Japanese renewable energy company Eurus Energy Group (Eurus), announced today that three of its wind farms in the province of Groningen have started commercial operation. The three wind farms, Mauve, Mondriaan and Vermeer, consist of 36 wind turbines with a combined capacity of 155 MW.
Two of the three wind farms, Mauve and Mondriaan, are located near the Port of Delfzijl. The third wind farm, Vermeer, is located approximately 20 km to the south of the two others, near Veendam.
The 86 MW Vermeer Wind Farm comprises 20 Siemens Gamesa SWT-DD-130 wind turbines. This wind farm started operation in April 2021. The 30.1 MW Mauve Wind Farm with 7 Vestas V136-4.3 MW wind turbines followed in May 2021. The latest, the 38.7 Mondriaan Wind Farm, started operation this month. It features 9 Vestas V136-4.3 MW turbines.
The construction of the wind farms was managed by YARD ENERGY, from which Eurus acquired the projects in 2019. The power generated at the three wind farms, which will be sufficient for supplying renewable electricity for the equivalent of approximately 200,000 households, is sold to Eneco Group.
Over 300 MW capacity in the Netherlands
Eurus entered the Dutch market in 2016, and currently owns and operates 20 wind farms with the total capacity of 303 MW in the country. Beside the above mentioned three wind farms these also include, among other, the Deil, Coevorden, Buren, Duiven, De Lier, Vlaardingen and Vlissingen wind farms.
Koji Tsuchimoto, Managing Director of Eurus Energy Europe B.V., states: “The Netherlands’ ambitious climate policy provides great opportunities for the long-term growth of its renewable energy market. We are committed to further expanding our business in the Netherlands and contributing to achieving its climate goals.” Photo: Vermeer Wind Farm, source: Eurus