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 offshore wind energy.
In the spring of 2002, NoordzeeWind was selected as the winning bidder. The concession agreement with the government to realise the farm was signed in July that year.
The wind farm evolved in the years that followed. The partners obtained the required permits and conducted a range of studies, the outcomes of which can be found on the Reports page.
Towards the end of May 2005, Vattenfall and Shell signed the definitive contracts to jointly realise Offshore Windpark Egmond aan Zee. Construction started in 2006 and the farm was commissioned on 18 April 2007.