The wind farm is situated 10 to 18 kilometres off the coast near Egmond aan Zee. The farm covers approximately 27 km2 in all. In clear weather, it is visible from the beach. See the precise location here.

In choosing this location off the coast, the partners took the interests and safety of other users of the North Sea into consideration, such as fishermen, recreational sailing, shipping, sand extraction, military areas, and oil and gas extraction. Read more about safety, fishery and shipping here.

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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.