To this end, Minister Brinkhorst of Economic Affairs has initiated a scale model of the type of windmill that is to be used for the wind farm. At the start, Minister Brinkhorst underlined the social importance of the sustainability of energy supply and the great potential that our country has in offshore wind energy. According to the minister, the development of this potential can make a substantial contribution to a more sustainable energy supply. "With the knowledge and experience of this project, we can take this further development firmly in hand. This makes this offshore wind farm Egmond van Zee, an initiative of the EZ agency Senter Novem, partly so special."