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CrossWind has developed a subsidy-free wind farm with the realization of Hollandse Kust Noord. It is expected that this park will generate at least 3.3 TWh of electricity annually, equivalent to 2.8 percent of the total national electricity demand. Together with other offshore wind farms, including Borssele and Hollandse Kust Zuid, Hollandse Kust Noord now provides for 15.8 percent of the Dutch electricity demand.

People, nature, and environment

In the Netherlands, we are increasingly focusing on people, nature, and the environment in offshore wind farm tenders and operations. Innovation and ecological considerations, along with protective measures, take center stage. For example, protective measures for birds and specific techniques are implemented to minimize the impact on marine life.

HKN Eneco
Eneco - Hollandse Kust Noord.

Efficiency and cooperation

Over the past 10 years, the development of wind farms has accelerated significantly. How did we get there? Smart coordination has made standardized connection systems possible. This has resulted in improved efficiency in connecting to both the high-voltage grid and offshore platforms. Furthermore, the Dutch government has successfully implemented a one-stop-shop approach, contributing to reducing risks and costs in the lead-up to tenders.

A remarkable achievement. Hollandse Kust Noord not only realizes the goals of the Energy Agreement but also places nature and innovation in a crucial position. It lays the foundation for future expansion up to 2030 and beyond. Innovation enables us to successfully address crucial challenges.
– Bob Meijer, Director TKI Offshore Energy

Achieving the goals for offshore wind energy in the Netherlands was only possible thanks to effective collaboration between wind farm developers, the government, suppliers, NGOs, and various other stakeholders. Despite challenges such as those in the supply chain, numerous opportunities exist to further apply this successful approach. The Netherlands has demonstrated its feasibility, with currently two more wind farms in development.

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