The Amstel Gooi en Vecht water board together with HVC has taken an investment decision for the realization of four wind turbines at its own sewage treatment plant in the port area in Amsterdam-West.
The wind turbines are estimated to produce approximately 21,000 megawatt hours (MWh) per year. This is equivalent to the electricity consumption of approximately 10,000 Amsterdam households. This prevents approximately 14 kilotons of CO2 emissions per year. The water board already produces about 70% of its own sustainable energy. Water board Amstel, Gooi en Vecht has been very active in sustainable energy projects in recent years. Among other things, by installing 24,000 solar panels on various sewage treatment plants (WWTPs) and by building one of the largest green gas installations in the Netherlands, which produces 13 million cubic meters of green gas from sewage sludge every year.
Preparation in 2023
The Amstel, Gooi and Vecht Water Board developed the wind farm in recent years. The water board and HVC are joining forces for the final development, tendering, construction and operation of the wind turbines. HVC provides the technical expertise and asset management.
With the investment decision now taken, preparations for the construction of the four turbines can probably start in early 2023. To this end, the tender process for this project must first be successfully completed. From the end of 2024, the wind turbines are expected to supply green energy.
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