Onshore

De Drentse Monden en Oostermoer Wind Farm reaches financial close

The 175.5 MW De Drentse Monden en Oostermoer Wind Farm has reached financial close, the initiators of the project reported yesterday. The initiators, Duurzame Energieproductie Exloërmond BV, Windpark Oostermoer Exploitatie BV and Raedthuys DDM BV, will together provide the equity capital. Financial institutes NWB Bank, Rabobank, BNG Bank and LBBW will finance an additional amount…

First turbine Avri Wind Farm produces power

On Thursday 26 December, test runs were started on the first turbine at Avri Wind Farm, thus producing the first electricity of the wind farm. Avri Wind Farm comprises 3 wind turbines with each a rated power of 3.6 MW that are installed on the terrain of the former Avri landfill in Geldermalsen. The terrain…

ABP invests in Dutch wind farm

ABP made another wind farm investment announcement at the end of last week. This time the pension fund is investing in a 32 MW onshore wind farm in Goeree-Overflakkee, in the province of Zuid-Holland. The news follows after ABP announced earlier that week that it is taking a 64% share in the German offshore wind…

All 10 wind turbines at De Veenwieken Wind Farm are in place

The construction of the last of in total 10 wind turbines at De Veenwieken Wind Farm has been completed. Six of the ten Enercon, type E-103, 2.3 MW, wind turbines are already connected to the grid. The coming period will be spent on connecting the remaining 4 wind turbines. The first construction activities started in April…

Wind farm in focus: De Veenwieken Wind Farm

In the eastern part of the Netherlands, between Ommen, Hardenberg en Dedemsvaart, where till recently green pastures dominated the view, ten Enercon wind turbines are slowly rising on the horizon. All in close cooperation with the local citizens. On 7 September, this onshore wind farm De Veenwieken, opened the construction site to the public. De…

Approval for construction of 8 turbines of Zeewolde Wind Farm

The Council of State gave green light for the construction of 8 wind turbines along the A27 that are part of the 320 MW Zeewolde Wind Farm. By ruling against an appeal made by several land owners, the construction of the 8 wind turbines can soon start. A project developer and several other landowners had appealed…

Green light for Greenport Venlo Wind Farm

On Wednesday 18 december, the Council of State judged positively on the environmental permit and zoning plan amendments for Greenport Venlo Wind Farm. The initiators can now continue with the development of the wind farm which will rise at Greenport Venlo, along the railway line between Eindhoven and Venlo. Six parties appealed against the realisation of the wind…

113 applications from wind projects in 2019 SDE+ Autumn Round

On 14 November the SDE+ round of applications for autumn 2019 was closed. RVO.nl (Netherlands Enterprise Agency) received 7,525 applications for subsidies of which 113 were received for wind energy projects. The SDE+ round of applications for autumn 2019 ran from 9 AM on 29 October to 5 PM on 14 November. The total value of…

Eneco in Japanese hands

A consortium of Japanese Mitsubishi Corporation (80%) and Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. ( (20%), Japan’s 3rd largest energy company, will take over Dutch energy company Eneco. Eneco and the shareholders’ committee, consisting of the municipalities of Rotterdam, The Hague, Dordrecht, Lansingerland, Capelle aan den IJssel, Molenlanden, Heemstede and Achtkarspelen, have agreed on the proposed…