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About the project

Blauwwind is working on the construction of the Borssele III & IV offshore wind farm, which will have an installed capacity of 731.5 MW. Covering 146 km2, the wind farm will comprise 77 turbines, producing enough power to provide around 825,000 Dutch households with renewable electricity.

Background
In 2013, some 40 parties came together to finalise the Dutch Energy Agreement for Sustainable Growth, which states that to realise 16% renewable power production by 2023 a total of 4,450 MW of offshore wind power needs to be generated.

North Sea locations
To realise the Energy Agreement for Sustainable Growth, the Dutch government has selected a number of areas of the North Sea where offshore wind farms can be constructed.

Conditions
In this process, the Dutch government facilitates all the conditions that are necessary to construct a wind farm: favourable location, appropriate permits and connection to the national energy grid via TenneT. The Borssele III & IV offshore wind farm will be connected to the grid via the TenneT Borssele Beta offshore substation.

Research and subsidy

In addition, the Dutch government has carried out research into the composition of the site, the seabed, the wind speeds and metocean data, which has helped prevent delays in construction following approval of the permit. The government is also providing subsidies for the construction of wind farms.

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Partners Group

Partners Group is a global private markets investment management firm with EUR 73 billion (USD 83 billion) in investment programmes under management in private equity, private real estate, private infrastructure and private debt. The firm manages a broad range of customised portfolios for an international clientele of institutional investors. Partners Group is headquartered in Zug, Switzerland, and has offices around the world. The firm employs over 1,200 people and is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (symbol: PGHN) with a majority ownership by its partners and employees.

Shell

Royal Dutch Shell is an integrated energy company that aims to meet the world’s growing demand for energy in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible. Shell has major ambitions to grow its renewable power business: it already produces and markets electricity from its existing renewable assets and is developing new wind and solar projects around the globe. Shell first entered the wind business in 2001. Today, its installed wind capacity is 508 MW: five onshore wind farms in the USA (400 MW) and the offshore wind farm Egmond aan Zee in the Netherlands (108 MW) for which Shell has 100% of the offtake.

Eneco

Eneco is a company with international operations in the area of sustainable energy and innovation. Together with its customers, partners and employees, Eneco is working to realise its mission: sustainable energy for all. It invests in wind farms, biomass power plants, heating and solar parks to increase the supply of renewable energy. Furthermore, Eneco develops innovative products and services that allow its clients to take control of how they generate, store, use or share energy.

DGE

Diamond Generating Europe (DGE), a 100% subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation, is a dynamic, forward-thinking company with ambitious plans for growth in the power generation and power downstream sectors. DGE operates a tailored portfolio of renewable, energy-efficient assets in Europe and the Middle East and is developing projects in Africa. Its mission is to produce, supply and deliver efficient, flexible and affordable energy to customers across these regions.

Van Oord

Van Oord is a Dutch family-owned company with 150 years’ experience as an international marine contractor. The company focuses on dredging, oil and gas infrastructure and offshore wind. Headquartered in Rotterdam, Van Oord employs almost 5,000 staff, who worked on 190 projects in 46 countries during 2018. Its fleet consists of more than 100 vessels. Characterised by marine ingenuity, Van Oord uses innovative solutions that are both smart and sustainable and strives to help make the world a better place for future generations. In 2018, the company celebrated its 150th anniversary and was granted the title ‘Royal’.

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