Ballast Nedam shifts focus towards more sustainable energy

Construction and development company Ballast Nedam is, like its parent company Rönesans Holding, putting more effort into green energy. The company has the ambition to be carbon-neutral by 2030 and energy-neutral by 2040 and is actively working on collaborations and projects that contribute to this.

Since 2021, Ballast Nedam, with its head office in Nieuwegein, has used exclusively 100% green electricity at all office, production and construction sites. More and more energy is generated in-house from its own solar panels and its own wind turbines. Also, Ballast Nedam has returned to the wind energy market since 2021 and will continue to expand this part of its portfolio both nationally and internationally. With more projects in sustainable energy and by joining forces with other parties in the market, Ballast Nedam wants to take further steps to meet its sustainability targets.

An example of these projects is the Maasvlakte 2 wind farm, completed in 2022, in which Ballast Nedam placed 22 wind turbines on the hard and soft seawall of Rotterdam’s Maasvlakte. In doing so, Ballast Nedam used monopiles on land – a first in the wind sector. On the IJsselmeer, Ballast Nedam is in the final stages of realising 24 modern and powerful turbines for Windplanblauw. This includes designing and building the new turbine foundations, realising the park cabling and providing the connection to the substation.

Collaboration with TotalEnergies

The focus on activities in green energy also aligns with the goals of Ballast Nedam’s parent company Rönesans Holding, which is undertaking similar steps forward. On 21 July 2023, Rönesans Holding partnered with TotalEnergies in order to scale up activities in green energy. TotalEnergies acquires a 50% stake in business unit Rönesans Enerji to develop and accelerate green energy projects in Turkey together with Rönesans Holding. Ronesans Enerji’s ambition is to produce 2 GW of renewable energy by 2028. This agreement will boost the sustainability and energy transition, supported by both companies. Source: Ballast Nedam Image: Maasvlakte 2 Wind Farm

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