Egmond aan Zee (OWEZ) is a 108MW offshore wind power project. The project is located in North Sea, North Holland, Netherlands. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. The project construction commenced in 2006 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in October 2007. Buy the profile here.

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The project was developed by NoordzeeWind and is currently owned by Shell WindEnergy with a stake of 100%.

The wind turbines in the project are installed on fixed foundations. An array of monopile foundations feature in the project.

The project generates 400,000MWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 100,000 households, offsetting 140,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year.

The turbines installed on the project are using Tubular Steel towers.

Development status

The project is currently active. The project construction commenced in 2006 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in October 2007.

Power purchase agreement

Shell Energy Europe and Vattenfall are the power offtakers from the project.

Contractors involved

VOF Bouwcombinatie Egmond was selected to render engineering procurement construction services for the wind power project.

Vestas Wind Systems was selected as the turbine supplier for the wind power project. The company provided 36 units of V90-3.0 MW turbines, each with 3MW nameplate capacity.

Vestas Wind Systems is the O&M contractor for the wind power project.

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About NoordzeeWind

NoordzeeWind BV (NoordzeeWind) is a renewable energy company that develops, constructs and manages wind farms. The company operates wind farm Egmond aan Zee, which is located in the North Sea off the Dutch coast and identified as a demonstration project. It conducts monitoring and evaluation program in cooperation with research institutes and provides assembly of the components. NoordzeeWind also supplies electricity to households. The company's vessel Svanen is used to sink the steel foundation piles of the turbines. It operates through other companies for its ongoing projects. NoordzeeWind is headquartered in Ijmuiden, the Netherlands.

This content was updated on 20 July 2023

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