the coalition agreement, the total capacity of the offshore wind farms is expected to rise by another 7 gigawatts between 2024 and 2030. It would need several hundreds of wind turbines.

The environmental organizations Natuur & Milieu and Greepeace reacted to this plan of the Dutch government and said that, they would appreciate if the government put more speed in the construction of the wind farms. They want that the government should double the growth of the wind energy.

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