Eneco and Equinor join forces for IJmuiden Ver wind farms tenders

Eneco and Equinor announced today they will join forces for the offshore wind tenders for the IJmuiden Ver Alpha and Beta offshore wind sites in the Netherlands to be taking place later this year.

The two companies want to contribute to the Netherlands reaching its decarbonization targets by integrating offshore wind into the Dutch energy system while ensuring biodiversity, and co-existence with marine and above-water life.

The companies have a combined 50 years of experience in the North Sea. The combination of Eneco’s strong presence in the Netherlands and Equinor’s scale in Europe and beyond brings a trusted and complimentary partnership for a CO2-free electricity sector by 2035 in Netherlands.

Eneco is a leading renewable energy company and offshore wind developer in the Netherlands and Belgium with projects such as Hollandse Kust (west) VI, Hollandse Kust (noord) V, Borssele III & IV in the Netherlands and Norther in Belgium. It has the ambition to further grow its offshore wind portfolio, one of the important pillars of its goal of climate neutrality in 2035.

Equinor aims to take leading positions in the energy transition and believes its energy solutions will contribute to the low-carbon Europe of the future. The international energy company headquartered in Norway has been an important energy provider to the Netherlands for many years and has a broad energy offering that can support the country’s energy transition: gas, hydrogen, carbon capture and offshore storage and offshore wind. The company has already developed a large global renewable portfolio and has the ambition to further grow this to 12 – 16 GW in 2030. Equinor is currently building Dogger Bank in the North Sea, which will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm. It also operates other offshore windfarms in the North Sea such as Hywind Tampen in Norway and Sheringham Shoal, Dudgeon, and Hywind Scotland in the UK.

While the focus of the current collaboration is on the IJmuiden Ver wind tenders, the two parties foresee to further explore opportunities to collaborate in Northwestern Europe.

IJmuiden Ver wind area

Three lots have been designated in the IJmuiden Ver wind energy area: Alpha (formerly I-II), Beta (formerly III-IV) and Gamma (formerly V-VI). For the permits for the development of these wind farms, the Dutch government writes 2 tender procedures: lots Alpha and Beta at the end of 2023 and lot Gamma in 2025. Source: Eneco

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