Wind fan with shell logo reflecting in water

What will transport look like in 2040

This first Dutch offshore wind farm was an important step for both companies to gain expertise in this form of renewable energy. 

windturbine opgeheven door kraan

The construction

The wind farm was built by the construction combination Egmond. This is a joint venture between Ballast Nedam and the Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas. Both companies have extensive experience in offshore wind energy.

Wind turbine middle of the sea

Electricity production

It starts with the wind turning the blades, or rotor blades. These rotor blades are attached to the main shaft. The rotational movement is sped up in a gearbox. The main shaft drives the generator. 

Man lady in yellow jacket paper and pen


For the development, exploitation and eventual removal of the Offshore Windpark Egmond aan Zee (OWEZ) diverse licences are necessary.