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History

In 2013, 40 different parties have concluded an Energy Agreement, which states that in 2023 a total of 4450 MW of offshore wind needs to be operational in order to realize 16% renewable power production in 2023.

Areas on the North Sea

As part of the execution of this SER Energy Agreement, the government has assigned a number of areas on the North Sea where offshore wind farms can be constructed.

The conditions

In this process, the Dutch government takes care of all the conditions that are necessary to construct a wind farm: where they should be placed, the appropriate permits and the connection to the grid via TenneT.

The construction

In addition, the government researches the composition of the site, the sea bed, the wind speeds and the metocean data, preventing delays in the construction process after awarding of the permit. Furthermore, the government provided subsidies for the construction of these wind farms.

Timeline of the consortium Blauwwind

  • Blauwwind project starts

    The financing of the wind farm is concluded, and the project can start.

  • Expansion of the consortium

    In January 2018 Partners Group joined the consortium and took 45% of the shares, after which the division of shares became as follows: Partners Group (45%), Shell (20%), DGE (15%), Eneco (10%) and Van Oord (10%). 

  • Tender winner

    On Monday 12 December 2016, the Minister of Economic Affairs announced that Blauwwind II c.v., a consortium of Eneco, Diamond Generation Europe (100% subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation), Shell and Van Oord is the winner of the tender and subsidy and permits for Borssele Wind Farm Sites III & IV. The winning bid was 5.45 eurocents per kilowatt hour. 

  • Area Borssele III and IV

    The tender for the subsidy and permit of the wind energy area Borssele III & IV was open from 16 up until 29 September 2016.

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