Renewable energy producer Statkraft has been selected following a tender procedure to develop Vaanplein Wind Farm in the municipality of Barendrecht, in the province of Zuid-Holland. This was announced by Natuur- en Recreatieschap IJsselmonde and Staatsbosbeheer last Friday.
The decision is provisional and will become final on 17 January providing the other tender participants do not submit any objections.
Two to three wind turbines
The plots are located on the northern side of the A15 motorway, close to the Vaanplein interchange. This area was allocated in 2017 by the province of Zuid-Holland as a location to generate wind energy. The area offers space for an estimated two to three wind turbines. Statkraft will apply to the municipality of Barendrecht for a zoning change and an environmental permit. It is not yet known when the turbines will be built. This depends on the procedures that will have to be followed.
The land on which the wind turbines will be built is owned by Staatsbosbeheer (state forestry commission) but has been leased by the IJsselmonde Nature and Recreation Board. That is why the two parties jointly held a tender to select a wind farm developer. The tender examined the experience of interested parties in developing wind farms, their experience with citizen participation and the level of the land compensation.
In the coming period Statkraft will draw up a required participation plan in consultation with the municipality and local residents. Statkraft Markets B.V., based in Amsterdam, cooperates with Pondera Consult for the project. Source: Staatsbosbeheer