Eneco submits permit application for
second North Sea wind farm
Jun 10, 2008 - Datamonitor
Dutch utility Eneco has submitted a permit application
for the environmental impact assessment for the construction
of its second offshore wind farm in the Dutch part of
the North Sea.
Eneco wants to construct the Callantsoog North wind
farm at approximately 30km off the coast from the city
of Den Helder, Netherlands. The Callantsoog North wind
farm will consist of 101 turbines of 3MW capacity each.
With its Callantsoog North project, Eneco is hoping to
participate in a subsidy tender, which the government
will start in 2009. When the wind farm becomes operational
in 2013, it will supply power to more than 300,000 households
and will reduce CO2 emissions by half a million ton per
Eneco intends to submit some more permit applications
in the short-term. These wind farms fit into Eneco's objective
to generate sustainable electricity that equals two-thirds
of its supply portfolio by 2020.
Jeroen de Haas, chairman of Eneco's board of management,
said: "Eneco wants to continue the development of offshore
wind farms. Various setup versions have been considered
in the selection of the Callantsoog North location. The
northern position and the fact that it is situated further
at sea make Callantsoog North a very good location for
a second Eneco wind farm."