2019 March 14 13:30
Consortium Witwind announced tender for the construction and operation of Dutch offshore wind farms Hollandse Kust (zuid) III and IV. Witwind is a consortium with strong Dutch roots consisting of Shell, Van Oord and Eneco.
Collaboration is crucial to achieve the energy transition and all partners in Witwind have a proven track record of successfully collaborating in the development and operation of offshore wind farms. The specific geographical location of the Netherlands is ideal for offshore wind electricity generation. This offers globally competitive advantages in terms of cost benefits, a specialised workforce and export opportunities for the Netherlands. Hollandse Kust (zuid) III and IV will contribute significantly to the renewable electricity supply for the Dutch energy system.
The consortium plans to start operation of the Hollandse Kust (zuid) III and IV sites in 2023. The wind farms are expected to have a total installed capacity of about 760 MW, which is enough to supply around 1 million households with green energy. The wind farms will be situated 20 kilometres off the coast of The Hague in the Netherlands.