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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 annum.

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."