The first Dutch offshore Wind Farm
Offshore Windpark Egmond aan Zee was built by the NoordzeeWind joint venture. It is the first large-scale wind farm at sea erected in the Netherlands. The 36 turbines supply sustainable energy to more than 100,000 Dutch households. The wind farm was taken into operation in 2007.
Offshore wind energy plays a vital part in improving the sustainability of our energy system. The knowledge and experience gained through this offshore wind farm was leveraged in the continued development of offshore wind energy as a sustainable source of energy. For this reason, what was still the Ministry of Economic Affairs at the time called Offshore Windpark Egmond aan Zee a demonstration project.
Offshore Windpark Egmond aan Zee was erected by NoordzeeWind, a joint venture between Vattenfall and Shell.
In 2001, Vattenfall and Shell formed a joint venture and submitted plans for the construction and operation of the offshore wind farm via the government tender for sea-based wind energy.